Charlie Rose, Harvey Weinstein and More from Entertainment Journalist Sam Rubin…Then, Annual Holiday Visit From Pit Bull of Comedy, Bobby Slayton

Entertainment journalist, Sam Rubin has connections that run deep in both Hollywood and in the TV news business out of New York.

With the news about Charlie Rose and his firing from CBS, Sam comes in and breaks down what is going on and the likely repercussions.

Half way through the conversation, a HUGE bombshell is dropped about a key Hollywood figure and the loss of his job.

Then, our annual visit around the holidays from THE PITBULL OF COMEDY, BOBBY SLAYTON.

Bobby reminds Mark of his Woody Allen dinner and gives Mark a hard time about being a vegan.

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Our guest, Chuck Negron, is one of the founding members of THREE DOG NIGHT, one of the most successful bands in history.
He’s responsible along with the two other band members for a string of hits that dominated the charts from 1968 through 1975.
His voice has insane range (over four octaves).  And fronting the band led Chuck to enjoy the world of sex, drugs and rock n’ roll with unbridled success.
But while Chuck was enjoying a decadent life, ultimately it brought him down. He discusses with Mark and comedian Laura House both his rise and fall and rebirth.
Chuck’s book THREE DOG NIGHTMARE (available on his website ) chronicles all of this.
The show starts with Mark saying hello and updating the news…(1st 5 minutes)
THE FAST 15:  Michael Shure joins Mark to discuss politics and more. (runs until :29)
Mark and Michael do the sexual harassment/misconduct roundup, check in on the state of the GOP tax bill and on plans to lift the ban on trophy hunters bringing parts of creatures they’ve killed back to U.S.
They tell the story of the most expensive painting ever purchased– and it’s flawed! ( 25 mins).  The two discuss the DaVinci that was just sold, who owned it before and how the bidding got so high.
Finally, an honest and entertaining conversation with one of the founders of the legendary band, THREE DOG NIGHT, Chuck Negron.

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Half Persian, Half Black and All Funny: Comedian Tehran

Yes, Tehran is his real name and the crew talks romantic infidelity, the science of cool and, among other things, Mark asks him about who has a tougher time in the USA right now, Muslims or blacks.


Mark Thompson is joined by Lisa Foxx for the conversation with Tehran. (00:25)

The show starts with THE FAST 15.  Political analyst and correspondent, Michael Shure talks about the latest mass shooting (Texas), the election, the wealthiest and where they hide money around the world and the Saudi lock up at the Ritz-Carlton.



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THE LONG ROAD HOME..The Story of Real Life Ambush of U.S. soldiers in Iraq

THE LONG ROAD HOME tells the true story of the eight-hour battle in Sadr City on April 4, 2004, that followed the ambush of a newly-arrived American platoon. Told in real time through the eyes of untested soldiers in combat for the first time, their families anxiously awaiting news on the home front, and ordinary Iraqis trapped in the chaos of war, the series gives viewers an intimate and unforgettable portrait of what it’s really like to go to war. Based on Martha Raddatz’s acclaimed New York Times-bestselling book.

 Our guest, Mikko Alanne wrote and produced this television series.

He talks (20 minutes into this episode) with Mark Thompson and (comedy writer) Laura House about what went into bringing the story to the screen.

The show starts with Mark’s quick thoughts on Paul Manafort and assorted indictments (first 3 minutes of show) and then THE FAST 15 with Michael Shure talking about other political issues and ultimately challenging Mark to a game involving Vegas movies. Fun for the whole family.

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Crossing Paths With Neo-Nazis..Then A Hero to Animals Calls In From India

The show starts with Michael Shure and THE FAST 15. 

Michael is just back from a Richard Spencer speech/white supremacist rally and randomly met the Neo-Nazi principals in an attempted murder which would happen later in the day.

Mark and Michael also discuss the Gold Star family controversy.

Then, a call from India:

India’s wildlife is under severe threat – every animal from the majestic elephant and the tiger, to the shy sloth bear and rare pangolins, is under threat of extinction.

An organization called Wildlife SOS works around the clock to rescue, rehabilitate and defend wildlife and the environment and one of the founders of this amazing organization, Kartick Satanayaran, calls in to explain the innovative economic strategies being employed to save so many innocent creatures caught up in the greed of the animal economy.

Wildlife SOS runs one of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in India.

Frequently, the workers at Wildlife SOS are threatened, attacked and sometimes kidnapped by poachers during their rescues.  Kartick walks us through one of the highest profile rescues the organization has made.

Mark is hosting the Tusk After Dusk event, Nov 4th in Los Angeles click here for more information.

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