As The World Turns. . .
My Mother was a longtime viewer of television soap operas. It seemed that my Grandmother and Aunt enjoyed their "stories" as well. I didn't quite understand the fascination but I was aware that it existed. Her favorite was As The World Turns. Television soap operas have pretty much gone by the wayside these days. Reality shows are today's real life soap operas it seems. I digress.
As a follower of Nina Hollander, I know General Hospital remains a favorite for her. I don't know if my Mom is still a GH fan. Note to self: Ask.
This leads me down a much different path. I think it was in the mid-to-late 1990s that I found Howard Stern on the radio. At that time he was widely known as a shock jock and his success encouraged many clones. Sure, there was some material that was offensive to the FCC.
I remained intrigued by two segments of the show. His interviewing skills and the news segment by Robin Quivers. The live feed from New York was played in Los Angeles starting at 3AM local time and then switched to delay three hours later.
I remember listening(seemingly half asleep)early on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. I thought it was some kind of War of the Worlds type of stunt because the show remained live from its home base. It was bizarre. To say the least. He stayed on the air for hours and hours. Years later, Howard Stern went to the world of subscription radio. I no longer listened on a regular basis.
Fast forward again and I read of a new book "Howard Stern Comes Again". Although, I liked his previous two books, this title didn't immediately grab my attention as it made me think of middle school humor though I eventually bought it.
The book is a compilation of interviews he has done with people we likely recognize from the world of entertainment and other parts of everyday life. Along with the interviews he includes a bit of commentary on how that discussion impacted him. Some were more interesting to me than others but overall it was a very good read.
The world has changed and so has Howard Stern. That's another discussion.
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