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KTLA Morning News anchor Frank Buckley interviews newsmakers, celebrities, technologists and tastemakers about what drives and inspires them, and how they got where they are today. With no time limits on “Frank Buckley Interviews,” Frank gets his guests to reveal more about themselves than they can during a typical live TV segment. New episodes are released every Wednesday. The TV version airs on KTLA-TV Channel 5 Saturdays at 8:30pm & Sundays at midnight.

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    • 4.6, 177 Ratings

KTLA Morning News anchor Frank Buckley interviews newsmakers, celebrities, technologists and tastemakers about what drives and inspires them, and how they got where they are today. With no time limits on “Frank Buckley Interviews,” Frank gets his guests to reveal more about themselves than they can during a typical live TV segment. New episodes are released every Wednesday. The TV version airs on KTLA-TV Channel 5 Saturdays at 8:30pm & Sundays at midnight.

    Ambassador Susan Rice, Former National Security Adviser/Former U.N. Ambassador

    Ambassador Susan Rice, Former National Security Adviser/Former U.N. Ambassador

    Ambassador Susan Rice served as national security adviser and as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations during the Obama Administration. She is also on the shortlist to be Joe Biden's vice-presidential running mate. We revisit a conversation with Ambassador Rice from November 2019, during which she discussed the possibility that she might seek elected office. She also acknowledged that for some people, her name has become synonymous with Benghazi, Libya and the attack on the American diplomatic facilities that resulted in the deaths of four Americans. During this podcast, Ambassador Rice discusses her explanation of the Benghazi attack, and reveals the personal toll the criticism had on her family including her young daughter. Ambassador Rice also talks about what she feels were the successes and failures of the Obama Administration. And she explains why she decided to write her book "Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For."

    • 44 min
    Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias, Comedian/Actor

    Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias, Comedian/Actor

    Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias is one of the world’s most successful comedians. He has performed sold-out stadium shows around the world and now stars in his own Netflix series "Mr. Iglesias," which is currently in its second season. In this episode of Frank Buckley Interviews, Gabriel opens up about his career in comedy, including some of the health & emotional issues that led him to abruptly end a national tour in 2017. He reveals how he came out on the other side of those issues, and the joy of working on "Mr. Iglesias" and other creative projects.

    • 28 min
    Charles Duke, Astronaut/Apollo 11 CAPCOM

    Charles Duke, Astronaut/Apollo 11 CAPCOM

    51 years ago on July 20th, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man on the moon. He was the first of only 12 human beings to ever step on the surface of the moon. Among those 12 men is Charles Duke. Duke was an astronaut on Apollo 16, and the youngest person to ever walk on the lunar surface at the age of 36. During the first mission to the moon, Apollo 11, Charlie Duke was the voice of Houston's Mission Control, serving as CAPCOM. His was the first voice from earth to reach the moon after the Eagle had landed at Tranquility Base. Charlie shares the tense moments leading up to that first moon landing, and also recalls his own experiences on the lunar surface for Apollo 16.

    • 29 min
    Remembering Jonathan Gold

    Remembering Jonathan Gold

    July is a month designated as National Culinary Arts Month. It's a month set aside to recognize the creativity and hard work of cooks and chefs. There is perhaps no one who appreciated them more than the late Jonathan Gold of the Los Angeles Times, the Pulitzer Prize-winning restaurant critic who helped put L.A. on the culinary map. Gold died in July of 2018. This week on the podcast, we remember Jonathan Gold by revisiting a conversation from 2016. Gold celebrated food and the people who made and served it with humanity.

    • 54 min
    Alan Zweibel, Former SNL Writer/Author

    Alan Zweibel, Former SNL Writer/Author

    Alan Zweibel is one of the original writers of Saturday Night Live, the co-creator and producer of It's Garry Shandling's Show, and a consulting producer on Curb Your Enthusiasm among many other credits. Alan is also a playwright whose theatrical works include his collaboration with Billy Crystal on the Tony Award-winning 700 Sundays and Bunny, Bunny: Gilda Radner, A Sort of Love Story. He is the author of numerous books including Lunatics (co-authored with Dave Barry), and The Other Shulman (for which he won the Thurber Prize for American Humor). His new book Laugh Lines: My Life Helping Funny People Be Funnier is available as an audio book later this month. Alan's next film project is a screenplay he co-authored with Billy Crystal, Here Today, which Crystal is directing and will star Tiffany Haddish. During this podcast, Alan discusses his career as a writer and reveals what it was like to work on SNL in the show's first years including with Gilda Radner with whom he was in love. He talks about why he and Garry Shandling stopped speaking for years after the end of their collaboration, and he also takes us inside his longtime friendship and collaboration with Billy Crystal.

    • 31 min
    Bernie Taupin, Elton John Songwriter/Visual Artist

    Bernie Taupin, Elton John Songwriter/Visual Artist

    This week, we revisit a conversation with the Bernie Taupin. Taupin is Elton John's longtime songwriting partner and wrote the lyrics to most of the songs you've heard Elton John sing. The friendship and professional relationship between Bernie taipan and Elton John is chronicled in the film "Rocketman." Last summer, Bernie was in town to open an art exhibition in Beverly Hills at Gallery Michael. Bernie's artwork features the American flag. Bernie Taupin, despite his British upbringing, says he is a patriotic American. He was influenced by American music and culture growing up. He wants to make sure Americans don't forget American music legends like Woody Guthrie, Jimmy Martin, and Muddy Waters. In this conversation, Bernie talks about his deep love for America, and about his decades long friendship and professional relationship with Elton John.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
177 Ratings

177 Ratings

Go Denver ,

Love the interviews

I record all of the interviews and find them interesting and entertaining. There is nothing like this on TV. Frank is very down to earth and people respond to that. Thank you!

shiaohsi ,

Always waiting for the next Wednesday!

Thanks for a great podcast - love listening to new AND old episodes. Keep it up for the fans out there!

LynneSteele61 ,

A Quality Podcast!

A friend told me about this podcast over a year ago, and I’m so glad she did. Since that time I’ve read books, started other podcasts, watched movies, and changed my opinion of people and businesses, all because of Frank. If you like learning interesting things and appreciate a host who can ask all the right questions, this is for you. Thank you, Frank Buckley, for broadening my horizons.

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