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Vintage interviews with notable personalities, dating from the 1980s to the mid 2010s. Actors, musicians, politicians, athletes, authors, scientists. inventors, and heroes of all kinds.

Now I've Heard Everythin‪g‬ Bill Thompson

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Vintage interviews with notable personalities, dating from the 1980s to the mid 2010s. Actors, musicians, politicians, athletes, authors, scientists. inventors, and heroes of all kinds.

    Sonny Bono

    Sonny Bono

    Long before she was a successful solo act, Cher was half of Sonny and Cher.

    Perhaps no married couple in music was popular in the mid-'60s as Sonny and Cher.  Sonny Bono wrote hit songs like I've Got You, Babe and The Beat Goes On,  

    Eventually, they even had their own television variety show.

    Sonny and Cher went their separate ways in the early '70s. Sonny became interested in politics, and bwas elected mayor of Palm Springs, California in 1988. And he was elected to Congress in 1992.

    • 18 min
    Raymond Kurzweil

    Raymond Kurzweil

    It can be fun, informative, and educational to go back and revisit the things that futurists said years  ago. Just, you know, to check and see if they were right.

    Kurzweil has been honored by three U.S. presidents, he has 21 honorary doctorates, and has been called the rightful heir to Thomas Edison. 

    In 1990, I met and interviewed legendary inventor and futurist Raymond Kurzweil. He had written a book called The Age of Tnte Intelligent Machine. 

    You be the judge -- was he right? 

    • 16 min
    Short Takes

    Short Takes

    February is, of course, the shortest month of the year. So it occurred to me it might be an appropriate time to share some of my shortest interviews with you.

    Normally, I would get 15 to 20 minutes or more with a given celebrity or VIP. But occasionally, because of the constraints of their schedules, I might only get two minutes, or three, or four.

    So here now are some of those short takes: 

    Gtammy-winner Patti LaBelle, literary giants Kurt Vonnegut and John Irving, Oscar-winning actress Kathleen Turner, and Brady Bunch star Maureen McCormick. 

    • 21 min
    Margaret Cho

    Margaret Cho

    Margaret Cho rose to prominence in the mid 1990s, with her TV sitcom All-American Girl.  Since then, she's established herself as not only a talented actress but as a standup comic,  fashion designer, and social activist. 

    I've met her and interviewed her twice, about her first two books. Thi interview was the second one we did, and as you'll hear, her views seem as current today as they did the day we talked, 16 years ago.

    • 15 min
    Jane Goodall

    Jane Goodall

    Most of what the scientific world knows about chimpanzees comes from the work of anthropologist Jane Goodall.

    She first went to Tanzania in 1965.  

    And in 1990 she wrote a memoir of her work.  That's when I met her.

    So here now, from 1990, Jane Goodall.

    • 14 min
    James Cameron

    James Cameron

    Warning: What you're abiyt ti gear is a true story, told by the suvivor of a violent and horrisying  attack. You need to know that some of the descriptions are graphic, some of the words used are offensive. 

    James Cameron was born in 1914 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.  When he was a child, his family moved to Marion, Indiana.

    It was there, in the summer of 1930, that James Camero survived a lynching attempt.

    He was a suspect in a robbery-and-murder case in Marion, Indiana along with two older teenagers.  Both of them were lynched, and died. Cameron was to be the third victim of the Ku Klux Klan-led mob.

    They tied a noose around Cameron's neck, and death appered imminent.  But just as he was about to be hanged, a mysterious female voice was heard, saying Cameron was innocent.  

    A star local football player then stepped up, removed the noose and saved Cameron.

    • 18 min

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