Tag Archives: TV

Previewing Bass Seminar

 Dr. Bill Bass has granted me about a dozen interviews, most of which were for the radio. On Friday, we recorded an interview for an upcoming broadcast on East Tennessee PBS. I’ll have more details about the show in the next … Continue reading

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Gold Bond

 Steve Hytner played the part of a bad comedian on Seinfeld but he’s actually a very good comedian and actor. When he performs, he has the emcee acknowledge that “no matter what he does, he’s always remembered as Bania from … Continue reading

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Blue Man Group

Josh Blue was the winner of season 4 of Last Comic Standing. The last time he was in town, I happened to see him at Starbucks. Just saw @JoshBlueComedy get recognized by that super-cheerful barista at the Cedar Bluff @Starbucks … Continue reading

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Points!

The Comedy Central show @midnight includes segment called Hashtag Wars that anyone can play via Twitter. My friends Megan Jones, Nate Cate and Shane Rhyne often participate. I like to play too when I’m up late enough. My phone has … Continue reading

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The Tie Scores

Amy Hubbard of East Tennessee PBS asked the hosts of Tuesday night’s pledge drive if they had any appropriate attire for a show about ’50s and ’60s party songs. I did not, other than my normal wardrobe which resembles that of … Continue reading

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Dye Laughing

Jeff Dye made me feel a little better about prank shows. As you’ll see in my interview with Jeff on the Classic Hits 93.1 Comedy Couch, I sympathized with the victims on his MTV show, Money from Strangers. Here’s the … Continue reading

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“Show Me Chicken Neck!”

Richard Karn had breakfast on his mind. The actor known for Home Improvement and Family Feud visited Knoxville in his role as spokesperson for Hormel® Compleats® microwaveable meals. I recorded an interview with Richard on Tuesday. I used about three … Continue reading

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Canon in Front of Them

This weekend Catholics are celebrating the lives of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII. The two men will be canonized on Sunday. Knoxville residents Cardinal Justin Rigali and Bishop Richard Stika will attend the ceremony. Two local parishes … Continue reading

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Andy’s Back

Attending the viewing party for Tennessee Life at Downtown Grill & Brewery today gave me a chance to catch up with “Marshal” Andy Smalls. He has been slowed, but not stopped, by surgeries to remove tumors on his spine. Marshal Andy and I … Continue reading

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Cemental Journey

Members of my family sometimes use me as a reference library. They’ll call or write to ask a question, especially if it’s about pop culture. My sister was visiting Los Angeles yesterday. A few hours before experiencing an earthquake, she … Continue reading

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K.D. Language

Komodo Dragons, the world’s largest living lizard, are featured on the Smithsonian Channel’s show Venom Islands. And now here are Bob and Ray to explain why I’ve been interested in Komodo Dragons all these years.

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Line Backers

The season premiere of Whose Line Is It Anyway? snuck up on me. The show returned on Friday night with two episodes. One featured guest star Tara Lipinski and the other featured guest star Kat Graham. Fortunately the episodes I … Continue reading

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O Snap

A producer at Jupiter Entertainment told me that I might be surprised how many crime reenactments are filmed in and around Knoxville. It made sense to me. Several actresses I know have appeared on shows like Snapped. Tonight my friend … Continue reading

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Nature Guide

If East Tennessee PBS would allow it, I would show up every week to co-host their pledge drive. Of course they can only go live a handful of times per year and I am fortunate that they keep inviting me … Continue reading

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