TOMMY ROE, THE KING OF BUBBLEGUM POP INTERVIEW

Written by Halli Casser-Jayne on . Posted in HC-J Blog

TOMMY ROE DIZZY COVER

Legendary bubblegum pop singer-songwriter Tommy Roe joins Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, November 30, 3 pm ET with stories of Dick Clark, The Beatles and more in a rock and roll of a conversation. With hits like Dizzy, Sheila, Sweet Pea, Everybody and Hooray for Hazel, Roe, sometimes referred to as “The King of Bubblegum Rock”, recorded six Top 10 hits between 1962 and 1969, more than any single artist/songwriter during that period of the sixties. Tommy has four Gold Records, and two of his hits topped the Billboard chart at #1.

TOMMY ROE, BEATLES, CHRIS MONTEZWith a total of 11 records reaching the Billboard Top 40 and 23 Billboard Top 100 chart records, Tommy is one of the early pioneers of the American Pop music culture. Now out with a new biography with intros by record mogul Scott Borchetta, Wink Martindale and Republican Pollster, Frank Luntz, FROM CABBAGE TOWN TO TINSELTOWN AND PLACES INBETWEEN is raw, candid, funny, sad encyclopedia of music history. Now 74, Tommy Roe is far more than the music that still brings crowds when he performs. His is a voice that stands for a generation.

tommy-roe-cabbage-bookTune in to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, November 30, 3 pm ET for some rock and roll nostalgia with that Sweet Pea of a musician, Tommy Roe. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

Share This:

POLITICS IS THE FOCUS OF HALLI’S NEW SHOW

Written by Halli Casser-Jayne on . Posted in HC-J Blog

flag-and-halli-final-block

In the opening of her brand, new politics show, ONE BROAD TALKING, the respected host of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show proclaims her declaration of Independence. She says, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all people are created equal, that they are endowed with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty, the pursuit of Happiness and the BLOOD SPORT OF POLITICS.” Now comes the second installment,  a show you won’t want to miss.

The author of the celebrated book A YEAR IN MY PAJAMAS WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA, and the writer of the bi-weekly fun, irreverent political column INSIDE THE HOPPER, Halli has long been commentating in the way only she can on all things politics.

Throughout her professional career, Halli has worn many hats: reporter and photographer; actress and documentary producer; radio personality; author, editor and publisher. Her many accomplishments include writing and producing the six-hour rockumentary on The Doors as well as collaborating with Doors drummer John Densmore on his autobiography Riders on the Storm. She is the author and photographer of STILL LIFE: IMAGES OF ANTIETAM.

As a foreign correspondent during the 1980s, Halli showed her fearlessness when she reported in the danger zones of war-torn Central America. Her frankness and feistiness have been expressed via her opinions and commentary on The Halli Casser-Jayne blog.

As for fun and entertaining, Halli has hosted and interviewed a wide variety of distinguished guests from New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah to Newsweek’s political director Matthew Cooper, social critic and political activist Naomi Wolf,  legendary comic, writer, producer Carl Reiner,  and three time Academy Award nominee actress Diane Ladd on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. She will continue to host The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posting new shows, Wednesdays, 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

For more information on One Broad Talking and The Halli Casser-Jayne Show visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

Share This:

MIKE NICHOLS, ELAINE MAY WITH FILMMAKER JULIAN SCHLOSSBERG

Written by Halli Casser-Jayne on . Posted in HC-J Blog

 

Elaine May & Mike Nichols, AN EVENING WITH NICHOLS & MAY, Golden Theater, 10/8/60

Elaine May & Mike Nichols, AN EVENING WITH NICHOLS & MAY, Golden Theater, 10/8/60

Since its premiere in 1986, Emmy-winning documentary series PBS THIRTEEN’s AMERICAN MASTERS has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Continuing its commitment to bring excellence to the small screen, American Masters recently celebrated the career of award-winning director Mike Nichols. Produced by longtime Mike Nichols friend entertainment icon and raconteur Julian Schlossberg this is one heckuva documentary that only Schlossberg could produce. Schlossberg and Nichols weren’t friends for no reason. They shared a unique friendship based on a unique way of looking at the world. Julian Schlossberg joins Halli for at her table to talk about the documentary, Mike Nichols and Elaine May and oh, so much more on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show.

AmericanMastersSchlossbergandDustinHofmannEveryone knows who Mike Nichols was. From the beginning of his career as part of the satiric duo Nichols and May, he moved on to become one of the Twentieth Century’s legendary, award-winning directors of stage and screen. But Schlossberg is himself a legend. Shows produced by Schlossberg have earned many honors, including six Tony Awards, two Obie Awards, seven Drama Desk Awards and five Outer Critics Circle Awards. His work in film is equally notable. He is the founder of major film production and distribution companies, a well-known music label and for years was the host of the beloved, nationally syndicated radio program MOVIE TALK.

AmericanMastersNicholsandSawyerA conversation with Julian Schlossberg, raconteur and producer of the American Master’s documentary NICHOLS, directed by Elaine May on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

Share This:

GLEN CAMPBELL’S ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE ROCKS FAMILY

Written by Halli Casser-Jayne on . Posted in HC-J Blog

Every 66 seconds someone in the United States gets Alzheimer ’s Disease. Five million Americans are living with it. One of those Americans is country music legend, The Rhinestone Cowboy, Glen Campbell. This week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Part One of a two-part special on this equal opportunity destroyer. Joining Halli at her table are Mr. Campbell’s oldest children Debby Campbell-Cloyd and Travis Campbell, as well as Campbell’s friend and former lover country music legend Miss Tanya Tucker.

Glen Campbell Alzheimer's DiseaseAlzheimer’s disease affects not only its victims, but their families and all whom they love. An Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis tears some families apart and brings others together. Its effects are always heart-wrenching. Long the subject of tabloid fodder, Glen Campbell’s oldest children have been engaged in an epic fight with their stepmother Kimberly Woolen Campbell over the care of their father and their right to see him. In two extremely candid interviews they tell their story, share their agony, and reveal things that have never been spoken before regarding the dramatic family feuds that have ensued. Still, once you strip away the sensationalism that colors celebrity, the Campbell story is no different than what is happening to families all over the world. Anguish comes with the territory of an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis.

Tanya Tucker and Glen Campbell Alzheimer's DiseaseIn Part Two, airing Wednesday, October 29, 3 pm ET we’ll speak with Catherine Falk, the daughter of the late actor Peter Falk who initiated the Campbell-Falk Bill legislation to help protect the rights of children when an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis is made, with Tennessee Senator Rusty Crowe the politician who helped get the bill passed into law, and with Patti Davis the daughter of President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan. President Ronald Reagan passed away after a long public battle with Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer's DiseaseFor more from our host Halli Casser-Jayne click here.

Share This:

MERYL STREEP AND KICK KENNEDY WITH BIOGRAPHERS MICHAEL SCHULMAN & BARBARA LEAMING

Written by Halli Casser-Jayne on . Posted in HC-J Blog

Merylstreepherself1

The greatest actress of our generation, Meryl Streep and the life of JFK’s little-known sister Kick Kennedy are the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table are biographer Michael Schulman, HER AGAIN, BECOMING MERYL STREEP and Barbara Leaming, KICK KENNEDY, THE CHARMED LIFE AND TRAGIC DEATH OF THE FAVORITE KENNEDY DAUGHTER.

Great Reads for $1.99 or less

Author Michael Schulman’s brand new portrait of one of the legends of our time, Meryl Streep, is the first thoroughly researched biography of the actress, with the narrative thrust of a novel. Beautifully written, Schulman peels back the curtain behind the greatest actress of her generation, granting us an intimate look into the formative years that shaped her into the icon she is today. Schulman is a contributor and arts editor at the New Yorker.

KickKennedywithbrothersYou will be riveted by the story author Barbara Leaming tells of Kathleen “Kick” Kennedy, second daughter of Joe and Rose Kennedy, the high spirited and dynamic young woman – as ambitious and eager for power as her brother, Jack who would become the 35th President of the United States. Full of determination, and with her best asset her engaging personality, Kick Kennedy’s is a story of love and war, of politics and changing expectations socially and economically, a story that ends in tragedy, as too many Kennedy stories do. Leaming is the author of three New York Times bestsellers, including her most recent book JACQUELINE BOUVIER KENNEDY ONASSIS.

Biographies, politics, film, history and the lives of two extraordinary women on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with authors Michael Schulman and Barbara Leaming. For more information, and to listen to past podcasts visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

Share This:

TERRORISM: THE GIRL WHO ESCAPED ISIS

Written by Halli Casser-Jayne on . Posted in HC-J Blog

isis-beat-face

This week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show two stories of terrorism. Up first, photographer Jane Schreibman, who had a brush with fate when she happened across an odd-looking object on the street in her Chelsea neighborhood that turned out to be a bomb. Her discovery led to the capture of the man alleged to be responsible for the earlier explosion that day that had injured 29. What a story! And in our second segment, the gut-wrenching story of Farida Khalaf, a young Yazidi girl captured and brutally raped and tortured by ISIS who orchestrated her own escape and who lived to tell the tale recounted in the book THE GIRL WHO ESCAPED ISISI. Our guest the author of the book and journalist Andrea C. Hoffman.

isisbookPhotographer Jane Schreibman grew up in Englewood, New Jersey and is a longtime resident of the Chelsea District in Manhattan. A traveling photographer, her work has been exhibited throughout the world including Reiss-Engelhorn-Museum, Mannheim, Germany Galleri Image Astral Allusions -Images From India – Aarhus Denmark, Museo Ken Damy, Brescia, Italy, Fotografia Oltre, Chiasso, Switzerland and in the United States at David J. Brodsky Gallery, Princeton University and at the Marcuse Pheifer Gallery, Self Portraits (Grp) New York City. The night of the Chelsea bombing she sighted something what she described as weird on the street that looked like a “kids scientific experiment.” What happened thereafter is quite a story.

jane-in-red-with-copIn the early summer of 2014, Farida Khalaf was a typical Yazidi teenager living with her parents and three brothers in her village in the mountains of Northern Iraq. In one horrific day, she lost everything: ISIS invaded her village, destroyed her family, and sold her off into sexual slavery. THE GIRL WHO ESCAPED ISIS: FARIDA’S STORY tells the story of her incredible account of defying the odds and escaping a life of torture in order to share her story with the world. Devastating and inspiring, THE GIRL WHO ESCAPED ISIS is astonishing.

For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

Share This:

THE HIDDEN FIGURES BEHIND THE SPACE RACE

Written by Halli Casser-Jayne on . Posted in HC-J Blog

Hidden Figures

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner with a soundtrack by Pharell, HIDDEN FIGURES was adapted for film even before the book of the same name was finished. Wednesday, September 14, 3 p.m. ET  Margot Lee Shetterly, the author of the inspiring and a largely unknown true story of the African-American female mathematicians at NASA whose work helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space visits The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. In our second half-hour, our political roundtable, Four Broads Talking, with our smart and feisty team of pundits.

HIDDEN FIGURES is a story that combines the rich intersection of the Civil Rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the movement for gender equality. At the core of the story are Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden the women “human computers” whose genius for numbers made space exploration and travel possible. Author Margot Lee Shetterly is the daughter of one of NASA’s first black engineers. She grew up in Hampton, Virginia, where she knew many of the women in HIDDEN FIGURES.

FOUR BROADS TALKINGWith less than two months to go until Election Day, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are duking it out and Election 2016 is unlike any presidential contest that we’ve seen before. Oh what fun our FOUR BROADS TALKING™ panel of brilliant political pundits will have when they sit down for our weekly chat on all things politics and culture in our second half hour. Look for sparks to fly with this tell it like it is panel Sheila Weller, Lisa Schiffren, Suzanna Andrews and your host, Halli Casser-Jayne.

Civil rights, NASA, mathematicians, astronauts, space, books, movie, women, Black Lives Matter, politics, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show has it all, Wednesday, September 14, 3 p.m. ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

Share This:

COUNTRY MUSIC SUPER-GROUP THE HIGHWAYMEN

Written by Halli Casser-Jayne on . Posted in HC-J Blog

Country music

Country music’s first major “supergroup” was formed in 1985, comprising Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson. The Highwaymen took their name from a Jimmy Webb song (“Highwayman”), later famously covered by Glen Campbell, about a soul who went through different incarnations. For these four country greats, the Highwaymen was just another career incarnation, so to speak — one that lasted a decade and yielded a couple of albums. Jim Brown is a four-time Emmy Award-winning producer/director/writer and cinematographer who is responsible for some of the most popular and critically acclaimed musical documentary programs of the last four decades. These include 50 Years With Peter, Paul and Mary, Billy Joel: A Matter of Trust-The Bridge to Russia and American Masters – Pete Seeger: The Power of Song. He breaks new ground with THE HIGHWAYMEN: FRIENDS TILL THE END.

Great Reads for $1.99 or less

Country musicTerry Jennings had a front-row seat to his father, Waylon Jennings iconic country music career. A complex man, Waylon’s relationship with drugs and women is the stuff of legends. But through all of the ups and downs of his life, Waylon Jennings was always the consummate musician and at his heart a family man. Terry saw it all and offers up surprising insights into his father, the man and his music.

The HighwaymenA look at country music ‘supergroup’ The Highwaymen with producer of THE HIGHWAYMEN: FRIENDS TILL THE END, Jim Brown and at the man who was Waylon Jennings with Terry Jennings author of WAYLON, TALES OF MY OUTLAW DAD, Wednesday, September 7, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. For further information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

Share This:

JOHN FORD COLEY: “LOVE IS THE ANSWER”

Written by Halli Casser-Jayne on . Posted in HC-J Blog

Grammy nominated John Ford Coley of England Dan & John Ford Coley

“I’d Really Like To See You Tonight,” “Nights are Forever Without You,” It’s Sad to Belong,” Love is the Answer,” were just a few of the hits of the Grammy nominated soft rock duo England Dan and John Ford Coley. Joining Halli at her table is singer, musician, actor, author John Ford Coley.

Texas born and raised, at 16 his music career was well on the way. The classically trained pianist would move to guitar and with his gift for harmony sing his way with his partner and classmate, England Dan to the top of the rock and roll charts. The band would break up but not before the Grammy-nominated duo had six Top 40 singles under their belts. With double platinum and gold records behind him, John has also produced other artists, most notably Eddie Money. He added acting to his repertoire and has penned a book on his years in the music industry entitled BACKSTAGE PASS.

Great Reads for $1.99 or less

Stories of Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Mickey Mantle and more, and the extraordinary career of John Ford Coley on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, August 24, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

Share This:

FROM HOLLYWOOD TO THE WHITE HOUSE…

Written by Halli Casser-Jayne on . Posted in HC-J Blog

 

The story of Hollywood and Creative Artists Agency CAA

We’re taking a trip to Hollywood on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when we take a peek behind the curtain of the immensely powerful corporation known as Creative Artists Agency. In POWERHOUSE, THE UNTOLD STORY OF HOLLYWOOD’S CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY, award-winning journalist James Andrew Miller spins a tale of boundless ambition, ruthless egomania, ceaseless empire building, greed, and personal betrayal, and that’s just the beginning. And in our second half-hour, it’s FOUR BROADS TALKING politics and more with our panel of smart, feisty, broads.

The movies you watch, the TV shows you adore, the concerts and sporting events you attend—behind the curtain of nearly all of these is an immensely powerful corporation known as Creative Artists Agency. Started in 1975, when five bright and brash employees of a creaky William Morris office left to open their own strikingly innovative talent agency, CAA would come to revolutionize the entertainment industry, and over the next several decades its tentacles would spread aggressively beyond film and television into music, advertising, and investment banking. In POWERHOUSE, THE UNTOLD STORY OF HOLLYWOOD’S CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY, James Andrew Miller, the co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller THOSE GUYS HAVE ALL THE FUN: INSIDE THE WORLD OF ESPN and LIVE FROM NEW YORK, who has written for The Washington Post, the New York Times, and Vanity Fair – draws on unprecedented and exclusive access to the men and women who built and battled with CAA, and tells the story of prophetic brilliance, magnificent artistry, singular genius, entrepreneurial courage and above all, daring.

FOUR BROADS TALKING

With less than three months to go until Election Day, with Donald Trump shaking up politics as usual and with Hillary Clinton quickly rising in the polls, oh what fun our FOUR BROADS TALKING™ panel of brilliant political pundits will have when they sit down for their weekly chat on all things politics and culture in our second half hour. Look for sparks to fly with this tell it like it is panel Sheila Weller, Lisa Schiffren, Suzanna Andrews and your host, Halli Casser-Jayne.

Hollywood, film, TV, stars, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, politics, Election 2016, we have it all for you on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, August 17, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

Share This:

Get Our FREE APP!

You can take The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with you wherever you go. Download the app and listen on the go on your mobile phone or any tablet. Get it here!