Saturday, August 12, 2006

Mike Douglas

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
Listen to the conversation here.

For more Mike Douglas stories, get his autobiography, "I'll Be Right Back."