Christiane Amanpour Responds To Trump Attack On Free Press

I have had the honor of working with and around the best journalists of several eras. This isn't political....a free press maintains our democracy. To sit silent would be a dishonor to those who gave their lives to bring us truth. (like WW2 correspondent Ernie Pyle who died on Okinawa). No "what abouts" here.

Throwback Thursday


#TBT #ThrowbackThursday I did press for then candidate Joe Kennedy (father of @RepJoeKennedy ). That’s young Joe’s parents and grandma Ethel. I tried to get out of the shot but was boxed in. Photo: Pulitzer winner Eddie Adams.He took the pic of Vietnam prisoner being shot in head

The McCartney Family Meat Free Monday

Paul McCartney and photographer daughter Mary and designer daughter Stella have produced this film called “one day a week”. It’s about going meat free just one day a week. On Monday. It follows in the footsteps of wife and mom Linda McCartney who was a devout vegetarian along with the rest of her family.  I tried being a vegetarian for about a year when I was in high school. I caved in finally. Living in Texas around barbecue was tough. One small aspect of the McCartney‘s experience has stayed with me for 40 years. They became vegetarians when they were about to tuck into a lamb chop. Just as they did, a lamb poked its head through the open window at their farm in Scotland.   It dawned on  them that their food had a name.  I haven’t touched lamb since I heard that story 40 years ago. 

HANSON podCASTNER- The Lost Interview

From the lost archives dept: My interview with #Hanson at their world headquarters in Tulsa, OK. It was meant to be a piece for print on their business but despite my best efforts that never come to fruition. Finally I have gotten this together in a podCASTNER to celebrate their 25th anniversary Middle Of Everywhere Tour. it is the raw interview and although taped in May of 2013 the core of Hanson and their company is the same today. Taped backstage at Tulsa's Cain's Ballroom. Enjoy!

NEW podCASTNER - Trump Send Republicans Over the Edge

The president's twitter storm this week took the presidency to a new low and with this man that is saying a lot. It not only made it clear that there is something very wrong.... there are legal opinions that the law has been broken....again. We also look at the top mistakes you can make in retirement AND we look a the hits and misses at the box office with Kevin Carr from Fat Guys At the

New podCASTNER: Time to Declare Korean War Over?

A less Trumpian podCASTNER because we all need a break! Is it time to finally declare that the Korean War is over? That's right non-history majors, we only have a truce in place. Gordon Chang fills us in on the pros and cons and why China is worried. Kevin Carr from Fat Guys At the Movies reviews the HORRORble movies this week.... sorry... couldn't help myself. I will also fill you in my Twitter feuds this week.

It was 50 Years Ago Today


I was blessed to attend the 20th anniversary of Sergeant Pepper at Abbey Road Studios in London in 1987. Paul and Linda McCartney were there as was legendary rocker Roy Orbison. I was a producer with entertainment tonight at that time. We did a lengthy sitdown interview with Paul and I had a wonderful opportunity to speak with Linda at length. I brought my camera with me that day and just snapped I think two or three pictures. I was busy producing. She gave me some photography pointers one of which being always have your camera with you. You never know when a picture will present itself. A blessing to have been present for such a legendary celebration at such a legendary studio.  

podCASTNER 5 8 17-Sally Yates Mugs Ted Cruz

Sally Yates mic drops her way across the hill today and the subcommittee shows us more than ever why we need an independent investigation into TrumpRussia. I will also tell you why I am not worrying about the festering boil that is the House passed Trump "care". AND we have the BIG movie at the box office this week: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

New podCASTNER: Is Trump Waving N.Korea Flag as a Distraction?

Lil Kim Jong Un fires off another missile as Trump tries to deflect from the Michael Flynn debacle by stirring the pot with North Korea AND at the same time South Korea. North Korea/China expert Gordon Chang tells why thats dangerous and what Kim has up his stubby little sleeves. We also have the hits and misses at the box office with Kevin Carr from Fat Guys at the Movies. I am also really pleased this week to have the track "Bedtime" by SoundClouder Alex Ramos ( SorryImAlex ) in the show as well.

podCASTNER 4-23-17- Bye Bye Lyin' Bill O'Reilly

Bill O'Reilly served as the blueprint for the Donald Trump campaign. In every way, shape and form... under normal circumstances you wouldn't do ANY of what I will play you. But for Trump it worked. And I tell you why. We also revisit Lyin' Bill by taking you back to nonexistent parts of his past. And the hits and misses at the movies from Kevin Carr from Fat Guys At the Movies