Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year!

My web site has been redesigned and will be launching early in the new year, so stay tuned for the announcement. There will be lots of new videos, photos, and fun over at

I want to wish all the readers of this blog a happy, healthy, prosperous 2012!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Natalie Wood

Sad to see the story of Natalie Wood's death again...I have an interview with her
in her radiant prime at the link HERE.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Joe Frazier

Joe Frazier was a great friend of mine from Philadelphia. We did many TV shows together. Here we're sitting on a board atop a man on a bed of nails. The color shot below was taken on a more serious occasion—at an interview the week of his second fight with Foreman. he was a man who truly loved to help people...seemingly uneffected by fame and fortune.

Monday, November 07, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

A Great Show!

With Karen Akers after her brilliant Sondheim show at Oak Room, NYC. Sondheim himself was in the audience and I spoke to him afterward and he was so happy and pleased with this riveting show.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

GOT WHAT IT TAKES? Leadership Workshop

Here I am with Dick Singer at Arnold Palmer's Treesdale Country Club for the Got What It Takes? Leadership Workshop.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Gala Team-Building Event at Maritime Parc

Here are a few photos from the recent Culinary Team-Building event at Maritime Parc restaurant with chef Chris Siversen for Dr. Reddy's Laboratories in Liberty Park, New Jersey.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Breaking News

I'm with Itzhak Perlman at Perlman Music Program filming new segment for PBS' MY GENERATION...on the value of mentoring.

Also please note that my interview with Danny Aiello is "live" online at

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Borgo Finocchieto, Tuscany 2011

Tuscany in July.

I stayed at the Borgo Finocchieto. (See cover story "Travel & Leisure" July '11 issue.) This is part of the vista of one of the most peaceful and creatively restorative places I've yet to visit.

Florence on a summer Saturday has a superior one-day market of stalls. Shopping shots not included here.

The Borgo is located about 30 minutes southwest of Sienna. Here are two of the five buildings that have occupied the hill top for centuries.

The castle is still occupied, but the moat is filled in.

My fellow guests—we were a group of ten friends—poolside after lunch.

The vista on the patio just before cocktails.

The 50-meter pool has an unparalleled location.

Sit in this chair and the world you left behind will be in a newly clear perspective. I was truly happy and superbly relaxed during my week at Borgo Finocchetti. A one-of-a-kind destination.

Friday, June 10, 2011

"The Creative Process" - New Video Online!

My interview with photographer Robert Weingarten has just
been launched. It's a fascinating look at the man's approach to making art.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

MY GENERATION Norminated for Emmy!

MY GENERATION, the show I host on PBS, has just been nominated for a daytime Emmy.

Here's the news:

WASHINGTON – Today, AARP’s national lifestyle television program My Generation received its first nomination from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for a Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Award. Syndicated nationally on public television, the AARP program focuses on the stories, opportunities and challenges of Americans 50+ on topics including health, money, relationships, volunteering and how to get the most out of life. My Generation is nominated in the category of Outstanding Lifestyle Program, where it will compete against The Style Network’s How Do I Look?, Hallmark’s The Martha Stewart Show, and The Nate Berkus Show.

View clips frpom the show here.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

5 New Videos are "Live"

Don't miss my interviews with Deborah Norville, Harry Smith, Jane Seymour, Eddie Fisher, Lloyd Price & Wilson Pickett at
And there's more coming soon—enjoy!

Friday, April 29, 2011

New Videos Launched!

If you missed my recent celebrity interviews on MY GENERATION on PBS, you can catch 4 new releases at These include Guy Fieri, Brooke Shields, Daisy Fuentes, and Norma Miller, the Queen of Swing.

A swinging quartet in time for Spring Break—enjoy!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Swing into Spring

My interview with the QUEEN OF SWINGNorma Miller—airs next week on MY GENERATION on PBS.

Check your local listings, it's a good way to swing into spring!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Molly, Daisy, Leslie, Fergie (& Cheech, oh my!)

If that title sounds like a celebrity potpourri, well it is. A new batch of my TV interviews have just been launched at

Now's your chance to catch the one and only Cheech Marin—as well as Leslie "Naked Gun" Nielson, Daisy Fuentes, Molly Part Two of my chat with "Fergie" —Dutchess of York.


Sunday, March 13, 2011

"The Creative Process"

Here I am with artistic photographer Robert Weingarten in his Malibu studio for an interview about "The Creative Process" for the My Generation PBS TV series.

To view video highlights from My Generation, visit

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Hot Meals

Over on we're serving up some tasty videos, including my interviews with chefs Bobby Flay and Marcus Samuelsson; Fabio; Peter Fonda; and comedian Pat Cooper.

For dessert there's a tennis skit I wrote featuring Bob McLean.

Bon Appetit!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

New Vids in Town

We just launched a new batch of videos over at including one of the earliest TV skits I ever wrote—"What's My Talent?"featuring a masked Mitch Miller, Buddy Rich, and Vivian Blaine.

Don't miss my lively interview with the Baldwin brothers, Billie and Stephen.

You'll also find a clip with Tom Bergeron, host of the hit reality series Dancing with the Stars.

Click here and enjoy!

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

February Highlights

With Brooke Shields at Feinstein's after the debut of her nightclub act.

With Vistage Think Tank leader Steve Ramerini following my three~hour leadership seminar, "Got What it Takes?" in Jericho, New York.

More soon.

Sunday, February 06, 2011


It seems fitting. Over at we've just released the "ALL STAR Series"— three compilation videos featuring short clips of my interviews. These include...

TV ALL STARS: Eddie Albert, Dan Rather, Ricardo Montalban, Art Linkletter, Charles Kuralt, Jim Nabors, Shelly Berman, and Andy Griffith. Click here to view.

MUSIC ALL STARS: Chubby Checker, Glen Campbell, Sonny & Cher, Duke Ellington, Lester Lanin, and Bo Didley. Click here to view.

MISCELLANEOUS ALL STARS: Jack Anderson, Margaret Mead, Vidal Sassoon, Senator Birch Byah, James Dickey, Arnold Palmer, and Vincent Price. Click here to view.

If you're looking for some half time entertainment, visit the links above.

Enjoy the game!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

"Fun at Food Network" Luncheon

I had a great time on stage at the National Arts Club, NYC
presenting "Fun at Food Network.

Received the nice note below from Nancy Dunnan, editor
of TravelSmart. (Click on the note for a larger view)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Steve Ross at Oak Room

Here's a link to a review (scroll down a bit) of Steve Ross at Oak Room last Tuesday, I found his Rythmn & Romance show spellbinding.

Here's a group shot from the opening night:

Leslie Bennets, Bill Boggs, KT Sullivan, Steve Ross, Jim Brochu, and Steve Schalchlin

Saturday, January 15, 2011


A quick note to let you know you can follow me on Twitter now:

Wish you all sweet tweets!

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Year!

Hope you all had a terrific New Year's Eve.

Over at we've started the year off by adding five videos to our enormous collection. Links below will take you directly to the video pages.
Let's hope 2011 turns out to be a smash hit for us all!