Johnny Carson

Dick Cavett Remembers His Friend, Johnny Carson

Posted on 05/10/2012 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentWhen Dick Cavett allows you to hitch a ride on one of his conversational caravans, there’s really no telling where you’ll end up. In 50-plus years of professional conversationalism, the man has met and chatted up everyone from Aaron Sorkin to ZZ Top, so one anecdote can’t help but lead to another, and then another, and pretty soon the narrative includes more characters than Day of the Locust. On this day, though, Dick Cavett is talking with me about Johnny …

Soupy Sales, James Cagney, Johnny Carson, Excedrin Headaches, and More: Random Audio From the Movies for Grownups Radio Archives

Posted on 02/16/2012 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentSo, I’ve been doing this Movies for Grownups radio show for eight years, and every week I prowl the web looking for audio clips that’ll make it sound, you know, interesting. The thing is, I never, ever throw any of this stuff out. So now I have hours and hours of the most random sound samples you can imagine. Last week here at the office they changed out my computer, and for some reason that forced to the front of …

Oprahcalypse! Surviving Oprah Winfrey’s End Time

Posted on 05/25/2011 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentWell, the world didn’t end as predicted last Saturday, and doubtless millions of Oprah Winfrey fans are hoping for a similar reprieve today as the woman who has ruled the afternoon for 25 years signs off from her daily broadcast for the last time (“What, did I say May 25th? I meant October 25th!”). Alas, that won’t happen. The Sun Queen will indeed set, leaving behind a programming void around which will continue to orbit, at least for now, her …