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More on My Newsmaking Conversations with Kyle Chandler and Tim Robbins
April 21, 2008  | By David Bianculli
 

A few weeks ago, I recorded an interview for NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross with Friday Night Lights star Kyle Chandler, in which he revealed that the NBC show had struck a deal to return for a third season -- news I broke on this very website. Last week, I moderated an NAB panel with another actor, Tim Robbins, in which he made news of his own by delivering a provocative speech he had been advised not to give. Today, more on both.

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Today's the day I'm scheduled to guest host Fresh Air and play that interview with Chandler. I'm providing a link to the Fresh Air website here, but the interview and show won't be available until about 3 p.m. ET. If your local station airs it earlier, just tune to public radio today at its regular Fresh Air time. As they say, check your local listings.

Also today, Broadcasting & Cable magazine prints a column I was asked to write, providing even more behind-the-scenes details about how the Tim Robbins Q&A turned into the Tim Robbins speech. That's available now, by clicking here.

So aside from keeping my promise to let you know when the Kyle Chandler interview would run, I'm mentioning and combining these two newsworthy subjects to provide a personal update: I've joined Broadcasting & Cable as a print columnist and online blogger, and am being kept busier than ever by Fresh Air.

For which, I just wanted to say, I'm grateful. Today, you can check out my latest efforts for both. Please do. Meanwhile, I'm off to Philadelphia, to play radio host.

 

2 Comments

 

Gregg B said:

Good for you in your new roles. Just as long as you always keep writing for this site!

Comment posted on April 21, 2008 2:46 PM


Marlark said:

Congrats! The more David the better. You make TV Worth Reading. (Hey, thanks -- There may be a book title there... Or a spinoff website. -- David B.)

Comment posted on April 22, 2008 1:27 PM

 
 
 
 
 
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