• 01:03

    IT'S MY PARTY ON THE HALLI CASSER-JAYNE SHOW

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    Wednesday, January 2, 3 pm ET, right here on The BlogTalkRadio Network you’re invited to a party. That’s right, we’re having a dinner party here on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show and you’re invited along with my guests our good friend, Alex Hitz, author and TV personality and now radio personality to share in our holiday fun because Alex never-evah misses a party; Susan Fales-Hill author and a woman you are just going to adore; Adriana Trigiani, author of The Shoemaker’s Wife which debuted at #5 on the New York Times Bestseller list this year and a simply delightful woman. Also joining us because what is a party without music: jazz pianist Tony Rosales. There will be lots of fun, lots of talk, great music…it’s party-time on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday,  January 2, 3 pm ET. Don’t miss it.

  • 01:03

    TOP POLITICAL PUNDITS – THE HALLI CASSER-JAYNE SHOW

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    Politics will be the focus of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Wednesday, October 31, 3 pm ET. Joining host Halli Casser-Jayne are three icons of America’s political conversation: Joan Walsh, Matthew Cooper and author William Chafe.   Joan Walsh is an MSNBC political analyst and serves as editor-at-large for Salon.com. Walsh is the author of What’s the Matter With White People? In his new book, Bill and Hillary, the Politics of the Personal, William H. Chafe gives us an uncommon look at Bill and Hillary Clinton. Matt Cooper, the veteran Washington journalist who found himself at the center of the "Plamegate" CIA leak investigation is editor of “National Journal Daily.” Cooper has held reporting and editorial positions, including White House correspondent.  All willjoin host Halli Casser-Jayne, the author of A Year in My Pajamas with President Obama.   The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Talk Radio for Fine Minds and Lovers of Politics.  

  • 01:02

    FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF HOLLYWOOD TO THE WHITE HOUSE

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    Wednesday April 15, 3 pm ET The Halli Casser-Jayne Show will take you on a journey from the back stages of glamorous old Hollywood to the residence of the White House when joining Halli at her table are the authors of IN THE COMPANY OF LEGENDS, Joan Kramer and David Heely, and author of THE RESIDENCE, INSIDE THE PRIVATE WORLD OF THE WHITE HOUSE Kate Andersen Brower.


    Joan Kramer and David Heely documented the lives and careers of some of Hollywood’s greatest legends, establishing a reputation for finding the un-findable, persuading the reluctant, and maintaining unique relationships with the stars long after the end credits rolled. Their programs have received five Emmy awards and twenty Emmy nominations. IN THE COMPANY OF LEGENDS with a foreword by Richard Dreyfuss, the authors share amusing and poignant portraits of the kings and queens of old Hollywood. 


    Kate Anderson Brower covered the White House for Bloomberg News and Businessweek. As part of the White House press corps she traveled on Air Force One, accompanying President Obama on dozens of trips worldwide. She was assigned to cover First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. Brower, a graduate of Barnard College with a Master’s Degree from Oxford University, worked at CBS News in New York and as a producer at Fox News in Washington, D.C.  In THE RESIDENCE Brower sheds light on the 96 full-time staff members devoted to the maintenance of the White House and to the comfort of the families who inhabit it, offering a never before seen glimpse behind the scenes at The People’s House and a never before seen look into the personal lives of the president’s and the families which they serve.  


    From Hollywood to the White House on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, April 15, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

  • 00:58

    KIM GOLDMAN: WHY I CAN'T FORGIVE O.J. SIMPSON

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    Wednesday, April 1, 3 pm ET, tune in to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show for a conversation you won’t soon forget. Joining Halli at her table is Kim Goldman author of CAN’T FORGIVE! 


    Don’t tell Kim Goldman she needs to find closure. Don’t ask her to forgive and forget. When Kim Goldman was just 22, her older brother, Ron Goldman was brutally murdered by unconvicted football legend and film star O.J. Simpson. Ron and Kim were very close, and her devastation was compounded by the shocking not guilty verdict in what was to be called The Trial of the Century. Now twenty years later, Kim Goldman shares what she calls her “twenty year battle” with O.J. Simpson in her book CAN’T FORGIVE.


    Counseled by friends, strangers and even Oprah to “find that closure,” Kim chose a different route. She chose to fight and that fight would be subject of tabloid fodder now nearing a quarter of a century. Repeatedly, Kim and her family pursued Simpson by every legal means possible. Foiled over and again, they ultimately achieved a small measure of justice.  


    Closure? Who says? Let’s talk! Kim Goldman’s fight with O.J. Simpson on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, April 1st, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

  • 00:56

    FUNNY LADIES ANNABELLE GURWITCH & LIZZ WINSTEAD

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    Wednesday, April 8, 3 pm ET The Halli Casser-Jayne Show joining Halli at her table are two very funny ladies: actress, comedienne and writer Annabelle Gurwitch and comedienne and author Lizz Winstead.


    Annabelle Gurwitch is the author of YOU SAY TOMATO, I SAY SHUT UP now a play receiving its third national tour, and FIRED! which became an acclaimed documentary and Showtime comedy special. She gained a loyal comedic following during her years hosting Dinner and a Movie on TBS and has been a regular commentator on NPR and contributor to The Nation, More and Glamour among other national publications. Her acting credits include over fifty guest roles in shows including Seinfeld and Boston Legal. Recently, she starred in the world premiere of A Coney Island Christmas at The Geffen Playhouse. And then Annabelle turned 50, became a statistic, one of the many Americans who every seven and a half seconds reaches the milestone, the subject of her book I SEE YOU MADE AN EFFORT, COMPLIMENTS, INDIGNITIES, AND SURVIVAL STORIES FROM THE EDGE OF 50.


    A stand-up comedienne by trade, Lizz Winstead is one of the giants of comedy. Winstead got her start in her native Minneapolis, honing her skills in what she calls the “punk rock ghetto” of the early 1980s. She dreamed up a new satirical genre for television when she created THE DAILY SHOW back in 1996 and was co-founder of the Air America Radio network, giving Rachel Maddow her first national audience. In her book LIZZ FREE OR DIE, Winstead writes of her early years, growing up Catholic, getting pregnant the first time she had sex, her move to New York City to follow her calling in comedy, and the many challenges she faced along the way.


    For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

  • 01:10

    FORMER RADICAL ISLAMIST TURNED UNDERCOVER AGENT MUBIN SHAIKH

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    The fascinating true story of Mubin Shaikh, former militant jihadi turned undercover agent with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, March 25, 3 pm ET, when joining Halli at her table are the co-authors of UNDERCOVER JIHADI, Mubin Shaikh and Dr. Anne Speckhard.


    Mubin Shaikh, Ph.D. is one of the very few people in the world to have actually been undercover in a homegrown terror cell, infiltrating the Toronto 18. Because of this courageous experience, Shaikh is considered a primary source of the study of Islamist radicalization and terrorism by academics worldwide. He remains an active trainer of military and security intelligence on violent Islamist extremists. He has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBC, CNN, and multiple media outlets.


    Ann Speckhard, Ph.D. is Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical School and of Security Studies in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Dr. Speckhard has been working in the field of posttraumatic stress disorder since the 1980’s and has extensive experience working throughout the world. She is the author of TALKING TO TERRORISTS, FETAL ABDUCTION and co-author of WARRIOR PRINCESS.


    A look into the mind of a former radical Islamist and the behind the scenes story of a terror cell with former Muslim militant turned undercover agent Mubin Shaikh and psychologist Dr. Anne Speckhard, the authors of UNDERCOVER JIHADI on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, March 25, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

  • 00:59

    ACTOR LORENZO LAMAS: A CONVERSATION

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    The life, loves, and the new autobiography RENEGADE AT HEART of Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor Lorenzo Lamas are the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Wednesday, March 11, 3 pm ET when Lamas joins Halli at her table. 


    Lorenzo, the son of films stars Fernando Lamas and Arlene Dahl and stepson of swimmer and actress Esther Williams, was born to Hollywood royalty. He entered the family business in his teens and has played many roles over the course of his rollercoaster career. Five time husband and father of six children, the reality-show star has been tabloid fodder for decades. Fans believe they know every side of him, but the truth is far more interesting…and surprising. 


    The engaging life story as unpredictable as the plotline from one of the soap operas in which he starred, heartthrob Lorenzo Lamas shares his life story on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, March 11, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

  • 00:54

    MASTERS OF SUSPENSE: DENNIS LEHANE & JAMES GRADY

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    It’s Masters of Suspense on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Wednesday, March 18, 3 pm ET when joining Halli at her table are two celebrated authors of the genre Dennis Lehane and James Grady.


    Dennis Lehane grew up in the Dorchester section of Boston. Since his first novel, A DRINK BEFORE THE WAR, won the Shamus Award, he’s published nine more novels including GONE BABY GONE; MYSTIC RIVER; SHUTTER ISLAND;  and LIVE BY NIGHT, which won the Edgar Award for Best Novel in 2013. MYSTIC RIVER, GONE BABY GONE, AND SHUTTER ISLAND have been made into award-winning films, and the film rights for LIVE BY NIGHT are under option to Warner Bros. with Ben Affleck producing, writing, directing, and starring. Lehane was a staff writer for HBO’s The Wire, and is a writer/producer on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. His latest book WORLD GONE BY. 


    Montana born, author and screenwriter James Grady captivated America with his New York Times bestseller SIX DAYS OF THE CONDOR, his book-turned-into the popular film Three Days of the Condor starring Robert Redford & Faye Dunaway. directed by Sydney Pollack. The movie became the father of modern spy thriller films. Besides working as a screenwriter for CBS, FX, HBO, and major studios, Grady’s journalism includes street time as a muckraker for columnist Jack Anderson after Watergate and being a cultural columnist for AOL's PoliticsDaily.com. He’s written for The Washington Post and the New Republic. He returns to the character that became a household name with his new book LAST DAYS OF THE CONDOR. 


    Mystery, suspense, a thrilling hour with two celebrated authors James Grady and Dennis Lehane on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, March 18, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

  • 00:57

    TV WRITER RICK ROSNER: THE MAN WITH THE WORLD’S SECOND-HIGHEST IQ

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    Wednesday, March 4, 3 pm ET the man with the world’s second-highest IQ and the highest IQ in America, television writer Rick Rosner joins Halli at her table when he visits The Halli Casser-Jayne Show.


    In 2012, The Huffington Post ranked Rosner, along with brainiacs like theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and chess Grandmaster Garry Kasparov, as one of the ten smartest people on the planet. According to the Giga Society, he has an 198 IQ which makes it all the more remarkable that, after graduating high school, Rosner forged documents, fabricated records, created disguises, and lied to officials so he could to return to high school over and again. From his teens through most of his 20s, Rosner spent time in five different high schools from Hollywood to Harlem. 


    All of that education and work as a stripper, a bouncer, a roller-skating waiter and a nude model somehow prepared him for his adult career as a TV writer. Rick’s credits include shows such as Remote Control, Crank Yankers, The Man Show, The Emmy Awards, The Grammy Awards and Jimmy Kimmel Live! All in all, Rosner has contributed more than 2,500 hours of broadcast television, earning himself 7 Writer’s Guild Awards and Emmy nominations.


    TV Writer, brainiac, former stripper, nude model and more on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday March 4th 3 pm ET. For more information and to listen to the show visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

  • 01:02

    THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY FROM LBJ TO HRC?

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    The American Presidency: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow is the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, February 25, 3 pm ET. Joining Halli at her table is the man the New York Times called “LBJ’S “Deputy President for Domestic Affairs” Joseph A Califano, Jr., author of the celebrated first hand account of the LBJ presidency THE TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY OF LYNDON JOHNSON: THE WHITE HOUSE YEARS and Matthew Cooper, political editor for Newsweek magazine.


    Joseph A. Califano, Jr., served in the Kennedy administration as general counsel of the army and special assistant to the secretary and deputy secretary of defense. He served as special assistant for domestic affairs to President Lyndon Johnson and secretary of health, education, and welfare in the Carter administration. He is founder and chairman of the board of The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. He is the author of more than a dozen books.


    Matthew Cooper has worked for some of America's most prestigious magazines including Time, The New Republic, National Journal, U.S. News & World Report. He wrote for Newsweek in the 1990s and rejoined the magazine in 2014. A veteran White House correspondent, he's known for his in-depth reporting and analysis from Washington. Cooper also earned national attention during the CIA leak case where his refusal to name his sources went all the way to the Supreme Court. He has appeared on "60 Minutes," "Meet the Press" and a host of broadcast and cable shows.


    From LBJ’S ’64 Civil Rights and ’65 Voting Rights Acts to the Obama presidency and a look ahead to Election 2016 and the possibility of America’s first woman president it’s politics on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

  • 01:03

    THE 87TH ACADEMY AWARDS PREVIEW SHOW

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    Hooray for Hollywood and hooray for the Oscars! This year’s 87th Academy Awards is the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, February 18, 3 pm ET. Joining Halli at her table are Betsy Sharkey, esteemed film-critic for The Los Angeles Times and  director, writer, producer, actor and reconteur Charles Matthau.


    Los Angeles Times film critic Betsy Sharkey is an award-winning entertainment journalist and bestselling author. She began her career as a feature writer for the Dallas Morning News and has since written for The New York Times, TV Guide and Esquire among others. She is a member of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.


    Director, writer, producer, actor and raconteur Charles Matthau was weaned on film. His father was actor Walter Matthau. He appeared as a child actor in such films as Charley Varrick, The Bad News Bears and House Calls before he turned to directing with The Grass Harp, from a novella by Truman Capote, and the made-for-TV movie The Marriage Fool. A graduate of the film school at the University of Southern California, Matthau also directed Doin' Time on Planet Earth, Her Minor Thing, Baby-O and Freaky Deaky starring Christian Slater.


    No one gives a party like Oscar, except The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. Join us for our Oscar celebration, February 18th 3 pm ET. The party takes place at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.


     

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