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.
Jay Leno, Television Host
Jay Leno hosted "The Tonight Show" for 22 seasons until 2014. An avid car collector, he now hosts "Jay Leno’s Garage." The show has become a destination for automobile aficionados. Jay opens up about his passion for cars, and shares some of his favorite car stories. He also shares what he thinks may be future of car collecting.
This episode also includes a Thanksgiving-themed interview with a professor and expert on Native American history. It's a conversation with about America's first Thanksgiving with Professor Camilla Townsend. She shares what happened at that first Thanksgiving.
John King, CNN Anchor/Chief National Correspondent
John King was the man at CNN’s "Magic Wall" during the 2020 election night. He kept America and the world informed state by state, and county by county on election night, the day after, and the night after that. It would go like that until the evening of Saturday, November 7th, when CNN became first major news organization to call the race, projecting Joe Biden as the next President of the United States. But the story isn’t over, and John King joins Frank Buckley Interviews to talk about all of it.
Veterans Day Special: Combat Veterans Jake Wood & Melissa Stockwell
Melissa Stockwell became the first female to lose a limb in active combat in Iraq in April of 2004. The U.S. Army Second Lieutenant would return to the U.S. and turn to sports after her military service, becoming a world champion paratriathlete and a paralympic bronze medalist. During this podcast she discusses the bombing that left her wounded and her life after the military. Melissa also discusses her new book: "The Power of Choice: My Journey from Wounded Warrior to World Champion."
Jake Wood is a combat veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. After the Marine sniper returned to civilian life, he found purpose in using his military skills to help disaster victims. He co-founded the non-profit Team Rubicon in 2010 which has since engaged more than 135,000 volunteers in disasters around the U.S. and the world, raised more than $250 million, and has given other military veterans a way to continue their service. He writes about it in a new book: "Once A Warrior: How One Veteran Found A New Mission Closer to Home."
Maria Hinojosa, NPR Latino USA Host
Maria Hinojosa is the anchor and executive producer of NPR's Latino USA. The program won a Peabody Award for its 2014 episode "Gangs, Murder and Migration in Honduras." Maria has also won multiple Emmy awards for her reporting and anchoring on TV programs including "Maria Hinojosa One on One" on WGHB/La Plaza. She is also the founder of Futuro Media Group, a non-profit that produces multimedia journalism. During this podcast, Maria discusses her work as a journalist covering issues like children who have been separated from their parents at the border and DACA dreamers, reveals how she approaches storytelling, and Maria also talks about her new book: "Once I Was You: A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America."
Leslie Lehr, "A Boob's Life" Author
Leslie Lehr is the author of the book “A Boob’s life: How America’s Obsession Shaped Me—and You." Lehr is also a breast cancer survivor. In this conversation, Leslie shares the joys and hazards inherent to living in a woman’s body. She blends her personal memoir with national history, and the current feminist dialogue and what it means to be a woman. Lehr explains how America’s obsession with the female form has affected her own life’s journey and the psyche of all women today.
Go Dodgers! Ned Colletti & Joe Davis
The Los Angeles Dodgers are in the World Series! In this episode of the podcast, we revisit a conversation with former Dodgers GM Ned Colletti. He was in “The Big Chair,” as he titled his book about the experience of being the GM, from 2006 to 2014. He was one of the executives responsible for building the Dodgers team that played in the 2017 World Series when the conversation took place. Many of those same athletes are playing in the current World Series. We also hear from play-by-play man Joe Davis. He joined us on the KTLA Morning News this week to talk about it and to talk about how the Dodgers are doing.
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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!
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!
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.