Barbara Walters talks on courage, Nixon and tough questions! PODCAST INTERVIEW

By Eric Deggans The Feed Sometimes, I like causing trouble. So whenever people ask me who is the most influential TV journalist of the modern age, I never say Edward R. Murrow or Walter Cronkite. I always say Barbara Walters. That's because she pioneered the mixture of emotion and news, serious and celebrity, personal and... Continue Reading →

Actor Aaron Paul is Breaking Bad in talk with Eric Deggans! PODCAST INTERVIEW

By Eric Deggans The Feed • Email • Twitter • Facebook • YouTube • Stitcher This series is the best program on television you're probably not watching. And I know why. Star Bryan Cranston has transformed himself from Malcolm in the Middle's goofball dad into a bald, goateed teacher-turned-drug dealer so ruthless he will let... Continue Reading →

Anchorman Dan Rather shares memories of CBS covering 9-11! PODCAST INTERVIEW

By Eric Deggans Ten years later, what Dan Rather still remembers with vivid clarity is how it all began: spotting a wisp of smoke wafting from the upper floors of the World Trade Center while getting ready for work. Soon after, Rather was dressed and climbing the stairs of the anchor desk at the center... Continue Reading →

Dr. Drew talks about Charlie Sheen, Celebrity Rehab, HLN and more! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of men and women with a pretty staggering addiction to RSS feeds… in the new new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida! By Eric Deggans Mention the critics, and Dr. Drew Pinsky lets out a small sigh: He has heard these songs many times... Continue Reading →

Legendary Joan Rivers talked about Fox News… to Eric Deggans! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of men with some pretty crazy ideas about where they need plastic surgery… in the new new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida! By Eric Deggans The Feed (Joan Rivers died on September 4, 2014 following complications from vocal chord surgery. She was 81.... Continue Reading →

Simon Cowell’s optimism drives The X Factor! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Simon Cowell, host, "The X Factor" Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of former Tampa Bay area-based 'American Idol' contestants… in the new new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida! By Eric Deggans Here’s how you measure power in Hollywood. When a rival network decides to rip off... Continue Reading →

The Death of Michael Jackson: King of Pop Remembered​! PODCAST

  ​Michael Jackson​ has died at age 50. The pop idol, whose music, choreography and fashion changed the face of popular culture, was rushed to the hospital shortly after 12:30 p.m. PT on Thursday, June 25, 2009, upon being found unconscious in his Los Angeles home. He reportedly never regained consciousness. ​ ​In commemoration of... Continue Reading →

Fall TV with SP Times’ Eric Deggans and KC Star’s Aaron Barnhart! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Eric Deggans, TV critic, St. Petersburg Times, Aaron Barnhart, TV critic, Kansas City Star Back in the early days following Al Gore’s invention of the Internet, there were a few hardy souls delivering content via something called “Netscape.” One of those people, back in 1994, was me – Mr. Media. I started doing... Continue Reading →

10 Boob tube talk: St. Petersburg Times critic Eric Deggans! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Eric Deggans, media critic, St. Petersburg Times, NPR   Eric Deggans is easily one of the smartest journalists I know. Okay, okay, I know some of you connect “smart” and “journalist” and chuckle the way other people combine “military” and “intelligence.” But trust me, Eric is really bright. He has his own way... Continue Reading →

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