Monday, December 13, 2010

Fundraiser at Rauschenberg's Studio

Last night I attended a fundraiser at Robert Rauschenberg's large studio on Captiva Island.

Here are a few photos I took...



An artful piano.



With composer Kat Apple at the event.




Sunday, December 12, 2010

I'm Back!



Just back from magnificent Trans Atlantic crossing on Crystal Serenity...Lisbon to Miami...I gave four talks, and absorbed some terrific big band music along the way.

Nine days at sea, but only took this one photo...


More soon.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

New Videos

While I've been off on a cruise, the elves at my web site have been busy uploading new videos. You can now catch my interviews with Marvin Hamlisch, Hugh Downs, Lee Grant, author Robert Ludlum, and President Jimmy Carter's unpredictable brother—Billy Carter.

I've lost count of how many videos we have up at www.billboggs.com but let's just say there's enough entertainment there to carry you through the holidays.

Wish you all Happy New Year!

Friday, November 19, 2010

My Classic Interview with CHRISTOPHER REEVE

We just launched this interview with Christopher Reeve over at billboggs.com, but I wanted you to have a sneak peek here. Enjoy.





TRASH TALK & Other Memorable Videos



We’ve launched five new videos over at billboggs.com including a lively debate: Ralph Nader and TV Critic Jeff Jarvis versus (yours truly) Bill Boggs and Maury Povich.

The topic is Trash Talk and the debate is moderated by Arthur Miller. If you're wondering what my connection to the subject was— I was Executive Producer of the Morton Downey Jr show.

Think you’ll find the subject as relevant today as it was when the show originally aired.

CLICK HERE to watch the video.

You’ll also find entertaining interviews with Frank Zappa, Gene Wilder, Christopher Reeve (See the video clip in my previous post.), and Holocaust Survivor Lilly Bloch.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Historic Interview with the late DINO DE LAURENTIIS


The legendary and prolific film producer Dino De Laurentiis passed away yesterday at age 91. The obit in the NY Times is a full half a page! My 1976 interview with him encapsulates much of his philosophy as a producer and also discusses one of his most expensive films, the remake of King Kong—including clips.

CLICK HERE to go directly to the video.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

"Singing Party"



Here I am at the famed Oak Room in the Algonquin Hotel, NYC, where I had the honor of introducing Will Friedwald for his book launch "singing party" with Tony Bennett and Jack Jones participating.

I'm headed to Buffalo for three Got What it Takes? Talks for Vistage International.

Happy Vets Day!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sinatra Lives!



Here I am at the publishing party for Jim Kaplan's book Frank: The Voice at the Russian Samovar rstaurant in NY—former location of Jilly's. Jim interviewed me for this book and the planned second volume. Referencing my one hour interview with Sinatra and my subsequent relationship with him."

The book will hit the stores on November 2nd so be sure to check it out.



And speaking of Frank... here's a reminder: my classic TV interview with Frank Sinatra Jr. was just posted on my web site... CLICK HERE to view the video.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Helen Hayes, Martin & Gish, Oh My!


No, it's not lions and tigers and bears—it's three legends of the stage (and screen)—Helen Hayes, Lillian Gish, and Mary Martin—all together in one show, where I had the unique opportunity to interview them. This classic TV segment is on video now and available for you to enjoy at www.billboggs.com.

CLICK HERE to go directly to the clip.

Of course that's not all, we have about 100 other videos to entertain you.

The latest releases include my interviews with Frank Sinatra Jr., Dionne Warwick, Peter Allen, and Oscar Brown Jr.

And believe it or not there's a lot MORE to come in 2011. You can check this post for updates or visit www.billboggs.com regularly.

I wish you all an early Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Video Smörgåsbord - Over 100 Classics are "Live"

I'm delighted to report that my website— www.billboggs.com —now offers over 100 classic video interviews! Best of all the entertainment is FREE to all visitors, and that's got to be one of the best bargains on the web.

New additions to the site include my interviews with the great Neil Simon; Watergate star witness John Dean; Marla Hanson (who discusses her remarable facial surgery after the horrific razor attack in NYC in 1986); and Jeff Smith, the famous Frugal Gourmet. In addition we've got a special Father's Day Show with Jack Lemmon, Bill Boggs, Jr., David Brenner, Lou Brenner, Frank Perdue, Jim Purdue, John Cullum, Bernard Hughes, and Gil De Lamadrid.

I invite you to visit the site and explore our huge archive of clips. And while you're there be sure to bookmark the front page as we're constantly adding new videos.

Indeed, here are just some of the celebrities waiting in the wings:

Mary Martin, Dion Warwick, Peter Allen, Oscar Brown, Jr., Mark Benecke, Lillian Gish, and Helen Hayes, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Marvin Hamlisch, Gene Wilder, Frank Zappa, and Ralph Nader.

Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Betty White Rides Again!

Betty White has been a star for many years, but now in her late 80s her career has skyrocked since guest-hosting Saturday Night Live.

We've just added my classic interview with the comic actress at billboggs.com and I'm delighted to present it here for readers of this blog & fans of Betty—enjoy!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Speaking News & TV Notes

On Monday, September 20, I will be delivering a keynote address at
The Rotary Club of New York at the Harvard Club in Manhattan. The theme is GOT WHAT IT TAKES TO GET WHERE YOU WANT TO GO IN LIFE? I'll sign books and do Q & A as part of the luncheon.

TV NEWS:
On Wednesday, September 15th, I will be interviewing "Queen of
Swing," Norma Miller" at Harlem's historic Lennox Lounge. Norma is
recognized as the greatest living swing dancer and a pioneer of that
dance form. She is the subject of a brilliant new documentary "Queen
of Swing," by the acclaimed director, John Biffar. The interview is
for the national PBS show MY GENERATION, for which I am correspondent.

In addition to her work as a dancer, Norma played a key role in
helping to break down barriers facing black performers alongside her
contemporaries Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong and Sammy Davis, Jr.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Interview with a Comic Legend

We just posted some new videos to http://www.billboggs.com/ — including my classic interview with Jerry Lewis. As a treat for followers of this blog I'm also presenting the video clip here. Enjoy!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Good News—Another Cruise!


Today I'm off to Copenhagen to celebrate my birthday, and then on to the Crystal Symphony where I'm the celebrity speaker on a cruise through Norway and Findland ports up to the Polar ice cap.
Can't think of a better way to escape the heatwave in Manhattan.
Have a great July!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

COOL JAZZ FOR A HOT SUMMER

Just in time for the heat-wave... we've got a special treat for you over at billboggs.com — masters of jazz in performance—plus interviews—from the Newport Jazz Festival in New York (1979).

Here's a rare opportunity to catch jazz legends Bobby Short, Gerry Mulligan, Milt Hinton, Eddie Palmieri, Tito Puente, Bucky Pizzarelli, and Barbara Carroll playing together for the first time. In addition to some great sounds, you can view myTV interviews with co-producer Joyce Wein, Gerry Mulligan, film historian David Chertok, Bobby Short, Gerry Mulligan, and Eddie Palmieri.

Talk about a blast from the past! Here's a direct link to the complete video. You can also view short individual clips.


Enjoy the music and stay cool!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The One & Only Bing!


I'm delighted to announce we've finally digitized excerpts of my classic TV interview with the lengendary Bing Crosby. This is television history I know you won't want to miss—and it's on my web site now.
CLICK HERE to watch the video.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

More Interviews & the tables are turned!

I'm pleased to announce we're kicking Summer off with 5 classic video additions at http://www.billboggs.com/


Clips include two with Brooke Shields—one when she was just 11-years old. In the other clip, the tables get turned and Brooke interviews yours truly. How's that for a switch!


Other videos include my interview with actress/writer Carrie Fisher; a chat with singer/actress Phylicia Rashad; and a special "Theatrical Brunch" featuring George Abbott, Anita Loos, Harold Clurman, Vincent Sardi, and Robert Whitehead.

Enjoy the videos and have a great summer!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Dudley, Meredith, Richard, Bobby & Joy...Oh My!

A merry batch of 5 classic videos have just been added to the army of stars & celebrities on www.billboggs.com

Don't miss my lively TV interviews with Dudley Moore, Meredith Vieira, Richard Simmons, Robert Kennedy, Jr., and Joy Behar.

Good time for a Spring Break. Enjoy!

Monday, May 03, 2010

"75" & Going Strong!

I'm pleased to report we've just reached a milestone on my web site, billboggs.com — 75 video interviews!

New entries include Boomer Esiason, Kathy Lee Gifford, Maury Povich, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stohler, Wynoma Judd, and Swami Satchidananda.

You'll find all 75 videos like a candy sampler right on my front page, ready for your viewing pleasure and just a mouse-click away.

It's 75 and counting, because we're still adding to this classic collection.

Hope you'll visit the site soon and catch a bit of TV history—you won't find these gems anywhere else.

Enjoy!

Friday, April 09, 2010

"Everyone Talks About the Weather, but..."


...Al Roker does something about it! And a lot more. My interview with Al just aired on the syndicated TV show MY GENERATION. If you missed it, you can catch our lively conversation on my web site right here (Weather permitting, of course).

Thursday, March 18, 2010

MORE CLASSIC VIDEOS ARE "LIVE"!


Five more classic videos have just been launched on my web site—just in time for Spring Break! If you're planning on some R&R after this long, cruel winter, I hope you'll catch my interviews with the Smothers Brothers, actor Rip Torn, Joe Torre, and champion skaters Scott Hamilton, Tara Lapinksi, and Christy Tamaguchi.
Happy Spring!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Latest News



This month I'm interviewing CNBC star Maria Bartiromo at the NYSE for My Generation.I'm also interviewing TV personality Daisy Fuentes— a hard-driving fundraiser for St. Judes/Pediatric Cancer. My Generation is now a nationally syndicated show on PBS.

I'll announce air dates right here when I've got them. Stay tuned and have a great weekend!

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Vintage Interview with Robert Duvall



Below is the text of today's Press Release, courtesy of Eric Warren:

Press Release

Press inquiries:
Eric Warren
ewarren@rocketboymedia.com
805-796-7526

Bill Boggs Announces Posting of Vintage Interview with
“Crazy Heart“ co-star on www.billboggs.com
___________________________________________
Actor Robert Duvall, Executive Producer of “Crazy Heart,”
Himself Won Best Actor for 1983’s “Tender Mercies”

NEW YORK, NY – March 9, 2010 – Bill Boggs, legendary television personality, food and wine expert and motivational speaker announced today that several important new ideos have been posted at:

www.billboggs.com/duvall_vid.htm

including a vintage interview with Robert Duvall, the legendary Hollywood star who plays 2010 Best Actor Academy Award ™ winner Jeff Bridges’ mentor in the multiple Oscar™-winning film “Crazy Heart.” Boggs noted that Duvall, who was Executive Producer of the film, won a best actor nod in for his portrayal of a down-and-out country singer in the 1983 film “Tender Mercies.”

“I really enjoyed sharing good food with Bob, and interviewing him for my show ‘Corner Table,’” Boggs comments. “He was funny, candid and most importantly, shared some interesting anecdotes about his experiences making some of the greatest films ever produced in the US,including ‘The Godfather.’ This segment clearly shows why Bob is not just a highly regarded actor, but a genuinely warm and delightful man.”

In addition to this segment featuring Duvall, visitors to www.billboggs.com can view dozens of classic television interviews with some of the greatest entertainment, political and sports figures of the twentieth century, including Martha Stewart, Yul Brynner, Sammy Davis,Jr., Tennessee Williams, Julia Child, Michael Douglas, Howard Stern and many others. These video segments are culled from Boggs’ decades of experience conducting candid, sometimes highly personal interviews for television programs such as “Midday Live with Bill Boggs,” “WNBC's Weekend Today In New York,” “Bill Boggs' Corner Table” on The Food Network, and others.


As the second decade of the new millennium dawns,Boggs continues to leverage his interviewing skills for the syndicated show “My Generation.” In addition to television work,Boggs is a noted food and wine expert, as well as a sought-after corporate motivational speaker, and the creator of the one-man Broadway show “Talk Show Confidential,” now in its seventh season off-Broadway.


About Bill Boggs
WHAT four-time Emmy Award-winning TV host and entertainment industry insider has been a major figure in the lifestyle, food, travel, consumer, sports, news, and celebrity reporting arenas for more than 25 years and is bestselling author and sought-after motivational speaker? Bill Boggs. As host of the New York based Midday Live with Bill Boggs and WNBC's Weekend Today In New York (along with the long-running Food Network hit, Bill Boggs' Corner Table), Bill has interviewed many of the most notable personalities of our time - including cultural icons, presidents, international leaders, writers, athletes, celebrity chefs, and food critics— not to mention a movie star or two! Bill is also author of the best-selling motivational book “Got What it Takes? Successful People Reveal How They Made it to the Top” (HarperCollins). To find out more, visit http://www.billboggs.com/.

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Monday, March 08, 2010

Bound to Please



What a wild night it was when shock jock Howard Stern appeared on my syndicated show, COMEDY TONIGHT. Thanks to Howard I wound up bound and gagged in bondage gear on the air. Over the years hundreds of people have mentioned this memorable (and very funny) bit of TV history, so I finally tracked down the tape and we've put the clip on my web site at www.billboggs.com - check it out.

We've also added classic clips featuring my interviews with Jerry Stiller, Christina Crawford, Robert Duvall, and film director Dino De Laurentiis.




Have fun!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

It's the Big "50"!



Five more classic videos have just been launched on my web site, http://www.billboggs.com/ —bringing the total to 50, with more on the way. The latest clips include interviews with actress Jane Fonda; Joseph Heller (author of Catch-22); actor Jack Lemmon; actor/producer Michael Douglas; and two great boxers, Rocky Graziano and Chuck Wepner.

If you're snowed-in, it's a good excuse to relax and watch these golden moments...and there's no "Catch-22" — admission is free!

Friday, February 05, 2010

Update: More Classic Interviews Are "Live"!



Head on over to www.billboggs.com and catch my interviews with Whoopi Goldberg, Chuck Mangione, Bill Cosby, Art Carney, and Don King.
A lot more classics are coming to the site, too, so stay tuned.
Have a great weekend!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

What's Cooking This Week?



Here's what's cooking....

My video segment "Being a Successful Culinary Journalist and Television Host with Bill Boggs" is airing online at Behind the Burner this week.

Hope you can check it out. Here's the link.

Enjoy!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Zero Hour


Here I am with my friend Jim Brochu, currently starring Off Broadway in his one-man play ZERO HOUR, about the life of Zero Mostel.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Breaking News!

I have some important news. Beginning Sunday, January 24th and continuing through Saturday, January 30th, Joseph Abboud will donate a portion of the proceeds generated from the sale of all Joseph Abboud suiting purchased at any of Nordstrom’s 181 stores nationwide including Nordstrom Rack stores as well as online at Nordstrom.com to Doctors Without Borders. I wear Abboud clothing and Joseph was one of the 44 people I interviewed about success in my recent book, Got What it Takes? If you've read this please spread the word...

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Bill Speaks!

February is looking to be a busy month.

I'll be speaking to Vistage International—(the world's largest CEO organization)—groups in Connecticut, Long Island, Baltimore and Florida.

For more information on my speaking engagements, please visit www.billboggsspeaks.com

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

That's Entertainment!


I'm happy to report we've just added 5 new "classics" at www.billboggs.com

You can view my interviews with Penn & Teller, Brian Dennehy, Lou Reed,Richard Belzer, and Donny & Marie Osmond. Magicians, rock stars, comedians, actors, & entertainers in one fell swoop. All this, plus about 35 other celebrity interviews currently online.

New content is being added each week so please visit the site often. I promise you're in for a treat.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

More Classic Videos Are "Live"

I'm pleased to announce we've started the New Year off with a bang—with four classic video interviews at www.billboggs.com

To celebrate the premiere of the movie The Champ, I interviewed its stars, Jon Voight and Young Rick Schroder, as well as the director, Franco Zeffirelli.

You'll also find a very special Songwriter's Roundtable, where I had the pleasure of interviewing 4 legends together: Martin Charnin, Walter Bishop, Jule Styne, and Charles Strouse. This was a once-in-a-lifetime moment in TV-history that you won't want to miss.

Enjoy!

Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year!



A Happy New Year to all from table side at the River Cafe, Brooklyn, NY (1/1/10)