Charles Brandt, “I Hear You Paint Houses”

Charles Brandt, “I Hear You Paint Houses”

Martin Scorsese’s new movie is “The Irishman,” starring Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino, as well as lots of other names you’ll recognize (Joe Pesci, Anna Paquin, Bobby Cannavale, Jesse Plemons, Harvey Keitel, and Ray Romano). It will be open in...
Valerie Harper

Valerie Harper

When I heard Friday of the death of Valerie Harper at age 80, I went to my archives to dig out a conversation I had with her in February, 2006. Best known as TV’s Rhoda Morganstern, she was touring that year in “Golda’s Balcony,” a one-woman...
Remembering “Psycho”

Remembering “Psycho”

Last month, I wrote that the original trailer for the 1991 “Addams Family” movie was the greatest ever, because it teased without revealing — a concept long abandoned by Hollywood. Today, I offer another contender for the title of Greatest Movie...
Opening Remarks 2/9/18

Opening Remarks 2/9/18

Here are the opening remarks from my final Friday show on KTRS, in which I explain how I came to St. Louis 19 years ago this month, why I jumped over to KMOX after five years, and why I returned to KTRS a decade ago while doing freelance and syndicated shows for...
Closing Remarks 2/9/18

Closing Remarks 2/9/18

Here are the closing remarks from my final Friday show on KTRS, in which I explain why I quit college to pursue radio, why I didn’t let a corporate VP keep me from succeeding in major markets, and offer thanks to the person who’s been with me during the...
The Harris Brothers

The Harris Brothers

As the final guest on my radio show, I invited my brother Seth — former US Deputy Secretary of Labor — to join me to explain what it’s like to run a cabinet department when the government shuts down. We also talked politics, from Trump’s White...