Monday, September 23, 2013

A Moment in Time












photos by Bill Boggs

A Moment in Time, aboard Crystal Symphony en route to Iceland.





Fog at sea. From my stateroom veranda on Crystal Serenity en route to Halifax.























Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Trash-Talk Pioneer



I'm featured in the new documentary "√Čvocateur,"  about legendary talk-show host Morton Downey Jr. Here's an excerpt from an article on the film in NorthJersey.com:

Documentary explores what made trash-talk pioneer Morton Downey Jr. tick
excerpted from NorthJersey.com

Talk show veteran Bill Boggs, who served as Downey's executive producer after Downey made the leap from local to national success, also appears in the documentary.

"I lived through it," Boggs told The Record in a recent interview, "and I think the filmmakers told the story well ... except for a couple of things. Some people say Mort was the antecedent to 'The Jerry Springer Show.' That's true and not true. The Springer show is a normal host with crazy guests. The Downey show was, for the most part, normal guests with a crazy host."

Boggs also agreed with the assessment of Buchanan, the Fox News pundit, who says in the film that Downey hooked into an audience that eventually moved on to Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, and Glenn Beck - a hard-working, right-leaning group of blue-collar Americans who always seem to feel (no matter how many Hannitys, O'Reillys and Becks come along) that there is no one speaking for them.

"The thing about Mort," Boggs added, "is that he was a highly charismatic performer who came along at just the right time. He didn't just give opinion, he gave emotional opinion. He would take a viewpoint - and, like a debate champion, he could have taken either side - on issues like feminism, abortion, the military and so on and run with it. We'd bring up an issue, ask what his view was, and then structure the show that way. I don't think Mort ever argued a point that he didn't believe in, although he was capable of doing it."


Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Three's a charm...

For third consecutive year, "My Generation" nominated for an Emmy in best Lifestyle Program category.

Now we just have to beat Martha Stewart.  :)

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Atlantis



The PHX Forum at Atlantis was a huge success, and I had a great time as emcee. 

I'm interviewing David Brenner Sunday at the 92nd Street Y, NYC. Then off a few days later to Chicago to deliver my "Got What it Takes?" three-hour interactive seminar to the Tovarsnow company.

Winter 2013


photo by Bill Boggs.