The other night I went to see a documentary about Morton Downy Jr. It’s called, “Evocateur:The Morton Downey Jr. Movie”. I really didn’t know what to expect….
I loved it. He was some character! He was opinionated beyond belief. Downey was not afraid to say what he felt. HIs audience was mostly men. Men who were so loyal and traveled out to NJ every night that he taped his show.
This show was before the days of Jerry Springer. What made Downey so interesting were the topics. They were subjects that people really cared about.. Watching it brought me back to my days at Sally, when talk was first turning from one shrink on the couch to all of the craziness.
The documentary is done really well. They have a lot of old footage and his story is really interesting. They showed some guys in the audience way back then who were probably in their early 20′s and then talked to them 20 something years later. It was really funny to see them back then in the studio screaming and now in their 50′s…. still loving what that show stood for. It was a show for the common man. It was a platform for Joe blow to voice his opinion.
Seems like a lifetime ago that I was producing Sally and Maury, but those were some of my most satisfying producing moments. I know what some of you are thinking.. It was such trash.. but you know what? It was real. These were not people cast into these roles, like you see on reality shows today. These were real people opening up their soles for the first time in a public forum. I am glad that I was a part of those shows early on.
Seeing Morton Downey Jr brought back a lot of those memories. For anyone who was in daytime talk way back when, GO SEE THIS MOVIE.
My friend Andy Lassner is in it. He looks about 12 years old. I guess he was a production assistant for the Morton Downey Jr show. He looks like a deer caught in the headlights. Today he is one of the Executive Producers of the ELLEN show! He is a star. Very funny to see him back then. Who knew???
Anyway.. I thought the movie was really well done and extremely entertaining,
Things are going well for Jane and Me. Our clients are doing really well, and it’s an exciting time. Daina Falk (The Hungry Fan) was on the Today Show this week. She did a great segment with Natalie, Al and Willy on Homegating (tail gating in your living room!).
Yesterday we met an amazing author with an INCREDIBLE story. She has a book coming out called WARRIOR PRINCESS.. MY QUEST TO BEOME THE FIRST FEMALE MAASAI WARRIOR. It’s an unbelievable story. I am telling you.. this book is great and this story is going to be even bigger.
Her name is Mindy Budgor… just remember what I am telling you. Book out in July! GREAT read. She’s beautiful, young and has chutzpah beyond belief!!
I cannot wait to watch her take off….
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