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Jimmy Buffett. Margaritaville. Yep, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is taking a trip to Margaritaville in search of the lost shaker of salt with author Ryan White out with a new compelling, and rollicking portrait of the legendary pirate captain of Margaritaville as told in the acclaimed music critic’s candid new biography JIMMY BUFFETT, A GOOD LIFE ALL THE WAY. And, we’re suggesting a great new book to read while you bask in the golden sunshine with author Lisa See, her new novel THE TEA GIRL OF HUMMINGBIRD LANE.
Who would argue that life is an adventure? You just never know what’s coming from right around the corner. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show brings you the story of a 90 year old women who embarked on an adventure a 30 year old might think twice about as told in the delightful new book DRIVING MISS NORMA. And we bring you a conversation with actress Samantha Colley who went from relative obscurity to accolades for her performance as Mileva Marić, the first wife of Albert Einstein in National Geographic Channel’s new show and first scripted series GENIUS, produced by the winning team of Brian Grazer and Ron Howard.
Two crime writers join The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when New York Times bestselling author Sara Paretsky and author and Fox News anchor John Hook join Halli at her table to discuss their new books, Peretsky’s FALLOUT and Hook’s WHO KILLED BOB CRANE, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Donald Trump’s First 100 days. Will he be impeached or will he survive as President of the United States for his full four-year term? What is it like to cover the presidency of arguably one of the most controversial presidents in United States history? Halli speaks with the Distinguished Professor of History at American University, author of the much talked about book THE CASE FOR IMPEACHMENT, Allan J. Lichtman. And joining Halli at her table is veteran newsman and the political editor for the prestigious NEWSWEEK magazine, Matthew Cooper to review Donald Trump’s First 100 Days in office.
As we commemorate HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY The Halli Casser-Jayne Show visits with two authors best known for their Holocaust historical fiction, New York Times bestselling author Pam Jenoff and New York Times Notable Author and PEN finalist Jessica Shattuck.
Holocaust survivor Marion Blumenthal Lazan is testament that out of hell can be born an angel. She is living history. One of the last survivors of Hitler’s scourge her story is the subject of her unforgettable memoir FOUR PERFECT PEBBLES: A HOLOCAUST STORY. Marion Blumenthal Lazan joins Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show,
In celebration of spring and Major League Baseball’s opening day, it’s take me out to the ballgame time on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is New York Yankee’s historian and former publicity director Marty Appel, author of the new biography CASEY STENGEL, BASEBALL’S GREATEST CHARACTER. And in our second half-hour we visit with the fascinating Eden Collinsworth who takes a look at a subject on everyone’s mind today: morality. In what some people are calling The Age of IM-morality, author Eden Collinsworth has written BEHAVING BADLY: THE NEW MORALITY IN POLITICS, SEX, AND BUSINESS.
WAS ERNEST HEMINGWAY A SPY FOR RUSSIA + CRIME COVERAGE BY THE NY TIMES
Trump, Russia, spies, crime, writer Ernest Hemingway? We bring them all together on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table is Nicholas Reynolds author of the controversial new book that says Ernest Hemingway was a Russian spy, WRITER, SAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY: ERNEST HEMINGWAY’S SECRET ADVENTURES 1935-1961 and the editor of the riveting BOOK OF CRIME: MORE THAN 166 YEARS COVERING THE BEAT, Kevin Flynn
POLITICAL JUNKIES AND FASHIONISTAS THIS ONE’S FOR YOU
Something for political junkies who are mystified by the election of Donald Trump and a visit with the dynamic first and only American woman ever to fill the coveted position of Editor-in-Chief of Paris Vogue when joining Halli at her table is the author of an eye-opening read In GLASS HOUSE, journalist Brian Alexander and the always entertaining Joan Juliet Buck the author of a scintillating new memoir THE PRICE OF ILLUSION.
AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY AND THE WORLD’S MOST VALUABLE STAMP
A look at the history of American foreign policy and a journey inside the quest to own the most valuable stamp in the world are the subjects of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table are award-winning former New York Times foreign correspondent Stephen Kinzer author of THE TRUE FLAG and New York Times reporter James Barron author of THE ONE-CENT MAGENTA.
ADVENTURE TIME ON THE HALLI CASSER-JAYNE SHOW with NY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHORS THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD DOUGLAS PRESTON AND A PIECE OF THE WORLD CHRISTINA BAKER KLINE…
Join The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when we go on an adventure into the world of artist Andrew Wyeth and into the Honduran rain forest when two New York Times bestselling authors Christina Baker Kline and Douglas Preston join Halli at her table.
WOMEN’S MOVEMENT ICON & FORMER CEO PLANNED PARENTHOOD GLORIA FELDT
The future of Planned Parenthood, the future of the Women’s Movement and Women Power in the age of President Trump are some of the subjects The Halli Casser-Jayne Show takes a look at when former CEO of Planned Parenthood and visionary leader for women’s equality Gloria Feldt joins Halli at her table.
AMERICAN PRESIDENTS QUIRKS WITH AUTHOR CORMAC O’BRIEN + HIGH NOON AND THE HOLLYWOOD BLACKLIST WITH PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR GLENN FRANKEL
A look at the quirks of American Presidents and a conversation about the Hollywood Blacklist and the making of the iconic Western HIGH NOON are the subjects of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when the author of SECRET LIVES OF THE U.S. PRESIDENTS, Cormac O’Brien and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of HIGH NOON: THE HOLLYWOOD BLACKLIST AND THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN CLASSIC Glenn Frankel join Halli at her table.
WORLD PLAGUES WITH AUTHOR ‘GET WELL SOON’ JENNIFER WRIGHT AND THE MAESTRO OF MAYHEM AUTHOR ‘CLOWNFISH BLUES’ TIM DORSEY
A fun and informative tour of history’s worst plagues with author Jennifer Wright and a conversation with the bestselling maestro of mayhem, Tim Dorsey, are the topics of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show.
A LOOK INSIDE RUSSIA WITH AUTHOR ‘BEARS IN THE STREETS’ AUTHOR LISA DICKEY & A SAIL AROUND THE WORLD WITH AUTHOR ‘ALL DREAMS ON DECK’ JEREMY CAGE
A trip to Russia and a sailing trip around the world are the two stories Halli brings you on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. Joining Halli at her table is Lisa Dickey the author of BEARS IN THE STREETS an eye-opening memoir of Dickey’s travels over twenty years through Russia and Jeremy Cage, entrepreneur, former Fortune 100 executive and President of The Cage Group, who had a dream to sail around the world and did.
Doug Abrams the co-author of THE BOOK OF JOY, LASTING HAPPINESS IN A CHANGING WORLD written with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Dr. Craig Malkin author of RETHINKING NARCISSISM, THE BAD AND SURPRISINGLY GOOD ABOUT FEELING SPECIAL
Joy and narcissism are the two topics explored on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Wednesday. Joining Halli at her table is Doug Abrams the co-author of THE BOOK OF JOY, LASTING HAPPINESS IN A CHANGING WORLD written with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. And Dr. Craig Malkin author of RETHINKING NARCISSISM, THE BAD AND SURPRISINGLY GOOD ABOUT FEELING SPECIAL.
POLITICS WITH ‘AUDACITY’ AUTHOR JONATHAN CHAIT & ‘MORE HUMAN’ AUTHOR STEVE HILTON
We return to politics on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, when joining Halli at her table is journalist Jonathan Chait, author of the brand new book AUDACITY HOW BARACK OBAMA DEFIED HIS CRITICS AND CREATED A LEGACY THAT WILL PREVAIL and Steve Hilton, Prime Minister David Cameron’s former senior adviser author of MORE HUMAN: DESIGNING A WORLD WHERE PEOPLE COME FIRST.
CNN FORMER ANCHOR FRANK SESNO
In the course of his storied career, Emmy Award-winning journalist Frank Sesno has interviewed heads of state including five U.S. Presidents and many other influential figures including Presidents Bush and Clinton, Bill Gates, Benjamin Netanyahu, Condoleezza Rice, Anderson Cooper, Karl Rove, Hillary Clinton, and Colin Powell. CNN’s former White House Correspondent, Frank Sesno, joins Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show for a wide-ranging conversation.
GLEN CAMPBELL’S ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE ROCKS FAMILY WITH CAMPBELL’S OLDEST CHILDREN & COUNTRY MUSIC ICON TANYA TUCKER
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. In this episode of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show joining Halli 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.
TERRORISM: THE GIRL WHO ESCAPED ISIS & THE HERO OF THE CHELSEA BOMBING, PHOTOGRAPHER JANE SCHREIBMAN
In this episode of 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 Khlaf, a young Yazidi girl captured and brutally raped and tortured by ISIS who orchestrated her own escape, who lived to tell the tale recounted in the book THE GIRL WHO ESCAPED ISISIS. Our guest the author of the book and journalist Andrea C. Hoffman.
THE ‘HIDDEN FIGURES’ BEHIND THE SPACE RACE
Now 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. 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.
THE STORY OF COUNTRY ‘SUPERGROUP’ THE HIGHWAYMEN AND TERRY JENNINGS AUTHOR OF WAYLON, TALES OF MY OUTLAW DAD
A look at the 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.
HEROIN: A NEW LOOK AT ADDICTION AND ITS TREATMENT WITH MAIA SZALAVITZ
Former heroin user, Maia Szalavitz, one of the premier American journalists covering addiction and drugs today visits The Halli Casser-Jayne Show to talk about her new, highly-controversial book UNBROKEN BRAIN: A REVOLUTIONARY NEW WAY OF UNDERSTANDING ADDICTION.
GRAMMY AWARD NOMINEE JOHN FORD COLEY: LOVE IS THE ANSWER
“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. Listen to our podcasts.
JAMES ANDREW MILLER AUTHOR OF ‘POWERHOUSE THE UNTOLD STORY OF HOLLYWOOD’S CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY’ & 4 BROADS TALKING™
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 HISTORY OF THE WHITE HOUSE GARDENS & 4 BROADS TALKING™ POLITICS
From the earliest plans of the Founding Fathers to Michelle Obama’s organic kitchen garden, the story of how the White House grounds were conceived and how they have changed from administration to administration is explored in gardener, writer, historian Marta McDowell’s fascinating new book ALL THE PRESIDENTS’ GARDENS, HOW THE WHITE HOUSE GROUNDS HAVE GROWN WITH AMERICA. Marta McDowell visits The Halli Casser-Jayne Show in our first half-hour. And in our second half-hour it’s our smart, feisty, fabulous, Four Broads Talking™ panel with Suzanna Andrews, Lisa Schiffren, Sheila Weller and our host Halli Casser-Jayne taking their look at the state of the race of Election 2016.
FROM OLYMPIAN TO CALL GIRL SUZY FAVOR HAMILTON AND FOUR BROADS TALKING™
She went from star athlete to high-priced call girl. Three-time Olympian for women’s distance running, wife, mother, real estate agent, the simple life wasn’t enough for Suzy Favor Hamilton. Suzy Favor Hamilton tells her shocking and inspiring story on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. Also back our fun, fabulous, brilliant panelists in our Four Broads Talking™ segment to dice and dissect all things Election 2016 and more.
SPIRITUAL TEACHER & AUTHOR MARIANNE WILLIAMSON AND FOUR BROADS TALKING™
Spiritual teacher and author Marianne Williamson talks politics and her latest book TEARS TO TRIUMPH, and our panel of Four Broads Talking™ take a look at Election 2016 with a focus on the DNC Convention on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show.
HISTORIAN MARC WORTMAN & POLITICS WITH FOUR BROADS TALKING™
A divided America? A country reluctant to go to war? A country turning its back on genocide? The year 2016? No, the year 1941, the subject of historian Marc Wortman’s new book 1941, FIGHTING THE SHADOW WAR, our guest on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, 3 pm ET, along with our favorite panel of social and political pundits, our smart, feisty, fabulous, fun, Four Broads Talking™ Lisa Schiffren, Suzanna Andrews, Sheila Weller and our host Halli Casser-Jayne.
THE CURSE OF BEAUTY & FOUR BROADS TALKING™
A fascinating story about a fascinating woman, America’s First Supermodel Audrey Munson as told by James Bone in his book THE CURSE OF BEAUTY, and a fascinating conversation with four equally interesting women in our Four Broads Talking™ segment featuring journalists Sheila Weller, Lisa Schiffren, Thelma Adams, and host Halli Casser-Jayne.
POLITICS – AUTHOR STEPHEN DINAN – FOUR BROADS TALKING
Political gridlock, polarization, the culture war are three of the ways America defines its politics today, none of them pretty. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show takes a look at how we got here and explores solutions to our nation’s extreme politics when joining Halli at her table is the author of an enlightening new book SACRED AMERICA, SACRED WORLD, Stephen Dinan, and our panelists, 4 BROADS TALKING, Sheila Weller, Lisa DePaulo, Lisa Schiffren, along with our host, Halli Casser-Jayne.
CRISIS OF CHARACTER AUTHOR GARY J. BYRNE & FOUR BROADS TALKING ON THE HALLI CASSER-JAYNE SHOW
It’s politics and all things Election 2016 when joining Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is the author of the most talked about book of the political season, CRISIS OF CHARACTER’s Gary J. Byrne. And hold onto your hats when we unveil our new segment FOUR BROADS TALKING with our 4 brilliant, accomplished, dynamic, and witty panel members: Sheila Weller, Lisa DePaulo, Lisa Schiffren and that broad of all broads, our own Halli Casser-Jayne. Listen to our podcasts.
HUMANE SOCIETY’S WAYNE PACELLE & ELEPHANT WHISPERER ANDREA TURKALO
All things great and small are the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, June 22, 3 pm ET when joining Halli at her table is President and CEO of the nation’s largest animal protection organization, The Humane Society of America, Wayne Pacelle and field biologist Andrea Turkalo, known as “The Elephant Whisperer.” Listen to our podcasts.
VETERAN NEWSMAN BOB FRANKEN ON ELECTION 2016
What becomes a veteran newsman? Emmy Award-winning veteran reporter and newspaper columnist Bob Franken joins Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show for a look at his storied career and a conversation about the state of the news business, politics, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Election 2016. Listen to our podcasts.
AMBROSIA’S DRUMMER BURLEIGH DRUMMOND
“How Much I Feel” “Biggest Part of Me” and “You’re the Only Woman” were just a few of the hits of the five-time Grammy Award nominated progressive rock band Ambrosia. The man on the drums and founding member? He is percussionist, producer, songwriter and singer Burleigh Drummond. Drummond joins Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show for an in-depth interview. Listen to our podcasts.
THE HIGHWAYMEN: WILLIE NELSON, JOHNNY CASH, WAYLON JENNINGS, KRIS KRISTOFFERSON
Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, they were the Highwaymen, the first country music supergroup, the pioneering outlaws who changed country music forever. Joining Halli at her table is Jim Brown, producer/director/writer and cinematographer to talk about his new documentary: American Masters — THE HIGHWAYMEN: FRIENDS TILL THE END. And Terry Jennings, the oldest son of Waylon Jennings, author of WAYLON, TALES OF MY OUTLAW DAD. Listen to our podcasts.
TAKING RISKS with AUTHOR KAYT SUKEL & DROP THE ACT, IT’S EXHAUSTING AUTHOR, BETH THOMAS COHEN
Stuck? Bored? Tired of always doing and saying the right thing? We’re shaking things up on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table are two women who themselves have taken some chances with their lives: Kayt Sukel author of THE ART OF RISK and Beth Thomas Cohen, author of DROP THE ACT, IT’S EXHAUSTING! Listen to our podcasts.
MERYL STREEP AND KICK KENNEDY WITH BIOGRAPHERS MICHAEL SCHULMAN & BARBARA LEAMING
The greatest actress of our generation, Meryl Streep and the life JFK’s little-known sister Kick Kennedy are the subjects 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. Listen to our podcasts.
DONALD TRUMP WITH DAVID CAMERON’S EX-ADVISOR STEVE HILTON & TOM NICHOLS, THE FEDERALIST
Trump, Cruz, Clinton, Sanders…it’s politics on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table are two outspoken voices on government the Steve Jobs of politics, the guy who remade Britain’s leading political party who now has his eyes set on America’s political system, Steve Hilton, and Tom Nichols, a senior contributor at the FEDERALIST, his latest piece “If I Lose Friends Over Trump, So Be It.” Listen to our podcasts.
CELEBRITIES SUPPORTING DONALD TRUMP & AMERICA’S FIRST DAUGHTER AUTHORS STEPHANIE DRAY, LAURA KAMOIE
It’s politics and history on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table is journalist Zach Schonfeld whose latest piece in Newsweek magazine is 14 CELEBRITIES EXPLAIN WHY THEY SUPPORT DONALD TRUMP (OR NOT), a fascinating read for more reasons than the obvious. And also on the show are two women who have written one of the most talked about books of the year, AMERICA’S FIRST DAUGHTER, Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie. Listen to our podcasts.
HEROIN: A NEW LOOK AT ADDICTION AND ITS TREATMENT WITH MAIA SZALAVITZ
Former heroin user, Maia Szalavitz, one of the premier American journalists covering addiction and drugs today visits The Halli Casser-Jayne Show to talk about her new, highly-controversial book UNBROKEN BRAIN: A REVOLUTIONARY NEW WAY OF UNDERSTANDING ADDICTION. Listen to our podcasts.
VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN WITH ACTIVISTS JONI BINDER & ESTA SOLER
The Halli Casser-Jayne Show takes a hard look at women and violence internationally and domestically with the founder of FUTURES WITHOUT VIOLENCE Esta Soler and with author of MILE 46: FACE TO FACE IN MAASAILAND, Joni Binder. Listen to our podcasts.
THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES with AUTHOR “THE FUTURE OF MEN” JACK MYERS
Is it a man’s world? It’s The Battle of the Sexes, Twenty-first Century style on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table is Peabody Award-winning and bestselling author Jack Myers, writer of THE FUTURE OF MEN: MASCULINITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY. Listen to our podcasts.
RENOWNED ARCHAEOLOGIST JODI MAGNESS…
Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman hosts and executive produces a six-part global television event series, THE STORY OF GOD, premiering Sunday, April 3 at 9/8c on the National Geographic Channel. Contributing to the series is Jodi Magness, a real life Indiana Jones, renowned archaeologist and senior endowed chair in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina – the Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism. Magness joins Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. Listen to our podcasts.
BERTIE HIGGINS, SINGER-SONGWRITER “KEY LARGO”
“We had it all, just like Bogie and Bacall,” is the lyric that touched hearts and imaginations and allowed us to sail away to Key Largo. The songwriter? Bertie Higgins, whose Key Largo blew a hole in the U.S. charts when it reached number one in the nation, and went on to become an international hit. For Higgins, it was only the beginning. Bertie Higgins joins Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. Come sail away. Listen to our podcasts.
ELECTION 2016 with THE FEDERALIST’S DAVID HARSANYI & NEWSWEEK’S MATTHEW COOPER
Politics and the state of the 2016 presidential campaign are the subjects of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table is The Federalist’s senior editor David Harsanyi as well as Newsweek magazine’s political editor Matthew Cooper. Listen to our podcasts.
LORETTA LYNN: STILL A MOUNTAIN GIRL
The life of “The Queen of Country Music” Loretta Lynn is the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, when joining Halli at her table are the producers of a new documentary AMERICAN MASTERS – LORETTA LYNN: STILL A MOUNTAIN GIRL, Elizabeth Trojian and Elliot Halpern and Lynn’s granddaughter, Tayla Lynn. The PBS special premieres Friday, March 4 at 9 p.m. on PBS, during Women’s History Month as part of the 30th anniversary season of THIRTEEN’s American Masters series and in conjunction with the release of Lynn’s first new studio album in 10 years, FULL CIRCLE.
FATS DOMINO & THE BIRTH OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL
Fats Domino and The Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll are the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. Joining Halli at her table is the director of the new PBS American Masters documentary of the same name airing Friday, February 26, 10 pm on your PBS stations, Joe Lauro and associate producer and longtime friend of the legendary performer, Haydee Ellis.
DIRECTOR AMERICAN MASTERS SPECIAL “CAROLE KING: NATURAL WOMAN” GEORGE SCOTT & PLAYWRIGHT BROADWAY HIT “BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL” DOUGLAS MCGRATH
The career of singer-songwriter Carole King is unparalleled. Now, King tells her own story in the new documentary American Masters – CAROLE KING: NATURAL WOMAN, premiering nationwide Friday, February 19 at 9 p.m. on PBS. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show previews the film when joining Halli at her table is the director of the documentary, filmaker George Scott and Douglas McGrath who wrote the book for the award-winning BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, a contributor to George Scott’s Carole King documentary.
B.B. KING: THE LIFE OF RILEY DIRECTOR/PRODUCER ROCK AND ROLL LEGENDARY MANAGER, JON BREWSTER
B.B. King, born Riley B. King, was one of the most influential and celebrated blues musicians of all time. From his roots as a sharecropper’s son, working in the cotton fields of Mississippi, he rose to become a living legend — the most renowned blues singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer of the past 40 years — earning the moniker “King of the Blues.” The Halli Casser-Jayne Show takes a look at the life of the King of Blues with rock and roll legendary manager Jon Brewer, the award-winning producer/director of American Masters: B.B. KING: THE LIFE OF RILEY, premiering nationwide during Black History Month on Friday, February 12 at 9 p.m. on PBS. Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman narrates and appears in the film.
KIM GOLDMAN TALKS O.J. SIMPSON AND THE TRIAL OF THE CENTURY
With the launch of the much ballyhooed and highly-controversial series on the FX network, THE PEOPLE VS. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY, for which the Goldman family was NOT consulted, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show talks to Kim Goldman in a conversation you won’t soon forget when Ms. Goldman joins Halli at her table to talk about her book CAN’T FORGIVE.
MIKE NICHOLS: INTERVIEW JULIAN SCHLOSSBERG
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. Now, launching its 30th Anniversary season, American Masters celebrates the career of award-winning director Mike Nichols. Entertainment icon and raconteur Julian Schlossberg, the producer of the film, and longtime friend of Nichols joins Halli for at her table to talk about the documentary and much more on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show.
13 HOURS: THE TRUE BENGHAZI STORY WITH AUTHOR /JOURNALIST MITCHELL ZUCKOFF
What really happened in Benghazi? Journalist and author Mitchell Zukoff says he knows. In his extraordinary book 13 HOURS, THE INSIDE ACCOUNT OF WHAT REALLY HAPPENED IN BENGHAZI, co-written with the surviving American security operators who fought that fateful night September 11, 2012, against the attack by Islamic militants on the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya, Zuckoff presented for the first time ever the true account of the events and offered a step by step look at how they unfolded. The basis for the blockbuster film, 13 HOURS, the author of the book joins Halli at her table.
SENATOR TED CRUZ’S FOREIGN POLICY ADVISOR VICTORIA COATES AND NEWSWEEK’S MATTHEW COOPER
Politics, art, history, and the state of the 2016 presidential campaign are the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table are cultural historian, Dr. Victoria Coates, senior advisor for foreign policy on Senator Ted Cruz’ 2016 presidential campaign and the author of DAVID’S SLING: A HISTORY OF DEMOCRACY IN TEN WORKS OF ART, and Newsweek magazine’s political editor, Matthew Cooper.
PETER BECKETT & RONN MOSS OF PLAYER & THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL
Peter Beckett, the triple threat singer, songwriter, and guitarist for the rock band Player, which scored a U.S. #1 hit with “Baby Come Back” and fellow band member and former star of daytime television’s soap THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL as Ridge Forrester, Ronn Moss join Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show.
TRAVEL TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH WITH PHOTOGRAPHER DAN KAINEN & AUTHOR DAVID GOOD
Travel to the ends of the earth on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table are inventor, artist, photographer, and industrial designer, Dan Kainen author of a new Photicular ™ book: POLAR and David Good, author of THE WAY AROUND, FINDING MY MOTHER & MYSELF AMONG THE YANOMAMI.
JASON GAY: THE WALL STREET JOURNAL’S SPORTS COLUMNIST & AUTHOR LITTLE VICTORIES
Roll out the holly, deck the halls, slice up the fruitcake because beloved Wall Street Journal sports columnist and author of LITTLE VICTORIES, PERFECT RULES FOR IMPERFECT LIVING, Jason Gay joins Halli at her table.
THE MAGIC OF SCIENCE & THE ENCHANTMENT OF WORDS
Science, magic, words, love potions, we cover them all on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table is the esteemed science correspondent with The Economist and author of a fascinating new book SCIENCE OF THE MAGICAL, FROM THE HOLY GRAIL TO LOVE POTIONS TO SUPERPOWERS, Matt Kaplan, and the venerated executive editor of the AMERICAN HERITAGE DICTIONARY out with their 500 new words of 2015, Steve Kleinelder.