Screen legend Charlie Chaplin takes a million dollars and buries it (audio from The Edge)

Charlie_ChaplinOur guest Hollywood veteran actor/producer Norman Lloyd shares the story of his good friend Charlie Chaplin receiving a million dollars for doing a movie and then promptly burying it. Ben Mankiewicz from TCM and Heather Ankeny join Mark Thompson.








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Just back from Moscow Everybody Loves Raymond producer breaks down cursing in Russia vs U.S.

RUSSIAHe’s just back from Russia working on writing more episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond for Russian TV.

Steve Skrovan breaks down cursing there and here.







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This man makes Academy Award winning documentaries. In this clip he talks about one, THE TILLMAN STORY

monroeQuick clip from our talk with acclaimed documentary filmmaker Mark Monroe.  Among the award winning docs he’s done are THE COVE, CHASING ICE and THE SUMMIT. We also asked him about THE TILLMAN STORY.










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You must hear this story: Ralph’s “Jerry Lewis” = An International Incident


Mark asks Ralph to recount one of the great moments in broadcast prankdom that turned into a VERY BIG deal.

During the run up to the Iraq war Ralph called the President of France as Jerry Lewis…What happened next made broadcast history.


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Simpsons creator Sam Simon tells the story of his cancer diagnosis and the doctor’s bizarre interruption (EXCERPT)

samsimonHere’s a small piece of an interview that first aired a few months ago BEFORE all the other interviews that Sam has done.  We recommend you check out the WHOLE INTERVIEW at

Sam is one of the few who could make a story about getting a cancer diagnosis this entertaining and yet give us a flavor of what he’s going through.

We are posting this clip because last week, The Hollywood Reporter featured an interview with Sam in which he spoke about giving almost all of his Simpsons royalty money to charity. “The truth is,” he said, “I have more money than I’m interested in spending.”

Where will the money go?  Sam is a passionate advocate for animal causes through his Sam Simon Foundation; a recent article titled “8 Ways ‘Simpsons’ Co-Creator Sam Simon is Helping Animals Before He Dies” gives a pretty thorough rundown of the Foundation’s activities, which include a mobile veterinary clinic, service dogs for veterans and an adoption program. He is also a supporter of PETA and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, which seeks to protect ocean wildlife and habitat.

It’s clear that much — but not all — of Sam’s wealth will go to animals. He has also funded the anti-hunger Feeding Families program, a project of the SamSimon Foundation, which feeds about 200 human families a day in Los Angeles. The food distributed is, of course, vegan.

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