Wednesday, December 03, 2008

My Generation Videos are "Live"

If you've missed any of my celebrity interviews on MY GENERATION, you can catch up by clicking HERE.

Currently running: Carly Simon, Michael Feinstein, and LeRoy Neiman.

Check 'em out.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Oceans Away!

I'm off on a transatlantic voyage on the Crystal Serenity... from Lisbon to Miami. I'm guest speaker on the ship. Should be fun, and a great time to take a break from the hectic pace of Manhattan.

I'll be posting some photos upon my return, so please stay tuned.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


"Roberto" will soon be joining the Boggs Family as a pet.

Lookin' good, Roberto Boggs.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Guess who turns 122 years old next week?

Not artist LeRoy Neiman, but his recent subject The Statue of Liberty. LeRoy was the subject of a profile I did for the MY GENERATION TV show (you can see it at and he just finished this lovely portrait to coincide with Lady Liberty's 122nd birthday—thought you'd like to see it.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Music for the Presidential Election

Here's the best new song I've heard in a long time"Teenage America" by Peter Cincotti whom I interviewed for my book Got What it Takes?

Click to hear the song

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Unwanted Coworker

On a beautiful NY day with my windows wide open... a large pigeon landed on my air conditioner and flew into my apartment in the middle of a conversation with my webmaster, Derek Pell. --"THERE'S A PIGEON IN HERE!" I yelled... actually trying to continue the conversation and get rid of the bird at the same time. Let's just say the multi-tasking didn't work.

I see hundreds of pigeons every day in Central Park across from where I live, but actually having one panic in your home office is not a pleasant thing. Think flapping wings, flying feathers and pigeon shit—all in time to the band playing RAG MAMA RAG in the background.

It took me 10 minutes to actually capture the thing between two pieces of cardboard—(they ARE full of germs, right?)—and shove it out the window. I called Derek back and he said—"POST IT!"

Carly & Dakota Interviews on MY GENERATION

My interview with Carly Simon is scheduled to air on 11/18 and Dakota Jackson on 11/25.
Both are slated for 3PM on Comcast and Direct TV. Hope you'll catch 'em.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008


Here's a nice item from today's NY Post PAGE SIX:

By the way, if you haven't seen my show yet, TALK SHOW CONFIDENTIAL, please visit the website for performance dates and ticket info.

Happy Oktoberfest!

Monday, September 08, 2008

Dog Days?

I know it's not August, but the days are still mild, and that's a good excuse to give my dogs, PIP & Daisy, a little face-time on this blog.

Besides, they love the attention. (Click on the image for a larger view.)

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Abruzzo Newso

Here are my latest travel plans....

On Sept. 12th I'm off to the beautiful Abruzzo region of Italy for a five-day getaway to visit my lifelong friend Joe D'Antony—who just purchased his family's ancestral home in the village of Abruzzo.

Can't wait to see him.

Stay tuned for photos.

Cover Story: Jeff Zucker

NBC Universal president and C.E.O. Jeff Zucker is on the cover of the current issue of Condé Nast Portfolio.

Jeff has a plan to rescue network TV and if anybody can pull that off, he's the one to do it.

You can learn how Jeff became so successful in my book, GOT WHAT IT TAKES?: Successful People Reveal How They Made It to the Top—So You Can, Too!

The paperback edition is on sale here.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Joy-ous News!

I'm interviewing Joy Behar, star of ABC-TV's ''THE VIEW" on Wednesday, Sept.10th, at the Friars Club in New York for the syndicated ''MY GENERATION'' television show.

Lots to talk about, hope you can tune in.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

News Flash!

I'll be joining speakers Regis Philbin, Shirley Maclaine, Magic Johnson, Cal Ripkin, Jr. and Martina Navratilova at the AARP "Life@50+ National Event and Expo in Washington, DC. Looks like fun.

I'll also be speaking on Thursday, September 4th at 12:30 pm on the subject "Got what it get where you want to go in life?" at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Shaping up to be a busy Fall.

In the meantime, I wish you all a happyLabor Day!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Carol Campbell Boggs Hits The NY Times!

I'm pleased to report that my talented wife, Carol Campbell Boggs, is featured in today's New York Times. The article -- Thinking of You (Especially the Media Buyers) -- by Stuart Elliiot appears in the Business / Advertsing section. I'll put a downloadable PDF on soon, but here's a LINK TO THE ARTICLE.
Congrats, Carol!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

News from Beijing!

The world's No. 1 player was upset in the quarterfinals of the Olympic tournament here Thursday night by American James Blake. Blake defeated Roger Federer's 6-4, 7-6 (2), marking the first time he had ever beaten Federer, although he had always gone into the matches with an upbeat attitude.

What motivates Blake and some secrets to his success can be found in my book, GOT WHAT IT TAKES? click here


Norman Lear (one of the celebrities I interviewed for my book, GOT WHAT IT TAKES?) is in the news today-on the front page of The New York Times arts section regarding his major initiative DECLARE YOURSELF--his youth-oriented voter registration organization.

Heres the LINK to the article.

Here's a LINK to my book site.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Brooke Shields Looks Smashing!

Brook Shields got plenty of attention recently at the 2008 Tony Awards. What a beauty!

Find out how the stunning actress/model achieved her dreams by reading GOT WHAT IT TAKES?: Successful People Reveal How They Made It to the Top--So You Can, Too!

The new paperback edition is on sale here.

Clive Davis is Retiring

Clive Davis, founder and head of Arista Records, one of the most successful labels in the record industry, is retiring. How did he achieve such success? You'll find some of his secrets in my book, GOT WHAT IT TAKES?: Successful People Reveal How They Made It to the Top--So You Can, Too!
The new paperback edition is on sale here.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

"My Generation" Web Page Launches!

I'm pleased to announce the launch of our new "My Generation" web page at It highlights the TV show of the same name for which I'm celebrity correspondent. Now you can sample HD video excerpts from my celebrity interviews right on your computer screen.

We're currently featuring "Michael Feinstein at Steinway Hall" and "In the Studio with Artist LeRoy Neiman."

Of course I hope you can catch each show when it airs on TV, but now if you miss an episode you can always visit the web page and view highlights.

Forthcoming guests include Broadway composer Charles Strouse; Ex chef John Doherty (Waldorf Astoria); rock legend Carly Simon; furniture designer Dakota Jackson, and many, many more.

I think you'll find "My Generation" appeals to all generations.

Be sure and tune in!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Cousin Brucie!

Photo by Bobby Bank

I hosted the Friars Celebrity Interview series with the legendary Cousin Brucie—an hour, one-on-one interview about his career, with stories about Elvis, his introducing the Beatles at Shea stadium, and the evolution of rock music.

Here's a tidbit:

I asked him: "If you could place one year of rock music in a time capsule for future generations which year would you pick?"

"1965—it built on the foundation of American rock from the 50's and was open to include the English wave and the West Coast sound."

By the way, Dick Clark's answer to the same question was 1957.

Both were memorable years.


Hi All!

Lots of news to report today. My interview with Judy Collins will appear on "MY GENERATION" on July 17th. Mark your calendars.

Two days later I'm headed for Monte Carlo on the Crystal Serenity...the cruise is billed as Mediterranean Masterpiece, which is apt when you check out the itinerary below:

Will report again soon before we set sail. Hope you all have a great summer!

Monday, May 12, 2008


My recent 45 minute interview with Carly Simon for MY GENERATION yielded some very interesting stories, and one of them turned up today on PAGE SIX. Carly is promoting a new--and EXCELLENT CD--THIS KIND OF LOVE--which is being sold in Starbucks and should hit some charts. (click on the picture below for larger view)

Friday, April 11, 2008

Spring News Roundup

TRAVEL NEWS: I'm going to Thomasville, Ga to the Millpond Plantation next week for some R&R. It's one of the largest private plantations left in U.S.

TELEVISION NEWS: Interviewing furniture designer Dakota Jackson today for MY GENERATION TV SERIES. Upcoming interview guests include Carly Simon, composer Charles Strouse, chef and TV personality Sara Moulton, and Judy Collins.

On June 3rd I'll be on SATELLITE MEDIA TOUR observing "FATHER'S DAY'S TRADITIONS"—I was a National Father of the Year in 2000.

FOOD WORLD NEWS: I'll be be on Satellite Media Tour giving tips on ''spring grilling" on April 23rd, and on May 15th hosting Visiting Chef Series at the Yale Club with chef Eric Hara, Executive Chef of ''David Burke and Dontella Restaurant" in NYC.

SPEAKING NEWS: I'm interviewing Cousin Bruce Morrow— the legendary radio personaility at the Friars Club in NYC on June 12th, and interviewing Lucie Arnaz at a luncheon event in Sommeville, NJ on June 11th.

Happy Spring!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Spring is Here and So is the Paperback!

It's in the stores, everybody--the new paperback edition of my book:

GOT WHAT IT TAKES? Successful People Reveal How They Made It To The Top—So You Can, Too!

As mentioned in my pre-publication post, the subtitle has been changed to include the words "So You Can, Too!" It's a fine point of emphasis and it really nails down the aim of the book: to help you find success.

If you missed the orginal hardcover edition, I hope you'll grab the paperback for a discount on Amazon by CLICKING HERE.

Happy Spring Break to All!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Here's the complete text of a press release on my forthcoming special show:

‘Confidentially,’ a Special Presentation of Catch A Rising Star: ‘Bill Boggs Talk Show Confidential’ April 5

Monticello, N.Y. (March 14, 2008) – Bill Boggs, a staple in New York City media for years, has something confidential to tell you on April 5. Actually, he’s got a lot of confidential things to tell you.

"Bill Boggs Talk Show Confidential" (developed at the fabled John Houseman Theater in the spring of 2003) is a humorous and enlightening one-man show featuring stories, rare videos and songs about the world of television Boggs has inhabited for the past 30 years.
A special presentation of Catch A Rising Star, “Bill Boggs Talk Show Confidential” comes to the Catch stage at Monticello Gaming and Raceway on Saturday April 5. This unique show, which is currently playing at the Triad Theater on West 72nd Street in New York City, is an experience like no other. Show time at Monticello is 8 p.m.

Boggs is a four-time Emmy Award winning television talk show host, a popular after-dinner speaker and master of ceremonies, an accomplished stage performer, a noted TV show producer and a frequently published journalist. His wide-ranging and diverse career has included hosting the seminal New York talk show, "MIDDAY LIVE WITH BILL BOGGS," for Metromedia and FOX for 12 years, and creating and hosting "BILL BOGGS CORNER TABLE" on Food Network since the network's debut in the mid-1990s.

In addition, Boggs has anchored the news for NBC-TV; and hosted "Comedy Tonight," a syndicated comedy show, for Fox Television; a game show, "All Star Anything Goes" for CBS-TV; and a live Saturday morning talk show," Saturday Morning Live," for Metromedia.
Boggs was the host and creator of the PBS television show, Home Cooked Classics. He's also currently serving as the energetic on stage force behind Simon Super Chefs Live, a 24-city culinary food and wine show presented around the country in Simon Malls. He pioneered the first-ever national restaurant review show, TV Diners on Food Network and he’s interviewed notable guests on CNBC's Let's Talk Stock and also on Historic Traveler and Freeze Frame (on the Travel Channel).

Boggs, who has also won acclaim on stage for his singing and story telling in the Off Broadway hit, "Our Sinatra," created and starred in "A Fine Romance," at New York's four-star "Restaurant Daniel.”

Boggs is indeed a noted food, lifestyle and travel authority, having interviewed and worked with many of the world's top restaurateurs and chefs, and has also appeared as himself in a dozen dramatic movie and TV show roles. In addition, he has authored a novel, "At First Sight," written for The New York Times and other prestigious national and international periodicals and served as the executive producer for both the groundbreaking "Morton Downey, Jr. Show" and "Court TV.”

Boggs has anchored live news shows for MSNBC and hosted "Freeze Frame" and "Historical Traveler" for the Travel Channel. He is the host of Showtime's "Boxing Report Update," and was seen in the Fall of 2002 in the new syndicated show, "House Beat.”

In 2007, HarperCollins published Boggs’ widely-praised book, Got What It Takes?: Successful People Reveal How They Made It To The Top. The book is based on success secrets uncovered in his interviews with leaders in diverse fields—among those included in the book are Sir Richard Branson, Renee Zelwegger, Diane von Furstenberg, Clive Davis, Donald Trump, Matt Lauer, Joe Torre and many others. He is also a featured columnist for The Good Life Magazine, Crush Magazine and Black Tie International Magazine and has written several pieces for The New York Times.

Boggs brings all of his lifetime of work to the stage in “Bill Boggs Talk Show Confidential.” Confidentially we can tell you that it will be an awesome night that won’t be forgotten.

For a full listing of the Catch schedule, check out the Catch website,, or go to

Tickets for the Bill Boggs show are $15 each. For ticket information about this and other shows at Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club at Monticello Gaming & Raceway, please call 845-794-4100, ext. 494, or toll-free 1-866-777-GAME, ext. 494, or visit or

Monticello Gaming & Raceway, located on Route 17B in Monticello, N.Y., features more than 1,500 video gaming machines, the 350-seat Winner’s Circle Buffet, Mighty Mmmm Food Court, the 75-seat Lava Lounge and 250-seat showroom, HYPE, both featuring live entertainment. Monticello Gaming & Raceway is open from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily. For more information, please call toll free (866) 777-GAME. Must be 18 years or older to play video gaming machines. Please play responsibly.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

BIG NEWS!—The paperback is almost here!

I'm excited to announce that HarperCollins is releasing the paperback edition of... (drum roll)

GOT WHAT IT TAKES? Successful People Reveal How They Made It To The Top—So You Can, Too!

on April 8th.

Eagle-eyed fans of this blog will have noticed that the new edition features a slight extension to the subtitle ("So You Can, Too!"). And, ultimately, that's what the book is all about—helping you achieve success.

I also pleased to report that advance orders for the book have already begun, and you can reserve your copy now on Amazon by CLICKING HERE.

A lot more exciting news to follow. Stay tuned!

WE HEAR . . . WE HEAR . . .!

Made today's New York Post -- PAGE SIX!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Bill Boggs on TV

Check out my new video link on the front page at

Or CLICK HERE to go directly to the video page.

It's in The Post!

That is, I'm in The New York Post today in Cindy Adams' column:

"TV's Bill Boggs, whose "Got What It Takes?: Successful People Reveal How They Made It to the Top" is out in paperback next month, was careening through Midtown traffic holding an empty Burberry leash. Chasing after his dog, who'd somehow slipped his collar. He finally grabbed his hound safely, and Burberry even replaced Rover's fashionable plaid set. Bill's next might be "Successful People Reveal How They Made It Through Panic."

Only in New York, kids, only in New York."

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Upcoming Appearances

Once again, I'll be hosting a visiting chef dinner at the Yale Club Roof dining room. John Doherty, executive chef of the Wakdorf-Astoria will be in the spotlight. The menu will consist of courses he has prepared for the past four U.S. Presidents. (March 18th)

On June 12th I'm hosting a lunchtime interview series at the Friars Club of New York, with "Cousin" Bruce Morrow—the legendary radio DJ. It's sure to be fun.

Have a merry March!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Comedy Heaven

I attended a book party at the Time-Warner bldg. celebrating the release of Richard Zoglin's new book, Comedy At the Edge.

It was like being in comedy heaven... guests included Jerry Seinfeld, Danny Aiello, Richard Belzer, Robert Klein and many others. Here are few small snaps.

After the party Danny Aiello, Joe Amiel, Carol and I had a dinner at Elaines.


Musical Notes: Last week saw a mesmerizing performance of Judy Collins at Cafe Carlyle.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

WOW: Bill Boggs sails with Crystal Cruises

My article on the recent cruise appears in the February 2008 issue of the online luxury travel magazine, WOWConfidential. If you missed the report on this page, CLICK HERE and check it out in WOW.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Live! With Lisa Radio

I recently appeared on Lisa Wexler's radio show, and you can listen to it online.


Monday, January 28, 2008

Friday, January 18, 2008

"We Love Lucie!"

It was a lot of fun interviewing Lucie Arnaz for the Celebrity Luncheon series at The Friars Club this week. (The above photo was taken by Richard Lewin.) If you'd like to read more about it (and see additional photos), CLICK HERE and check out the feature on

Have a great weekend!

Friday, January 11, 2008

GOT WHAT IT TAKES? goes around the world!

Good news!

Foreign rights for my book GOT WHAT IT TAKES? have just been sold to Saudi Arabia, Korea, and Thailand!

It'll be fun to see the various cover designs from other countries and I'll post them here when they're available.

Looks like the the language of success is truly universal.

More soon!

More Photos!

Happy New Year, All!
Here are some more photos from my 3-week cruise from Lisbon through the Panama Canal on the Crystal Serenity.
Waiting to disembark at Azores

The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra playing for your dancing pleasure

Dorsey Band leader Buddy Morrow and vocalist Bryan Anthony

Heather deFrancisco, director of sales at Cambridge, who took us on a tour of the property situated on its own 30-acre peninsula

Sauvignon Blanc before a swim at Cambridge Beaches Resort

Snorkeling at Grand Turk

A wild Margarita on a calm day on St. Martin