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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 and 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.
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