25 episodes

Hear fascinating, never-before-told stories from the world-famous NBC Pages as they discuss your favorite television and film stars in tales never meant to reach the ears of the general public!

A Page in History David Harris Katz Entertainment, Inc.

    • History
    • 4.9 • 8 Ratings

Hear fascinating, never-before-told stories from the world-famous NBC Pages as they discuss your favorite television and film stars in tales never meant to reach the ears of the general public!

    Ken Hommel - Saturday Night Live - Television Programming

    Ken Hommel - Saturday Night Live - Television Programming

    Join us for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Saturday Night Live! You'll hear untold stories and secrets of this iconic show. 
    Discover the unexpected connections between Prince, Batman, and SNL. 
    Uncover the shocking truth about the 15th Anniversary of SNL and the notable absence of a certain someone. 
    Hear about Robin Williams' impromptu performance for a tour group, showcasing his incredible talent. 
    Learn how to secure tickets for the show, including standby tickets; the process is quite an ordeal! 
    Find out if Marci Klein, Calvin's daughter, really had her panties in an uproar! 
    Hear about the magic of set construction as we explore how the elaborate sets for SNL are built and brought into the studio. 
    And explore the golden era of television programming in the early 90s and gain insights into ratings, budgets, scheduling, and advertising.
    Plus, you’ll discover valuable tips on making friends and networking to break into the entertainment business. 
    Don't miss this captivating episode of "A Page in History" with our special guest Ken Hommel.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Suzie Santomauro - Late Night With David Letterman - Late Night with Conan O’Brien

    Suzie Santomauro - Late Night With David Letterman - Late Night with Conan O’Brien

    Get ready for an unforgettable episode of "A Page in History" as we dive into the thrilling journey of this wonderful guest! Starting as an NBC Page in the late 80s, her career skyrocketed as she ventured into the world of television. From working at Conan O'Brien's show and the NBC News Democratic Convention to House Party and Sunday Best, she has experienced it all. But it was that fateful day when David Letterman pulled her into an impromptu game of human fetch that changed everything. Sent on a wild goose chase to retrieve Joan Collins, she found herself in a scuffle with the actress's manager. Little did she know that this incident would make her a household name, winning David Letterman's admiration. Catch the attention-grabbing tale of her rise to fame and her incredible journey from Page to television personality. Don't miss the captivating episode of "A Page in History" with our special guest, Suzie Santomauro.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Janice Penino - Howard Stern - David Letterman - NBC Guest Relations

    Janice Penino - Howard Stern - David Letterman - NBC Guest Relations

    This guest gets a special pass for today’s conversation because although she technically wasn’t an NBC Page, she might as well have been one! 
    She was actually the department director, who oversaw hundreds of Pages navigate their own careers. But before she held that prestigious title, she was working in other roles for the National Broadcasting Company. 
    She once worked on a team that helped create some successful folks that went on to superstardom! Perhaps you’ve heard of a guy named Howard Stern, yes our next guest worked on a little radio station called WNBC. She even went on to work for a guy named David Letterman! 
    You are going to hear those stories and a lot more. Don't miss this captivating episode of "A Page in History" with our special guest Janice Penino!

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Herbie J Pilato - Johnny Carson - Bewitched - Michael Gross - Classic TV

    Herbie J Pilato - Johnny Carson - Bewitched - Michael Gross - Classic TV

    Get ready for some star-studded stories through television history with this next guest.
    Before David Hasselhoff had KITT, this guest had the opportunity to step into the role for a brief moment. He also duplicated this task for Michael J Fox, and Harry Anderson. 
    And what do classic cars have to do with the Golden Girls? You’ll find out! 
    And Johnny Carson was the real king of late night, you’ll hear what he was really like plus, what it was like to work on The Tonight Show!
    Plus, he’s written over a dozen wonderful books that cover the world of classic television, including the TV series Bewitched, Mary Tyler Moore, The Six Million Dollar Man, Bionic Woman, and many more! 
    And he also went on to work for some powerhouse media companies including Sony, Warner Bros., Bravo, TLC, A&E, CNN, and more! 
    Don't miss this captivating episode of "A Page in History" with our special guest Herbie J Pilato!

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Brooke Bizzell Stachyra - David Letterman - Saturday Night Live - Al Roker

    Brooke Bizzell Stachyra - David Letterman - Saturday Night Live - Al Roker

    In this episode, our guest had a BRUSH WITH GREATNESS that involved none other than the iconic David Letterman and a bona fide blockbuster star!
    She also had the unique experience of being a bouncer for Saturday Night Live!
    But before she took on the role as an NBC Page, our guest started her journey as a wide-eyed WNBC intern. Little did she know at the time that Pages were not security guards. She had the privilege of working alongside America's beloved weatherman, Al Roker. 
    Our guest also found herself crossing paths with a controversial figure, Bill Cosby.
    And if that wasn't enough, she also witnessed what many consider the turning point in Sinead O'Connor's career—a moment that sent shockwaves through the industry and the world.
    You'll hear those stories and more when we speak to Brooke Bizzell Stachyra in this exciting episode of "A Page in History." 

    • 2 hr 2 min
    Roger Hyman - Jay Leno - Johnny Carson - David Letterman

    Roger Hyman - Jay Leno - Johnny Carson - David Letterman

    On this electrifying episode of "A Page in History," prepare to be captivated as we dive into the enchanting world behind Johnny Carson's timeless segment, "Stump The Band." Experience firsthand the enthralling journey of celebrated opera tenor, Luciano Pavarotti, as he sought profound enlightenment to grasp the complete narrative. Immerse yourself in the privileged role of our guest, who provided solace and wisdom to the legendary Oprah Winfrey. Furthermore, gain insight into the clandestine practices of the one and only Barry Manilow. And rest assured, witness the genuine benevolence radiating from Jay Leno, a true embodiment of integrity. Brace yourself for the tumultuous uproar that unfolded among the NBC Pages when David Letterman made his momentous West Coast appearance. Join us as we unveil these captivating tales and more on this extraordinary episode of "A Page in History" featuring Roger Hyman.

    • 1 hr 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

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David Letterman Fan

I’m a David Letterman fan and was searching for a behind the scenes podcasts and this one popped up. Each episode has fun stories of a celebrity encounters or a behind the scenes tidbit told by the young worker who experienced it. It’s kind of like the SNL fly on the wall podcast but from people who worked on many different shows like David Letterman, Rosie O'Donnell, Jay Leno. I started with the Letterman episodes but plan to listen to all episodes.

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