For four years and seventy-nine episodes, Manhattan Neighborhood Network's public access show Chess Now was a revolving door of exuberant hosts (including fan favorites as Tana
and Checkerboard Phil
), technical difficulties, prank calls, and remarkably little chess. The complete archives are on YouTube
posted by Shadax
on Apr 7, 2013 -
Bill Maher back on cable?
AP is reporting that Bill Maher will host a late-night talk show on HBO starting Feb. 21. The hour-long news and comedy program, which has yet to be titled, will air once a week for 20 episodes. I personally think ABC were a bunch of pussies for cancelling him, and I think the new show will rock. What do you think?
posted by RylandDotNet
on Nov 21, 2002 -
Jerry Springer: the Opera
has become a cult classic in London! Is this another testimony to the death of high culture or the popularity of American talk shows like Jerry Springer? Has anybody seen or heard about this themselves?
posted by crog
on Feb 11, 2002 -
Carson Daly doesn't want just pop stars on his new late-night talk show
. He tells Time magazine: "I've been dying to talk to [White House spokesman] Ari Fleischer. ... That guy's like a rock star. He handles a room." (more)
posted by mattpfeff
on Jan 10, 2002 -
Robert Kilroy-Silk is the 'king' of the British talkshows (a title conferred because he's the only
male talkshow host). 'Off The Telly' investigates why an ex-MP and potential Prime Minister now finds himself attempting to relate with the common people three hundred and sixty mornings a year (including repeats). Typical quote: "I suppose I’m really lucky, I get on really well with my son - always have - but some fathers and sons don’t always find it easy to be friends ... some boys are even deprived of their father altogether, when he walks out, and dumps not just their wife, but them. Which is a bit like you Mike, you haven’t seen your Craig, who’s 15, for seven years. Why’s that?" No on screen fights then, but one old buffer got frisky one morning and tried to remove his pants . . .
posted by feelinglistless
on Aug 2, 2001 -