In December, 1951, a twenty-two year old Audrey Hepburn made her American television debut on the talk show program, "We, the People." At the time, she was starring on Broadway in the play "Gigi" (the precursor to the movie musical). For many viewers, this would be their introduction to the young actress, whose Oscar-winning star turn in "Roman Holiday" would come nearly two years later. As recounted in this week's episode of the podcast "Mobituaries," Hepburn appeared on the program to talk about a Christmas memory near and dear to her heart. In a surreal flashback, she re-enacted her life as a 15-year-old living in Nazi-occupied Holland when food was scarce due to the brutal Dutch famine that killed tens of thousands of citizens. Hepburn recalled: "Well, I'd heard one could sleep and forget hunger. Perhaps I could sleep all through Christmas. I'd try." While the program ended on an upbeat note due to a delivery of potato rations, it's painfully clear the war had had a lasting … [Read more...] about “Mobituaries”: Mo Rocca on the enduring popularity of Audrey Hepburn
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PUBLISHED: 12:03 27 January 2019 Steve Russell Woo! Claire with Bradley Whitford, who played Josh Lyman in The West Wing. The actor ‘is a great guy. He is very smart and funny and well-read’ Picture: Claire Handscombe Archant Celebrity crushes and a lunch date with Bradley ‘Josh Lyman’ Whitford Claire Handscombe with the very friendly Allison Janney, who played President Bartlet’s press secretary, CJ Cregg, in The West Wing Picture: Claire HandscombeWhen Claire Handscombe was asked if she was a “wingnut” – a head-over-heels fan of TV series The West Wing – she paused to reflect. But there’s no doubt. As the ex-Suffolk schoolgirl says, “I can’t believe how much that show changed my life”.Weigh the evidence:* She moved to Washington DC (where the stories are set) because she so loved the series* She shelled out a “significant amount of money” to a charity for a … [Read more...] about Do you love The West Wing? Claire did. So she moved to America!
Produced by Lourdes Aguiar Betty Jones and her friend Kathryn Crigler were brutally attacked on Labor Day in 1990 after answering a knock on the door at Crigler's Starkville, Miss., home. Jones, who opened the door, was stabbed immediately and died. Crigler, who was in a wheelchair, was in the rear of the home. The killer walked back to Crigler's room, raped her, strangled her and left her for dead. Crigler was able to crawl to a phone and call for help. She died two months later. Starkville detective Bill Lott says the crime scene "was as bad as anything Jack the Ripper ever did." "It's frustrating," Lott told "48 Hours" correspondent Richard Schlesinger this past summer of not yet having solved the crime. "Yeah, it's frustrating, no doubt about it." The case, which was unsolved for three decades, prompted Betty Jones' step-grandson, Jason B. Jones, to spotlight the case in a podcast. Jones, who was 10 at the time of the murders, launched his podcast in September 2017 as a way to … [Read more...] about Podcast spotlights Mississippi double murder – can new DNA technology solve the cold case?
INTELLIGENCE MATTERS - JOHN MILLER HOST: MICHAEL MORELL PRODUCER: OLIVIA GAZIS MICHAEL MORELL: John, thanks for joining us today. It is great to have you on the show. So this is a big turning of the tables. When I-- (OVERTALK) JOHN MILLER: --role reversal here. MICHAEL MORELL: -- exactly. When I (LAUGH) retired from CIA, you were at CBS and you interviewed me for 60 Minutes. And if I remember, you interviewed me for several hours-- JOHN MILLER: Yes. MICHAEL MORELL: --for what ultimately became 20 minutes. JOHN MILLER: That's right. MICHAEL MORELL: So this is gonna be a 30-minute interview for a 30-minute podcast. Just sayin'. JOHN MILLER: I'm glad to see CBS has done so much with productivity since I left. MICHAEL MORELL: John, you have had an unusual career. You got interested in the news very early. I read somewhere that in high school you were taking news photographs and selling them. And I heard you were skipping school to do press briefings. JOHN MILLER: Only the last period. … [Read more...] about Transcript: John Miller talks with Michael Morell on “Intelligence Matters”
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Chad Finn Globe Staff November 16, 2018 In their nearly six years together as WEEI morning drive hosts, the last two as a tandem, Kirk Minihane and Gerry Callahan mastered the dark art of relentless antagonism, even if their laughs between the outbursts sometimes left you wondering how authentic it all was.Once, and against my better judgment, I responded to a Twitter questioner by sarcastically saying that the character-driven melodrama of the “Kirk and Callahan” show was “97 percent” fake. I think this was near the first or second time occasional third voice Gary Tanguay stormed out of the studio while on the air. They, of course, seized upon this, deliberately taking my wise-guy comment literally and referring to it either when something genuine happened or when they really wanted listeners to believe what may not have been genuine was. … [Read more...] about What’s next for WEEI?