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Legendary Photograher, Henri Dauman, on Hiding From the Nazis, coming to the USA and Chronicling Generations of American Life

Henri Dauman and his camera lens have been witness to some of the most famous people and memorable events in modern history.

His photographs splashed across magazines like LIFE, LOOK and  PARIS MATCH in the heydays of those publications and vaulted him to the top of his field.

He visits with Mark Thompson and J Elvis Weinstein and although they begin with discussions of his photography and his iconic photos chronicling American life, the emotional, personal story that is Henri’s life is one they discuss in detail as well.

Henri’s father was killed by the Nazis at Auschwitz and his mother died in a freakish accident when Henri was only 13.  This, after his mother and he had separated and survived hiding from the Nazis as they rose to power in France.

Henri’s work and life is brilliantly put together in a yet-to-be-released documentary called Henri Dauman: Looking Up.  The director of that documentary, Peter Kenneth Jones joins Mark and Josh at the end of the show.

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00-03:09 Mark intros

03:09-1:10 Henri Dauman

1:10-1:19:05 Peter Kenneth Jones, Documentary Director

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WHAT’S IT LIKE TO WRITE ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS SONGS EVER? FRANKE PREVITE TELLS US

TIME OF MY LIFE is one of the best known songs ever…Franke Previte, at the time a hard rocker, wrote it for the film, DIRTY DANCING.

He takes Mark through the story of where he was and where he ended up after the song hit.

The film. Dirty Dancing, was desperately in need of a key song and Franke wrote TIME OF MY LIFE along with a second hit, Hungry Eyes that’s in the movie as well.

The song, TIME OF MY LIFE won an Academy Award in 1987 and Franke also got a Golden Globe and Grammy nomination.

The song has gone on to be used frequently in commercials and other media offerings long after the film it was written for has gone to streaming services.

Meantime, Franke has written many other songs as well.

He visits with Mark from his home in New Jersey.

For more information on Franke’s other projects and to hear his original music, including TIME OF YOUR LIFE as he’d recorded it, here are the links.

Original TIME OF YOUR LIFE DEMO as done by Franke

Also:

fridaymusic.com

callingalldivas.com

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TENNIS CHAMPION BRIAN TEACHER..RON PLACONE ON NET NEUTRALITY…AND SOCIALISM AS A DIRTY WORD WITH TALKRADIO’S JOHN KOBYLT

:00-4:30 Mark intros show

4:57 Mark and J. Elvis Weinstein chat

8:48 -28:53 Tennis Champion Brian Teacher joins in

28:53-37:25 Comic Ron Placone on Net Neutrality

37:25-1:07:00 TalkRadio’s John Kobylt on Weaponizing the Word Socialism

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Epic Politics Man, Michael Shure, Stops In For a Quick Visit..Weighs In on Fleet of Pres.Candidates, Assange and Iran

It’s a special quick conversation with political analyst, Michael Shure.  Michael has been on the road for a while but he swings through for a quick visit and some thoughts on the growing field of Democratic candidates for President.

Michael and Mark also talk about, the recently indicted, Julian Assange and whether or not he’s a journalist.  The two also touch on growing tensions around Iran.

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edgewithmarkthompson@gmail.com

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THE TABLOID POPE: THE STORY OF THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER FROM THE SON OF THE MAN WHO STARTED IT

This episode features a conversation with Paul Pope, whose father founded the National Enquirer.

But the story of Paul Pope’s family is a remarkable one extending well beyond the Enquirer.

Paul’s story extends back to his grandfather’s arrival to NYC from Italy with no money but with a determination and ambition that would eventually make him a major stakeholder in the future of NYC.

Paul’s father became a major media player, starting The Enquirer and driving it to top circulation through a series of strategic journalistic and marketing strategies.

You can get a copy of Paul’s book here:

 The Deeds of My Fathers: How My Grandfather and Father Built New York and Created the Tabloid World of Today

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