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LUCIE ARNAZ, MICHELE LEE, ANDY PROPST: CY COLEMAN REVUE

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MichelleBookyoufascinatemesoHe composed songs such as “Witchcraft” and “The Best Is Yet To Come” and wrote the classic musicals Sweet Charity, On the Twentieth Century, Barnum, City of Angels, and The Will Rogers Follies. His name: Cy Coleman, the subject of a remarkable new biography YOU FASCINATE ME SO by journalist and author Andy Propst. Propst will be joining Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, June 17, 3 pm ET, along with performers Michele Lee, Lucie Arnaz and Mrs. Cy Coleman for a show-stopping conversation about the man and his music.

Andy Propst, the author of YOU FASCINATE ME SO, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF CY COLEMAN is a journalist whose career has encompassed work with New York Shakespeare Festival founder, Joseph Papp and Tony Award-winning director George C. Wolfe, as well as five years on-air at XM Satellite Radio’s XM 28 On Broadway channel. His writing has appeared in the Village Voice, Time Out New York, Backstage and the Sondheim Review.

MichelleLucieArnazherselfAward-winning actress and performer Lucie Arnaz is the daughter of Hollywood royalty. Her mother, Lucille Ball and her dad, Desi Arnaz, Lucy and Ricky on I Love Lucy. Ball starred in Cy Coleman’s WILDCAT. Lucie Arnaz built her own career with grit and grind, acting in television, and film, including in THE JAZZ SINGER with Neil Diamond for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe. Ultimately she made her mark on Broadway in a host of productions beginning with the musical THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG. She headlined the first national tour of Cy Coleman’s mega-hit musical SEESAW.

Michelleherself (1)Emmy Award Nominee and a two-time Tony nominee Michele Lee starred as the loveable and quirky Gittel Mosca in the original production of the Coleman/ Dorothy Fields musical SEESAW, for which she won the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Award for Best Actress. Lee has been a favorite of audiences since she caught their attention on the 50s TV show THE MANY LOVES OF DOBBIE GILLIS. She made her Broadway debut in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING with Rudy Valle and a young Robert Morse. Later she joined us in our living rooms as Karen Fairgate on the long run of the nighttime soap opera KNOTT’S LANDING.

Michele Lee, Lucie Arnaz, Andy Propst, Shelby Coleman on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when we look at the life, times and music of composer Cy Coleman on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

 

NY TIMES BESTSELLING THRILLER WRITER NELSON DEMILLE

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NELSON HALLIWednesday, June 10, 3 pm ET, New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille joins Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show to talk about his latest John Corey thriller RADIANT ANGEL.

The former U.S. Army lieutenant who served in Vietnam is the author of eighteen acclaimed novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Night Fall, PlumIsland, The Gate House, The Lion, and The Panther. His other New York Timesbestsellers include The Charm School, Word of Honor, The Gold Coast, Spencerville, The Lion’s Game, Up Country, Wild Fire, and The General’s Daughter, the last of which was a major motion picture starring John Travolta. Gripping, fun, acerbic, and timely, Nelson DeMille’s stories are always deceptively astute and DeMille does it once again with, RADIANT ANGEL, in which he takes us into the heart of a new Cold War with a clock-ticking plot that has Manhattan in its crosshairs and the all-too-real threat of a newly-resurgentRussia.

Thriller writer Nelson DeMille talks books, politics, Russia, a new cold war, men, women, sex and his just released new book RADIANT ANGEL on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, June 10, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

SANDRA TSING LOH, ANNABELLE GURWITCH: A LAUGH-A-THON!

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SandraBookTheMadwomanintheVolvoLife begins when you can laugh at yourself, and two women who are laughing at themselves, and will make you convulse with laughter, too, join Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, June 3, 3 pm ET: Writer, actress and radio personality Sandra Tsing Loh, and actress, comedienne, writer Annabelle Gurwitch.

Sandra Tsing Loh is a contributing editor to The Atlantic, host of the syndicated radio show The Loh Down on Science, and has also been a regular commentator on NPR’s Morning Edition, PRI’s This American Life, and other public radio programs. She has performed two solo shows off-Broadway and she is the author of five previous books, including her 2008 memoir MOTHER ON FIRE. Her latest book is THE MADWOMAN IN THE VOLVO, MY YEAR OF RAGING HORMONES, truly a laugh-out-loud tale of a tumultuous journey through midlife that defines a generation.

ComedyCentralBookIseeyoumadeaneffortAnnabelle Gurwitch is the author of YOU SAY TOMATO, I SAY SHUT UP now a play receiving its third national tour, and FIRED! which became an acclaimed documentary and Showtime comedy special. She gained a loyal comedic following during her years hosting Dinner and a Movie on TBS and has been a regular commentator on NPR and contributor to The Nation, More, Glamour, Marie Claire and a number of other national publications. Her acting credits include over fifty guest roles in shows including Seinfeld and Boston Legal. And then Annabelle turned 50, became a statistic, one of the many Americans who every seven and a half seconds reaches the milestone, the subject of her book I SEE YOU MADE AN EFFORT, COMPLIMENTS, INDIGNITIES, AND SURVIVAL STORIES FROM THE EDGE OF 50.

Humor, mid-life crisis, raging hormones, women on fire… a laugh-a-thon with funny ladies Sandra Tsing Loh and Annabelle Gurwitch, Wednesday, June 3, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

NANCY SPIELBERG AND GLENN KURTZ: ABOVE AND BEYOND THE HOLOCAUST

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SpielbergAboveandBeyondmovieaddIt is 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet soldiers and still stories of the Holocaust remain untold. Two of those stories are brought to light thanks to the miracle of film. Joining Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, May 27, 3 pm ET are the producer and the director of the film ABOVE AND BEYOND, Nancy Spielberg and Roberta Grossman. And author Glenn Kurtz who uncovered a family treasure which shows the remarkable footage of his grandfather’s birthplace in a Polish village filmed in 1938 prior to the outbreak of World War II, the story of Glenn’s efforts to discover what happened to the people in the film as told in Glenn’s award-winning book THREE MINUTES IN POLAND.

ABOVE AND BEYOND, THE BIRTH OF THE ISRAELI AIR FORCE is produced by accomplished businesswoman, fundraiser and philanthropist, Nancy Spielberg and directed by award-winning filmmaker Roberta Grossman, who has produced more than forty hours of documentary film and television, including HAVA NAGILA and BLESSED IS THE MATCH: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF HANNAH SENESH, which was short-listed for an Academy Award. ABOVE AND BEYOND tells the moving and powerful story of a group of World War II pilots, mostly American, who risked life and limb to volunteer to fight for Israel in the 1948 War of Independence.

SpielbergBookThreeMinutesinPolandGlenn Kurtz, a graduate of the New England Conservatory-Tufts University double degree program who holds a PhD from Stanford University in German studies and comparative literature and whose writing has been published in the New York Times, Salon, Southwest Review, and elsewhere. In THREE MINUTES IN POLAND, DISCOVERING A LOST WORLD Glenn recounts his four-year journey to identify the people captured in his grandfather’s haunting images, and introduces us to seven survivors of Hitler’s scourge.

Untold stories of World War II with Nancy Spielberg, Roberta Grossman, Glenn Kurtz on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, May 27, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHORS STEVE BERRY & RALPH PETERS

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RalphPeterscolorpicturesbattlewarHistory is the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when New York Times bestselling authors thriller writer Steve Berry and Civil War author Ralph Peters join Halli at her table Wednesday, May 13, 3 pm ET.

RalfPetersSteveBarryBookSteve Berry is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of ten Cotton Malone novels, as well as four stand-alones. He has 19 million books in print, translated into 40 languages. He is the co-founder of History Matters, dedicated to historical preservation. He is a founding member of International Thriller Writers. His latest thriller, THE PATRIOT THREAT, involves some fascinating and little known aspects of American history – things that will definitely surprise you.

RalphPetersBookRalph Peters is the New York Times bestselling author of CAIN AT GETTYSBURG and HELL OR RICHMOND. He is a retired U.S. Army officer, a strategist and veteran of the intelligence world, and a frequent contributor to Fox News. His fiction and nonfiction writing on the American Civil War, under his own name and as Owen Parry, has won numerous literary prizes. He returns with his third installment in his Boyd Award-winning series on the Civil War with VALLEY OF RHE SHADOWS, set during the battle for the Shenandoah Valley.

Mystery, the Civil War, history and lots of surprises when New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry and Ralph Peters visit The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. Let’s talk Wednesday, May 13, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

KIM GOLDMAN: WHY I CAN’T FORGIVE O.J. SIMPSON

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OJSimpsonbookcoverWednesday, April 1, 3 pm ET, tune in to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show for a conversation you won’t soon forget. Joining Halli at her table is Kim Goldman author of CAN’T FORGIVE!

ojsimpsongloveDon’t tell Kim Goldman she needs to find closure. Don’t ask her to forgive and forget. When Kim Goldman was just 22, her older brother, Ron Goldman was brutally murdered by unconvicted football legend and film star O.J. Simpson. Ron and Kim were very close, and her devastation was compounded by the shocking not guilty verdict in what was to be called The Trial of the Century. Now twenty years later, Kim Goldman shares what she calls her “twenty year battle” with O.J. Simpson in her book CAN’T FORGIVE.

OJSimpsonNicoleandRonCounseled by friends, strangers and even Oprah to “find that closure,” Kim chose a different route. She chose to fight and that fight would be subject of tabloid fodder now nearing a quarter of a century. Repeatedly, Kim and her family pursued Simpson by every legal means possible. Foiled over and again, they ultimately achieved a small measure of justice.

ojsimpsonkimcryingClosure? Who says? Let’s talk! Kim Goldman’s fight with O.J. Simpson on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, April 1st, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

MASTERS OF SUSPENSE DENNIS LEHANE & JAMES GRADY

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LehaneBookWorldgonebyIt’s Masters of Suspense on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Wednesday, March 18, 3 pm ET when joining Halli at her table are two celebrated authors of the genre Dennis Lehane and James Grady.

Dennis Lehane grew up in the Dorchester section of Boston. Since his first novel, A DRINK BEFORE THE WAR, won the Shamus Award, he’s published nine more novels that have been translated into more than 30 languages and become international bestsellers: DARKNESS, TAKE MY HAND; SACRED; GONE BABY GONE; PRAYERS FOR RAIN; MYSTIC RIVER; SHUTTER ISLAND; THE GIVEN DAY; MOONLIGHT MILE; and LIVE BY NIGHT, which won the Edgar Award for Best Novel in 2013. MYSTIC RIVER, GONE BABY GONE, AND SHUTTER ISLAND have been made into award-winning films, and the film rights for LIVE BY NIGHT are under option to Warner Bros. with Ben Affleck producing, writing, directing, and starring. Lehane was a staff writer for HBO’s The Wire, and is a writer/producer on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. His latest book WORLD GONE BY dropped this week.

LehaneBookJamesGradyLastDaysoftheCondorMontana born, author and screenwriter James Grady captivated America with his New York Times bestseller SIX DAYS OF THE CONDOR, his book-turned-into the popular film Three Days of the Condor starring Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway and Max Von Sydow, directed by the great Sydney Pollack. The movie became the father of modern spy thriller films. Besides working as a screenwriter for CBS, FX, HBO, and major studios, Grady’s journalism includes street time as a muckraker for columnist Jack Anderson after Watergate and being a cultural columnist for AOL’s PoliticsDaily.com. He’s written for The Washington Post and the New Republic. He returns to the character that became a household name with his new book LAST DAYS OF THE CONDOR.

Mystery, suspense, a thrilling hour with two celebrated authors James Grady and Dennis Lehane on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, March 18, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

UP NEXT: ACTOR STEPHEN TOBOLOWSKY

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TobolowskiGroundhogYou might not know his name, but you’ve seen his face a thousand times on both the big and small screen because Stephen Tobolowsky is one of America’s most prolific Hollywood character actors. But you will recognize the voice of some of your favorite characters, and the storyteller behind the popular podcast “The Tobolowsky Files” when Mr. Tobolowsky joins Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, February 11 3 pm ET.

TobolowskihimselfStephen Tobolowsky is everywhere, having appeared in productions that range from TV’s Californication, Glee and The Goldbergs, and on the big screen in such celebrated films as Mississippi Burning, Thelma and Louise, Basic Instinct and Ground Hog Day in the part of the annoying but endearing insurance salesman Ned Ryerson, playing annoying characters his trademark.

TobolowskiBookTheDangerousAnimalClubAnd still Tobolowsky is so much more. As a dazzling storyteller and writer, he has earned a devoted fan base for his original stories recorded in the popular podcast: The Tobowlowsky Files. He was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play for the 2002 revival of Morning’s at Seven. He is the author of THE DANGEROUS ANIMAL CLUB, the book billed as a “creative mitzvah, a work of art, and a narrative feat that combines biography and essay.” But that’s not all. In March he will be joining the cast of Comedy Central’s new series Big Time in Hollywood Florida, executive produced by Ben Stiller.

Actor, writer, podcaster, director, producer Stephen Tobolowsky, the guest for the hour on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. Let’s talk Wednesday, February 11, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

UP NEXT: ANN RICE, A CONVERSATION WITH THE AUTHOR

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vampirannand bookPerennial New York Times bestseller Ann Rice, the writer who single-handedly reinvented the vampire universe beginning with the now iconic INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE joins Halli at her table Wednesday, January 14, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show.

The author of 32 novels, Ann Rice is a force to be reckoned with. INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE, published in 1976, has gone on to become one of the best-selling novels of all time. She continued her saga of the Vampire Lestat in a series of books, collectively known as THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES. INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE was made into a motion picture in 1994, directed by Neil Jordan, and starring Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Kirsten Dunst and Antonio Banderas. Some of her other titles include THE VAMPIRE LESTAT and THE QUEEN OF THE DAMNED.

The gift that keeps on giving to her many fans, Rice is out with a new an exhilarating novel that deepens Rice’s vampire mythology and gives us a chillingly hypnotic, rich mystery-thriller in PRINCE LESTAT, the long-awaited return to the all-encompassing realm of the Vampire Chronicles.

Celebrated author Ann Rice on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, January 14, 3 pm ET. Listen at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

CHRIS FARRELL HOWARD J. ROSS: NEW YEAR A BETTER YOU

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NewYouBalloons2015Welcome to 2015! It’s a new year and it’s time for a new you. With that in mind, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show brings you two men with dynamic ideas to lead you to a better you. Joining Halli at her table Wednesday January 7, 3 pm ET are thought leaders Chris Farrell and Howard J. Ross.

As founder & Chief Learning Officer of Cook Ross Inc., Howard J. Ross has served for almost 30 years as an influential business consultant to hundreds of organizations worldwide, specializing in leadership, diversity, and organizational transformation. He is a recognized thought leader on exploring and addressing unconscious bias. He is the author of RE-INVENTING DIVERSITY: TRANSFORMING ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNITY TO STRENGTHEN PEOPLE, PURPOSE & PERFORMANCE. His latest book: EVERYDAY BIAS: IDENTIFYING AND NAVIGATING UNCONSCIOUS JUDGMENTS IN OUR DAILY LIVES takes a look at the reality that if we are human, we are biased, and what we can do about it.

Chris Farrell is senior economics contributor at Marketplace, American Public Media’s nationally syndicated public radio business and personal finance programs. He is also economics commentator for Minnesota Public Radio. An award-winning journalist, Chris is a contributing editor for Bloomberg Businessweek and a personal finance columnist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. His eye-opening, thought-provoking and surprisingly inspirational new book UNRETIREMENT, HOW BABY BOOMERS ARE CHANGING THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT WORK, COMMUNITY, AND THE GOOD LIFE takes a look at the dire warnings about an older American workforce but is a book for all ages.

A new year, two new books, new ideas, a new you with authors Chris Farrell and Howard J. Ross on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. Let’s talk Wednesday, January 7, 3 pm ET.

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