With the death of TV legend Mike Douglas yesterday at 81, I dug through my audio archives to find an interview I did with him on November 24, 2000.
He told stories about:
- doing his live show when news came in about the assassination of JFK;
- the famous week John & Yoko were his co-hosts;
- good guests from Ronald Reagan to Malcolm X to Burt Reynolds;
- why Robert DeNiro was a terrible guest;
- the day he got caught between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier
- how commercials changed his life
For more Mike Douglas stories, get his autobiography, "I'll Be Right Back."