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Ron Howard Apes Richard Nixon: “Don’t come up behind me like that!” Cracks the Director-Cum-Impressionist

Fans of ’60s TV know him as Opie Taylor.

Fans of ’70s TV know him as Richie Cunningham.

Fans of ‘80s, ‘90s and ‘00s feature films know him as the creative force behind such hits as Splash, Apollo 13 and A Beautiful Mind.

Now BlogTalkRadio fans know Ron Howard as a Rich Little wannabe!

I am not a politician!

Ron: I am not a politician!

In a Wilshire & Washington interview about his latest directorial effort, Frost/Nixon, which tells the story of British talk-show host David Frost’s 1977 interview series with Richard Nixon – for which the then-resigned president was paid big bucks – Ron launches into a dead-on impression of Tricky Dick.

“Everybody that you interview who knew Nixon – no matter how much they loved him – they can’t help but do ‘Richard Nixon’ at some point,” Ron tells W&W host Ted Johnson.

“You know, he said to me, ‘Please don’t come up behind me like that!’ And they have to do that and it’s so funny, which is why I really wanted Oliver Platt [in his role as Bob Zelnick, executive producer of the Nixon-Frost interviews] to go full-out in his scene,” says Ron.

To hear more from Ron about Frost/Nixon, which opens Dec. 5 and stars Frank Langella as Nixon, click here.

What’s Going On? Wednesday December 3, 2008

Academy Award-winning director, Ron Howard

Ron: Making history with "Nixon."

Welcome to another action-packed day of programming courtesy of BlogTalkRadio. There’s a lot going on today so I won’t bore you with the small talk. Suffice it to say, you’ll want to stay tuned well past sundown. (All times EST.)

An interview with Academy- Award winning director Ron Howard is on tap for Wilshire & Washington this morning. Ron talks about his new flick, Nixon/Frost, starring the great Frank Langella as Richard Nixon and Michael Sheen as British talk-show host David Frost. Listen in at 10:30 a.m.

Sin City Sessions is featuring a sizzling bikini giveaway courtesy of designer Kari Anne Peniche. The bikinis are valued at $400, so listen in to learn how you can win. The show aired at midnight, but the podcast is available on demand.

American Idol contestant Blake Lewis brings his beatbox to Buzzworthy Radio this afternoon at 2:30. Tune in to find out what he’s been up to since being booted from the popular television talent competition.

Star Trek the Next Generation‘s Jonathon Frakes will be a guest on SyFy Radio tonight at 10:00 p.m.

Guess who’s visiting Movie Geeks United tonight at 10:00? Why, it’s Proffesor Severus Snape himself, actor Alan Rickman. He’s stopping by to discuss his latest projects.

If you miss any of these segments, don’t despair. All of our programming is available on demand immediately following the live broadcast.