Legendary comedian Kip Addotta offers career confessions! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: TODAY'S GUEST: Kip Addotta, comedian, author, Kip Addotta: Confessions of a Comedian     Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Kip Addotta by clicking on the video player above!  Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience that will repeat after me: We commit to the interview; We go through the... Continue Reading →

Singer Jerry Vale asks: Remember me for ‘You Don’t Know Me’! PHONE INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Jerry Vale, singer, "Camelot"   Today on Mr. Media, I’ve rescued another interview from my archives. This time, we’re reaching back to October 3, 1984, for my telephone interview with legendary singer – and Sinatra contemporary – Jerry Vale. This story originally appeared in the St. Petersburg Times on Friday, October 12, 1984,... Continue Reading →

892 Another Happy Day: actor George Kennedy talks Sinatra, Newman, Eastwood! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: George Kennedy, Oscar winning actor, Cool Hand Luke, author, Trust Me   Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of guys who remember every line from Cool Hand Luke and The Naked Gun but can’t remember their wife’s birthday… in the NEW new media capital of the world, St. Petersburg, Florida!... Continue Reading →

754 Jazz pianist George Shearing remembered in 1983 Mr. Media Lost Tapes! PHONE INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: George Shearing, jazz pianist   When Sir George Shearing, the composer of “Lullabye of Birdland,” died on Valentine’s Day, 2011, we lost one of the great pianists — and gentlemen — of jazz. Born in London, in 1947 he came to the United States where he was known far and wide for his... Continue Reading →

Cue red Ferrari! Magnum PI’s Larry Manetti is standing by! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Larry Manetti, actor, "Magnum, P.I.," "Black Sheep Squadron"     Larry Manetti brought a tremendous amount of natural charisma and boundless cockiness to his role as a restaurateur named Rick—Tom Selleck’s Vietnam War buddy and sidekick—on the long-running CBS adventure series, “Magnum, P.I.” He brought that same strong sense of self-awareness to his... Continue Reading →

Rare John Denver audio interview, 1984: Mr. Media Lost Tapes

Today's Guest: Singer John Denver.     In the years that I was a pop music critic for the St. Petersburg Times and Tampa Tribune back in the mid-1980s, one of the best parts of the job was interviewing musicians by phone before they came to town. I always liked the conversation, the give-and-take, the... Continue Reading →

Lana Turner’s daughter, Cheryl Crane, remembers Mama! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Cheryl Crane, daughter of Lana Turner, author, Lana: The Memories, the Myths, the Movies     Nothing twinkles quite as bright as a classic Hollywood star and few were ever bigger in their day than Lana Turner. Of course, there is Lana Turner the legend… and Lana Turner the wife and mother. In... Continue Reading →

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