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I like it better when you're funny : working in television and other precarious adventures

Author: Charles Grodin
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Complemented by humorous behind-the-scenes anecdotes, the author provides a memoir of his transition from award-winning actor to TV talk-show host and commentator and shares his insights into American culture and media.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Autobiographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Grodin, Charles.
I like it better when you're funny.
New York : Random House, ©2002
(OCoLC)988775292
Named Person: Charles Grodin; Charles Grodin; Charles Grodin
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Grodin
ISBN: 0375507841 9780375507847
OCLC Number: 48449625
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 242 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: A horse who can type --
Marty Short, Johnny Carson, and reviews --
Happy times --
Snapshots and more --
The comedy of discomfort --
A loaded situation --
Blowups --
Alan Dershowitz and O.J. Simpson --
Howard Stern and Saturday Night Live and Rush Limbaugh --
Being attacked --
Advocacy --
The beginning of trouble: Andy Friendly leaves --
Jack Welch --
Canceled --
Rehired --
Don Imus --
A luncheon in Albany --
Leaving the weekend --
What next? --
Movies --
60 Minutes II --
Clemency --
Replacing someone? --
David Letterman --
Speaking up --
Back to television: 60 Minutes II --
Epilogue --
Postscript: September 11.
Responsibility: Charles Grodin.
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Complemented by humorous behind-the-scenes anecdotes, the author provides a memoir of his transition from award-winning actor to TV talk-show host and commentator and shares his insights into American culture and media.

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