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Our New Storytellers Series Debuts with Tony Bennett Oct. 24

Tony Bennett in The Zen of Bennett

BIG NEWS. Or, as we like to call him, Mr. Tony Bennett. The legendary crooner kicks off our new Storytellers series, featuring the most talented people on the planet.

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Our new series will feature the greatest storytellers of our time, from radio, film, literature and music, talking with hosts Eric Olsen (@amhaunted) of America’s Most Haunted and The Morton Report and BlogTalkRadio‘s own Director of Marketing, Chitra Agrawal.

Eric Olsen, BlogTalkRadio Host

Eric Olsen

Chitra Agrawal, Marketing Director at BlogTalkRadio

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There are few greater storytellers than Tony Bennett, who’s spent 60 years interpreting the lyrics of the American Songbook with his inimitable voice. Tony will premiere our new Storytellers series on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 3PM EST and talk about an upcoming documentary about his life, The Zen of Bennett and his newest album, Viva Duets.

The Zen of Bennett premiered to strong critical and audience reactions at the Tribeca Film Festival in April. In the film, on the eve of his 85th birthday, Tony reflects back over his 60 year career and discusses his philosophies of life, lessons learned, and his passion for art and music.  The documentary features many touching moments including Tony in the studio singing duets with the likes of Natalie Cole, John Mayer, the late Amy Winehouse and Lady Gaga.

Watch the trailer:

The Zen of Bennett will debut in theaters in New York on Wednesday, October 24th, followed by openings in select cities throughout November and December.  The film will also be available on Netflix streaming after November 12th.

Viva Duets, is Tony’s third duets-themed project, following the platinum selling and critically praised Duets and Duets II albums. Viva Duets features Tony singing his greatest hits with a celebrated roster of Latin artists including Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Miguel Bose and Maria Gadu.

Marc Anthony & Tony Bennett

He remains the Columbia recording artist with the greatest longevity at the label and his Duets II CD, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Album charts making him the oldest artist to achieve the top spot at the age of 85. Viva Duets is set to release on October 23rd.

We’re collecting questions for Tony on our Facebook event page. Join to ask your questions and save the date for the show on Wednesday, October 24th @ 3PM EST.  You can tune in to the live show here or by phone at (646) 716-5155.

Lost Tony Bennett Interview: Pop Icon Recalls Shotgun-Toting Stalker—Who Might Still Be at Large

His heart may be in San Francisco, but Tony Bennett almost had his guts spilled all over Buffalo.

In a 1995 interview by Robin Milling—which has never before been made public in its entirety—the legendary crooner told our host of a homicidal stalker he encounter during the 1950s.

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Because of him: "It's taught me to watch it for the rest of my life," Tony (above) said of being stalked by a psycho.

“When I first started, we had a tremendous scare that I’ve never really quite gotten over.

“I was up in Buffalo and there was a club owner there, Harry Altman, who owned the Town Casino,” Tony told Robin.

“He said, ‘There’s a whole stack of letters here and this man is threatening he’s going to kill you.’ He was a demented person who called me a communist one night or thought I stole his wife the second night.

“Each letter was more morbid than the last. He said, Continue reading

Programming Highlights; July 20, 2010

tony-bennett1At noon Robin Milling flashes back to 1995, when she went one-on-one with Tony Bennett—who recounted a chilling tale of a crazed fan. “He was a demented person,” Tony told our host. “He said, ‘I have a sawed-off shotgun and when you come out of the backstage I’m going to shoot you.’”
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At 9 PM The Bottom Line Sports Show’s Gerald Brown kicks it with four-time NBA All-Star Shawn Marion of the Dallas Mavericks. Nicknamed “The Matrix” for his seemingly supernatural athleticism, Shawn will weigh in on the dream team that’s shaping up at his alma-mater team, The Heat.
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At 10 PM Olivia Wilder hangs with Matt Walton, who plays Elijah Clarke on One Life to Live, while also doing guest turns on series as Rescue Me and Royal Pains. Matt will chat about his duties for The Onion Sports Network, which is soon to be a Comedy Central series.
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At 8 PM 123 Film!’s Sam Heer welcomes Hollywood visual-effects master Stephen Rosenbaum, who has won Oscars for his work on Forrest Gump and Avatar. The 20-year veteran, now a visual effects pupervisor at Digital Domain, will discuss the state of his art form.
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At 4 PM Betty Jo Tucker and her Movie Addict Headquarters team reveal the results of their Ten Best Animated Films poll. Among the flicks in the running are Despicable Me (above), The Lion King, Chicken Run, Pinocchio, A Boy Named Charlie Brown and Monsters, Inc.
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At 3 PM Host Laura Lavigne gets up close and personal with motivational speaker Yossi Ghinsberg, the former Israeli soldier who, in 1981, surived three weeks alone in the uncharted Amazon jungle after being separated from his traveling companions.
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At 9 PM Icon Fetch host Tony Peters mixes it up with Krokus. The Swiss rockers, best known for hits like Screaming in the Night and Stayed Awake All Night, are back to their original lineup for the first time in 25 years, with a new album titled Hoodoo.
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At 2 PM Continuing her Gratitude Week series, which focuses on optimism, love and empowerment, Gab with the Gurus Connie Bennett sits down with Diana Kirschner, author of Love in 50 Days: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Own True Love.

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