This page contains shows with celebrity guests. The influence of celebrities goes beyond their entertainment role. In many cases, their public appeal, and the fact that so many people look up to celebrities in general, can enable them to be very helpful and inspiring. The celebrities who have been interviewed on “Coping Conversations” all have stories to tell… stories of personal experiences that can entertain as well as motivate, inspire as well as educate, making the listening experience enjoyable as well as beneficial.

My guest is best known as Maryann on the classic television show, "Gilligan's Island." We discussed the reasons for the lasting power of the show, how the values presented continue to be important, and how she continues to be productive in the industry. We also discuss her new book and her new television series.

My guest is widely considered to be one of the best impressionists of all time. He's best known for his spot-on impressions of Johnny Carson, George Burns, Ronald Reagan, and more than 200 others. We'll discuss his career, his new book, "Little by Little: People I've Known and Been," and how he's not always able to do impressions of certain celebrities.

My guest is best known as playing the devilish Nellie Oleson on the hit television show, "Little House on the Prairie," Alison Arngrim. We discuss many things, including her book, "Confessions of A Prairie Bitch," her career as a child star, how she dealt with being a hated character on the show, and how she has used her celebrity to help others.

Perhaps best known as the mother in the hit movie "E.T.", Dee Wallace is known for much more than her performances. We discuss her acting career, as well as her activities as an author and healer. We discuss how healing has helped her to deal with tragedy in her life, and how she has learned to help many more people with her skills.

My guest was a star of two television series- he was the announcer and a regular on the Carol Burnett Show, and played Steve Trevor on Wonder Woman. In addition, he developed his own business, called Star Waggons. We discuss his show business career, his business, his long marriage, and how he's dealt with each of these... and more.

My guest is best known as playing the adored "Mrs. C" on the television classic, "Happy Days." We discuss her experiences on the show, how she and the cast dealt with the tragic death of Erin Moran, and how she has coped with a variety of things in her life.

My guest is a versatile actor who is perhaps best known for playing the hated Douglas C. Neidermeyer in the classic hit movie, "Animal House." We discussed how this role came to be, the difficulties he's had with stereotyping, other joys in his life, and his goals for the future.

Best known as the mother on the hit TV series "The Waltons", my guest is a four-time Emmy award winner, television, stage and screen actress, Michael Learned. We discuss her acting career, as well as some of the difficulties she's encountered in her life. We also discuss how she came to be named Michael!

My guest is not only an excellent singer, actress and songwriter, but she's also happy to be the sister of the legendary Barbra Streisand. We talk about her relationship with her sister, how she's always been successful keeping her career on the path she chose (regardless of Barbra's fame), how she's dealt with any difficulties she's had in her career, and the importance of her charity work.

My guest, Anson Williams, played Potsie Weber on the hit TV show "Happy Days." We discuss his career, how he's coped with his recent experience with colon cancer, his relationship with Dr. Heimlich (of Heimlich maneuver fame) and his experience dealing with the dangers of driving drowsy.

My guest is best known as playing the beloved teacher, Miss Beadle, on the hit television show, "Little House on the Prairie." We discuss many things, including her new book, "Little House in the Hollywood Hills," which reveals many of the ways in which she "went off the path" making questionable decisions, how she coped with this, with her career, and much more.

My guest is an actress who has appeared in the movie "Airplane," as well as on television on the Mary Tyler Moore show, among many other acting credits. In addition to talking about her career, we discuss her new book, "My Four Hollywood Husbands," as well as how she has handled her husbands' alcoholism and her own problems including dyslexia and co-dependency. You'll enjoy her positive attitude, and inspiring comments.

My guest is best known as Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan on the hit television show, "M*A*S*H." We start by discussing her love for painting, and her passion for animal rights, and how that came together in her book, "SwitHeart." Then we discussed how she developed her "Hot Lips" character, growing her to be a "feminist in the 50's before they even coined the word," as well as other recollections of her role on the show.

One of the most famous names in the horror movie genre is Boris Karloff, also known for a far more diverse show business career. My guest on this episode is his daughter, Sara Karloff, to discuss his career, his feelings about horror movies, of being typecast, and much more.

On a breezy Cherry Blossom day in Missouri, I speak to Judy Norton about her role as Mary Ellen on the television show "The Waltons," her varied career in show business, her new film "Inclusion Criteria, and how emotions and a strong core can be such an important part of dealing with life.


Perhaps best known as “Cousin Geri” in the hit TV series “The Facts of Life," Geri Jewell is known for much more than acting. We discuss her acting career, living with cerebral palsy, and being an author. She recently reprised her role in the HBO series “Deadwood” in the new movie with the same name. We also discuss her belief that it’s a gift to represent millions of people with disabilities.


A Show from 1995!

Ian Eagle is well known for his broadcasts of National Football League games on CBS, and Brooklyn Nets games on the YES network. But when Ian was 26, and just becoming known in the industry, he appeared as a guest on "Coping Conversations." The original show has been digitally remastered and this is the first time it has been available on this website.


Judy Tenuta is not only a very funny comedienne, she's an actress and an author. We discuss her career, how her large family contributed to her strengths, how she's coped with difficult things in her life, and her memories of Joan Rivers and George Carlin, among others.

A very popular singer, whose popularity continues despite his hits coming from the 1950's and 1960's, is my guest, "Mr. Personality", Lloyd Price. We discuss his songs, his longevity in music, how he got that nickname, and a number of other activities that he's involved in. You'll enjoy the personality of Mr. Personality!

My guest is singer/songwriter/actress Melissa Manchester. We discuss her multidimensional career, how much she enjoys what she does, and how she's dealt with any difficulties she's encountered in her career and her life.

My guest is the son of legendary comedian Richard Prior, and the author of a new book, called "In A Pryor Life." He describes the highs and lows of his life, the relationship he had with his famous father, the importance of his mother in his life, and how he's coped with many of the difficult experiences he's gone through.

My guest on this episode is actor Tony Dow, perhaps best known as Wally Cleaver on the classic television series "Leave It To Beaver." We discuss his career, how he's coped with being a child star, and how he's branched out in other creative directions besides acting.

My guest is Victoria Price, the daughter of legendary actor Vincent Price, and author of the new book, "The Way of Being Lost: A Road Trip to My Truest Self," a story of how she has dealt with difficulties in her life, and found her way back to emotional health. She also discusses the relationship with her father, and the important positive role this played in her life.

My guest is perhaps best known for playing Kevin Costner’s father in the classic movie, “Field of Dreams.” We discussed how this movie has brought out feelings about father/son relationships, how this affected his feelings about his own father, and how his fans have responded to him in public appearances.

My guest is former major league baseball player Jim Leyritz. Jim played for a number of teams, but is probably best known for his years with the New York Yankees. We discussed his baseball career, as well as the ups and downs in his life after baseball, and his charitable work for organizations such as the ALS Foundation and PinkTie.org.

My guest is one of the most popular singers in America, whose popularity has lasted for more than 50 years, the legendary Judy Collins. Known not only for her singing, but also her writing, and she has long been an advocate for mental health. We discuss the personal reasons for this as well as her lengthy career, and more.

Do you remember the television show "Starsky & Hutch"? My guest is Starsky himself, actor, director, producer, writer Paul Michael Glaser. In this longer than usual episode, we discuss his career, how he bounced back from tragedy in his life, and his belief that fear plays an important role in each person's life.

My guest is aspiring musician, pop and jazz singer Aubrey Logan. Her musical style has been gaining popularity, and she has a new album, "Impossible'. We discussed how she dealt with an unpleasant appearance on American Idol, and how she's grown in confidence as she focuses more on being herself.


In honor of the start of another season of baseball, listen to an interview with one of the most popular New York Yankees of all time, Bobby Richardson. Bobby, who played second base during the era of Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, and Yogi Berra, among other big names, has been considered by many the glue that held the team together. Now 80 years old, we discuss his career, as well as his spiritual beliefs and love of family.


My guest is Austin Bisnow, lead vocalist of the new popular indie folk group "Magic Giant". We discuss their new album, "In The Wind", the way they produce music and "give back" as well as how their lyrics can be inspirational and a great coping tool.

My guest on this episode is actor Max Gail, perhaps best known as "Wojo" on the hit television series "Barney Miller." We discuss his career, how he's coped with difficult experiences in his life, his advocacy for Native Americans, and more.

Known for decades as the "Voice of the Yankees", sportscaster Mel Allen (who died in 1996) appeared on "Coping Conversations" less than a year before he died. Known not just for his work for the Yankees, but as a radio and television personality, Mel had one of the most recognizable voices in American sports. This show has been digitally remastered and this is the first time it's been available on this website.

This show spotlights actress Beth Broderick, perhaps best known for her role as Zelda in Sabrina, The Teenage Witch on television. We discuss her career, how her attitude is so helpful for her and has helped her cope, and her passion as an activist in dealing with HIV/AIDS, and helping foster children.

Still known as the only player in baseball history to pitch a perfect game in the World Series, New York Yankee pitcher Don Larsen appeared on "Coping Conversations" in 1996 (to celebrate the 40th anniversary of that unbelievable achievement). Now, twenty years later, in honor of the 60th anniversary of Don's historic event, this show has been digitally remastered and it is the first time it's been available on this website. (Please forgive the sound quality!)


One of the most popular television performers of all time, Ed Asner has won more Emmy awards than any performer, and is the only performer ever to win an Emmy for the same role (Lou Grant) on a comedy (“The Mary Tyler Moore Show”) and a drama (“Lou Grant”). We discuss many things, including his love of performing, how he has dealt with peer criticism and its ramifications as a result of his political views, and how humor helped him to be a better dramatic actor.

Do you remember the television show "Family Affair"? My guest, Kathy Garver, played "Cissy" on that show. We discuss her experiences as a child star, her memoir (as well as a book she wrote about ex-child stars), and her work as a motivational speaker.

This show spotlights actress, singer Kimberly J. Brown, probably best known for her role as Marnie in Disney's Halloweentown movies, and on the Guiding Light. Kimberly also made history for appearing in 3 Broadway shows by the age of 9. We discuss her career, her views on child stars, and many other things.


This fascinating show with Lainie Kazan was originally recorded and aired in 1995! It has been digitally remastered and this is the first time it's been available on this website. Having starred in "The Nanny" and, subsequent to this recording, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding", among many other things, you'll enjoy this vintage program with Lainie.

My guest is founding member of the popular singing group, the 5th Dimension- LaMonte McLemore. We discuss his new book, "From Hobo Flats to the 5th Dimension", co-authored with Robert-Allan Arno, his career with the 5th Dimension, and the difficulties in his life that he was able to overcome.

This show spotlights the career of New York City ballerina and principal dancer Megan Fairchild. We discuss how she got interested in ballet, her love for it and performing in general, the difficulties she's encountered in her career, and some of the important charitable interests in her life.

My guest is former New York Yankee pitcher, Ralph Terry, author of a new book, called "Right Down the Middle: The Ralph Terry Story". We discuss his major league career, how he dealt with the very stressful experiencing of losing the 7th game of the 1960 World Series, and how he bounced back to be the winning pitcher of the 7th game of the 1962 World Series.

Rick Barry, one of the 50 best professional NBA basketball players of all time, is my returning guest. We discuss sports as a coping tool, and the new Big3 basketball league for well known players who are no longer playing in the NBA.

My guest is one of the stars of the hit television show, "Little House on the Prairie", Rachel Lindsay Greenbush, who, along with her twin sister, played Carrie on the show. We discussed how she and her sister shared acting responsibilities due to legal restrictions, her memories of her co-stars, the types of problems that child stars may experience, and how she coped with some of these issues.

My guest is one of the most popular singer/songwriters in America, primarily known for his folk and American southwest music, Tom Russell. He's released more than two dozen albums, and his latest is "Play One More- The Songs of Ian and Sylvia. Also an author and a painter, we discuss his career, and difficulties he's encountered.

My returning guest in this episode is Barry Goldstein, who recently discussed the relaxing, therapeutic, healing benefits of music. In this episode, we discuss the ways that music can help cancer, insomnia, even grieving a loss, as well as other benefits.

In honor of the recent passing of Doris Roberts, we are re-airing a "Coping Conversations" show taped with Doris in 1995. This show, originally aired on "KJOY" (WKJY-98.3FM on Long Island, NY), includes Doris talking about her roles in Remington Steele” and as Marie in “Everybody Loves Raymond” (which aired long after this show was taped); she discusses her career as an actress, and how she coped with the death of her husband to leukemia.

This show with the late Broadway actress (“Company”), movie (“Monster In Law”) and television star (“30 Rock”) Elaine Stritch is both humorous and touching. We discuss Elaine’s alcoholism as well as her diabetes, and learn how her positive attitude helped her with both… and more.

For more than 50 years, veteran actor Eli Wallach was in demand to appear on stage and screen. Recently deceased at age 98, he appeared in more than 100 movies, and has appeared in numerous stage productions, both with and without his wife, actress Anne Jackson. In this newly archived show, originally taped in 1998, we discussed longevity in show business, and how he mixed his career with his important family values.

This archived show, originally taped in 1998, features one of the most popular stage, screen, and television (“The Odd Couple”, “Quincy, M.E.”) stars of all time. At the time of this taping, he was 76 years old (he recently died at age 90), and, following surgery for throat cancer that removed a vocal cord, had resumed performing! We discuss his condition, the surgery, his positive attitude, as well as his career.

My guest is former major league baseball player Rick Ankiel, unfortunately known for being a starting pitcher whose "yips", or wild pitches, derailed his pitching career. In his new autobiography, "The Phenomenon: Pressure, the Yips, and the Pitch that Changed My Life," we discuss how he bounced back from this devastating experience, resurrected his career as an outfielder, and learned valuable life lessons as well.

My guest is a mentalist who has been astonishing and perplexing audiences for decades. We discuss his career, some of the unique experiences he’s had, when he first knew he had special talents, and some of the twists and turns he’s encountered.

Former New York Knicks star power forward Anthony Mason is my guest. We discuss his career, how he coped with injuries, how his attitude always helped him, his views on the difference between basketball past and present, and how his current career grew out of his playing day experiences.

One of the most popular television sportscasters in New York television history, Len Berman has covered virtually every major sporting event during his 40 year career. We discuss the role of sports in our society, how sports help us cope, the difficulties he’s encountered in his career, his wildly popular “Spanning the World” as well as his best-selling books.

My guest, Mike Farrell, is perhaps best known as Captain BJ Hunnicutt on the hit TV series M*A*S*H. Not only is he well respected as an actor, he is also well respected as a humanitarian. He is dedicated to worthwhile causes such as human rights, the environment, and numerous other issues. We discuss his career (and coping with it), how he felt when he was signed to join M*A*S*H, his activism, among other interesting topics.

Former Major League baseball player Tommy John, who pitched for the Yankees and the Dodgers among other teams, is my guest. We discuss the reasons for his success, his longevity (he pitched for 26 years!), his surgery (now called “Tommy John surgery”), his son Travis’ serious injury, and the importance of having a good attitude.

This show, originally taped in November, 2009, is being headlined in honor of the February, 2013, passing of former New York City mayor Ed Koch. One of the most popular mayors in New York City history, Ed "How'm I Doin'" Koch was known for his achievements as well as his controversies. He served three terms as New York City’s mayor, and helped to stabilize New York City’s financial problems. We discuss his accomplishments as mayor, as well as how his positive attitude helped him deal with serious medical issues.

My guest is television and movie star Esai Morales. We discuss his career, ranging from his early movies such as La Bamba, through his television roles, including NYPD Blue and Fairly Legal. We talk about how he’s coped with the difficulties he’s faced in show business, his important advocacy activities, and how his love for music has been so supportive and essential in his life.

Popular television performer, Conrad Bain, is my guest in this extended, archived show, originally taped in his living room in Santa Monica Hills in the 1990s. We talk about his career, how he felt about being the star of two hit television series (“Maude” and “Diff’rent Strokes”), and his experiences in working with Gary Coleman and other stars. We discussed how he dealt with the difficulties in moving from idea and concept to the actuality of “Diff’rent Strokes,” and how he felt about taking a subordinate role to the other cast members.

Joe Bonsall is one of the lead singers of the popular country group Oak Ridge Boys, perhaps best known for their monster hit “Elvira”. In addition to singing with the Oak Ridge Boys for almost 40 years, he is also an author, writing the popular book “From My Perspective.” We discuss his career, the difficulties he’s encountered in show business, his devotion to family, and the story behind his children’s books.

My guest is former child star Paul Petersen who played Jeff Stone on the old Donna Reed Show. Today, Paul is best known for his advocacy work. He founded the well-respected non profit organization A Minor Consideration that advocates, and provides services, for child stars and former child stars in trouble. We discuss his personal and professional interest in working with child stars as well as the valuable work of A Minor Consideration.

An amazing gold and silver medal winner in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, my guest, Rebecca Soni, talks about her career, how she's overcome adversity to achieve top-of-the-world status, and the difficulties of being a world-class athlete.

In honor of the recent passing of talk show legend Joe Franklin, we are re-airing a "Coping Conversations" show taped with Joe in 1995. This show, originally aired on "KJOY" (WKJY-98.3FM on Long Island, NY), shows Joe at his best, talking about his role in talk show history.


American TV and radio personality Joe Franklin is considered by many to be the host of the first television talk show. His show, “The Joe Franklin Show” aired for 50 years, and he has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as having the longest running TV talk show in history. He has interviewed many guests, including Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Buddy Hackett, Jackie Mason, Rodney Dangerfield, Redd Foxx, Vincent Price, and Howard Stern. Called the “king of nostalgia,” we discuss the trials and tribulations of interviewing guests and maintaining a public profile for this length of time.


Included in this program is an "after comment", a very brief discussion with Joe after on air taping concluded, an indication of how gracious Joe always was.


My guest, Rick Barry, has been named one of the 50 best professional basketball players of all time. A 12-time all star who was elected to the NBA Basketball Hall of Fame, we discuss his career, how his positive attitude and good feelings about his life overshadowed any criticism, and how working hard, combined with talent, can maximize the likelihood of success.

My guest is Shadoe Stevens, currently the announcer on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, a popular American Radio Host, voice-over actor, and television personality. We discuss how his career was a life-long dream, how he enjoys having such a recognized voice, difficulties in his career, and where his name came from, among other topics.

Emmy-award winning American television host and journalist Bill Boggs has been popular for decades. We discuss his various in-the-public-eye activities, how he always wanted to be an interviewer, some of the biggest names he’s interviewed, and how he’s coped with the ups and downs of his career.

One of the best-selling singers of all time, nicknamed “Little Miss Dynamite”, Brenda Lee has had hits including “I’m Sorry,” “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”, and “I Want to Be Wanted”. We discuss her career, her positive attitude despite adversity, and how her love of performing has lasted through more than five decades.

Grammy-award-winning country singer Charlie Daniels is perhaps best known for his 1979 hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”. He has been active as a singer for more than 50 years, and in 2008 was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, a lifelong dream. With dozens of successful albums and singles; his newest CD is “Land That I Love”. We discuss his career, the stroke that he suffered early in 2010, and his surprisingly popular GEICO commercial.

This enjoyable show, originally recorded and aired in 1995, and digitally remastered to be available on this website, stars the late actor Eddie Bracken, known for playing Mr. Duncan in Home Alone 2, and National Lampoon's Vacation, among many others. We discuss the changes in show business from his earlier performances, his enjoyment of his later roles, and the role of family in his life.

Do you remember the song “How Much Is That Doggie in the Window”? One of the most popular songs of all time was a hit for my guest, Patti Page. One of the music industry's best-selling singers, also known for her hits Cape Cod, Tennessee Waltz, and Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte, we discuss a career that has lasted more than five decades, as well as some of the difficulties she has endured during her life.

My guest is former Major League baseball player Steve Sax, who played second base for the Dodgers, Yankees and two other teams. We discuss how he felt about being Rookie of the Year, how the very next year he developed fielding problems that threatened his career, and how he conquered these problems. We also discussed how these experiences led to a post-baseball career as a motivational speaker.

Andy Williams is considered to be one of the most popular singers of all time, someone whose voice was called a “national treasure” by President Ronald Reagan, and singer of many chart-topping songs including his signature song, “Moon River.” Still performing at his Moon River Theater in Branson, Missouri, Andy and I discussed how he dealt with the difficulties he encountered on his road to success, the insecurities that were instilled in him at an early age, and how he successfully dealt with a potentially career-threatening throat problem, in this show taped in February, 2010.

Do you remember the song “Seven Little Girls Sitting in the Back Seat?” How about “Happy Go Lucky Me?” Both of these songs were hits for guest Paul Evans. We discuss his music career, how he dealt with the ups and downs and changes in his career, and the success he has had writing songs as well as performing.

In this new show, Tommy James, lead singer of the rock group Tommy James & The Shondells, discusses his hit songs, his rise to fame, and how he dealt with his tumultuous association with Roulette Records and the dark side of the music industry. We discuss his brand new autobiography, “Me, the Mob, and the Music.”

One of the most popular singers of all time, Connie Francis was the top charting female singer of the 1950’s and 1960’s. She has numerous hits, including “Who’s Sorry Now?”, “Where The Boys Are”, “Stupid Cupid”, and “Lipstick On Your Collar”. In this new show, taped in February, 2010, we discuss some of the difficulties Connie has had to deal with throughout her life, and how she has coped with them.

Most people love music, regardless of the genre. But music does far more than just provide a vehicle for enjoyment. It can be relaxing, therapeutic, even healing. My guess on this episode is composer, producer, and music expert Barry Goldstein, author of the new book, "The Secret Language of the Heart". We'll talk about how much music can do for you.

A popular American tennis player, and Davis Cup champion in the 1960's and 1970's, Cliff Richey has won an even bigger match, conquering depression. We discuss his tennis career, as well as how he has "aced" depression.


Dodie Stevens broke onto the music scene as a 13-year old singer, with a #1 hit, "Tan Shoes & Pink Shoe Laces". Since then she has continued her career in music, but has given back in a very commendable way. We discuss her career as well as the ways in which she has used music to help others.

This show's guest is popular actress Jennie Garth who, among other roles, starred in Beverly Hills 90210 and What I Like About You, and appeared on Dancing With The Stars. We discuss how she has coped with her heart disease, her father’s death, and her daughter’s juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Her positive attitude is key, and something to be admired. We discuss all of this, as well as the work she is doing with the American Heart Association.

This new show features Gunnar Nelson, half of the popular rock group Nelson (along with his twin brother Matthew), and son of the late singer Ricky Nelson. We discuss his relationship with his father, the influence that his father’s music had on Nelson’s development, and the Guinness record that resulted from Nelson’s hit “(I Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection,” their new album, “Lightning Strikes Twice”, among many other things.

Jodie Sweetin, perhaps best known for playing Stephanie Tanner on TV's “Full House," has gone through a lot in her young life. We discuss her autobiography, “Unsweetined”, which includes stories about her addictions, failed marriages, and her successful recovery, as well as the current joy in her life.

Former New York Jets star defensive football player Joe Klecko is my guest. We discuss his career, how he coped with injuries, his views on the difference between football past and present, and the importance of teamwork, among other topics. He also offers advice to current New York Jets coach Rex Ryan.

My returning guest is stage, screen, and television star, and now author, Matthew Arkin. We discuss his new book, "In the Country of the Blind", how he became interested in the process of writing, and the emotional catharsis that he experienced writing the book.

This new show features Alan Young, best known for playing the role of Wilbur on the classic TV show “Mister Ed”, discusses how he coped with being second fiddle to a talking horse, who was originally supposed to play the role of Wilbur, and other fascinating anecdotes, many of which are contained in his autobiography, “Mister Ed, Me, and More”.

Today’s guest is veteran actor William Schallert, perhaps best known for playing dad Martin Lane on “The Patty Duke Show”. We discuss his lengthy show business career, how he dealt with the mix of performing and family responsibilities, and other issues he coped with during his acting career.

Fans of American Idol remember the second runner-up from the 2006 season, one of the favorites that year, Melinda Doolittle. Not only is Melinda a great singer, she has just released a new book, entitled “Beyond Me”. We discuss Melinda’s experiences on American Idol, and the difficult life experiences that has successfully shaped her into the person she is today.

Scott MacIntyre, one of the finalists from the 2009 season of American Idol, discusses his visual impairment, his kidney transplant, and sound advice for how people should deal with their own adversities. We discuss his new album, “Heartstrings” as well as his memories of being a finalist on American Idol.

This show features popular actress Jill Eikenberry, perhaps best known for playing Ann Kelsey in the long-running television program LA Law. Married for more than 30 years to Michael Tucker, who also starred on LA Law, Jill has also spent years advocating for people with breast cancer, as a result of her own experiences with the disease.

This show features popular actor Michael Tucker, who, despite numerous movie and television credits, is probably best known for playing Stuart Markowitz in the long-running television program LA Law. Married for more than 30 years to Jill Eikenberry, who also starred on LA Law, he is the author of three books, the latest of which is entitled, “Family Meals: Coming Together to Care for an Aging Parent.”

My guest, a Long Island, NY, native, is an American radio personality, a co-host on the MTV program, Yo! MTV Raps with Ed Lover. We discuss his musical roots, how he knows the "other" Dr. Dre, and how he's dealing with his diabetes and its complications.

In this new show, we welcome popular heavyweight champion (and Olympic gold medal winning) boxer, chef, entrepreneur and author George Foreman. We discuss his boxing career, the most important moments for him in his life, and the lessons he has learned that he wants to share.

This show, originally aired in 2005, shows how maturity transformed the popular comedian by enabling him to use comedy both for laughter and for more serious purposes, including the improvement of his own life.

Before there was Nurse Jackie, and at the very beginning of “The Sopranos” Edie Falco was my guest in this archived show from 1999. We talk about her career in acting, the role she played in “The Sopranos”, how she balanced appearing in a number of different productions at the same time, and the importance of having a positive attitude.

In this archived show, originally aired in February of 1995, Gary Coleman, star of “Diff’rent Strokes”, discusses the few fond memories of the program, what he’s done since the termination of the show, and other topics of interest. Although more than ten years old, this show reflects Gary’s true feelings about a number of things and makes for fascinating listening.

In this show, originally aired in 2003, the popular comedian, actor, chef and author talks about his career, and one of his favorite topics… food! We discuss how food can you help you cope, and how he combines cooking with his comedy talents.

This show with one of the original Golden Girls, originally broadcast in 2002, is almost prophetic in its relevance to today’s issues of breast cancer and menopause, as well as today’s knowledge of the effectiveness of psychological treatments in the alleviation of medical problems.

This show, which was recorded in 2003, illustrates the progression of Bob Dole from young politician to mature and caring public servant. We also discuss how Senator Dole has successfully dealt with a number of medical problems and injuries in his life.

This show with the former ER star and well-respected actress, dating from 2003, shows how adversity strengthened Kellie Martin and led her to become a public advocate for autoimmune diseases and their treatment. It also discusses the efforts of the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA), for whom Kellie is the national spokesperson.

In this new show, popular nightclub comedian Sal Richards discusses his career, as well as his new autobiography, “Behind the Laughter, Hidden Tears.” We talk about the difficulties he’s had dealing with his medical illnesses and the death of his son, among other experiences.

My guest today is singer/actress Andrea Marcovicci, who has appeared on stage, screen, and television, but enjoys her singing (and interacting with her audiences) the best. She has performed for sold out audiences all over the world, including Carnegie Hall, the Opera House in Barcelona, 25 years in the Oak Room at New York’s Algonquin Hotel, and even the White House. We discuss coping with the ups and downs of a show business career, among other things.

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