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Programming Highlights; March 31, 2010

Tune in to some great content from today on BlogTalkRadio.
*Please note that all show times are listed in EST time.
Today’s Programming Highlights:

politician-for-christie1At 2 PM California gubernatorial candidate Ken Miller sits down with The Green Revolution Show host Wayne Bowser to chat about his plans for unseating incumbent Arnold Schwarzenegger—and, if elected, how he’ll help bring renewable energy to the Golden State’s deserts.



UNDERCOVER BOSSAt 2 PM Rick Arquilla, president and COO of sewer-clearance behemoth Roto-Rooter, drops in on Bob “Mr. Media” Andelman to moan about his misadventures on the hit CBS reality series Undercover Boss—which puts captains of industry on their own front lines.



serius-jones-for-christieAt 5:30 PM Rapper Serius Jones, whose smokin’ singles include Revolution and Ain’t It True, chills with Spate Radio host Antoine King while filling us in on his new tracks and upcoming live appearances.



author-chick-for-christie5At 7 PM New York Times best-selling author Adriana Trigiani, whose Very Valentine introduced the world to heroine Valentine Roncalli, stops by Book Club Girl to chat about the novel’s follow-up, Brava, Valentine—in which Valentine finds her business aspirations (and relationship) in peril.



elisabeth-shue-for-christieTonight at 10 PM Screen siren Elisabeth Shue, whose role in Leaving Las Vegas earned her an Oscar nomination, pulls up a seat at the Movie Geeks’ table to chat about her new flick, Don McKay, which opens April 2 and co-stars Thomas Haden Church.



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Partying with Cosby on BlogTalkRadio

Have you heard about Bill Cosby’s LISTENing parties?cosnarati

The New York Times just reviewed veteran comedian and cultural icon Bill Cosby’s dive into the social media space, including his use of the BlogTalkRadio platform to broadcast his views in yesterday’s piece, Cosby Takes a Web Plunge, Sweaters in Tow.

Last month, Bill took to BlogTalkRadio’s airwaves for a Virtual Town Hall Meeting at a live event in New York City.  At the event, Bill introduced the new Cosnarati Band to perform tracks from their debut album, Bill Cosby Presents the Cosnarati: State of Emergency.  The album features socially conscious hip hop music, with lyrics written by Bill himself.  The NYC event was designed to stimulate live conversation among Cosby fans of all ages about important social issues such as abuse, peer pressure, and improving education.

cosHere’s where Bill’s LISTENing Parties come in.

Cosby’s initiative aims to increase consciousness about these issues, and to make sure the discussion continues at home.  To this end, he wants fans to order the album and plan a LISTENing party for groups of fans, so they can talk about the issues raised together afterward.  You can host a private LISTENing party, or a public LISTENing event, at your church, school, or in your community.  The public parties get the album gratis and free swag, and are registered at BillCosby.com for easy joinability.  Read the official Party Manual for all the deets.

And if you’re like us, and most of your friends are online, what better way to break down the messages from Bill’s album with a chat on BlogTalkRadio?  If you’re hosting a LISTENing party in your area, register for a free account with us and take your chat to the airwaves, where the intellectual becomes interactive.

NY Times Scribes David Pogue and Nick Kristof: Digital Impersonation and Moral Indignation

Two of the Grey Lady’s greatest voices graced BlogTalkRadio yesterday; one with a titter-worthy Twitter tale, the other enraged by enslavement of the fair sex in South Asia.

Interviewed on Zane Safrit, New York Times personal-technology columnist David Pogue recalled his ironic road from social-media critic to social-media convert.

CAPTION: David: Illicit aid accumulating Twitter followers.

David: Underhanded aid in accumulating Twitter followers.

“Interestingly, I didn’t start on Twitter. An imposter did!” he told host Zane Safrit.

“I used to employ an office assistant, whose husband unbeknownst to me, had signed up for a Twitter account using my name— and had been tweeting, with absolutely no knowledge by me, for months!

“When I finally discovered this, somebody said, ‘Hey, I’ve been enjoying following you on Twitter.’ And I was like, ‘But I’m not on Twitter,'” continued David, who also pens the popular “Pogue’s Posts” blog and who authored the new book, The World According to Twitter.

“So the guy wound up Continue reading

To Survive in a Digital World, Newspapers Must Shift Radically – or Face Extinction

Dubbed a player by top industry pub.

Alan Levy

by Alan Levy

Seth Godin makes many relevant points in his recent blog post entitled “Watching the Times Struggle and What You Can Learn.”  The marketing guru has come up with a series of innovative suggestions for The New York Times as they confront the most challenging environment in their history.

While there are no doubt many things the newspaper of record can do to stem its losses, can it be enough to offset the enormous structural gap between their online advertising revenues and their offline revenue model?

In my view, the answer is no.

In a recent article by The Times‘ own David Carr, David clearly explains that the revenue CPMs generated by nytimes.com is a fraction of the dollars generated by home delivery, advertisements in the actual paper and newsstand sales.  He goes on to say, “Newspapers, which began the race with a huge lead in terms of human assets, may end up just another part of the under-informed commodity of clutter.”

This problem is not simply limited to The Times; it’s one that’s impacting most major newspaper and magazine.

Please consider this: I still have The Times delivered to my home in New Jersey each morning. In fact, I am changing my delivery service to weekend only, simply because I never open the newspaper during the week, though I do enjoy the experience of reading the Sunday edition. That being said, back when when I subscribed to home delivery of a daily paper, I had two choices: The Bergen Record and The Times.  TWO CHOICES!

On the web, of course, I not only have hundreds (if not thousands) of responsible news outlets to consume much of the same content that appears in The Times, but I can read a more updated version of the paper for free from their site or via RSS – or even through my twitter alerts. Do I need to visit nytimes.com to read about Citibank’s recent bailout, or can I visit any number of world-class sites vying for my page view?

Again, newspapers have cannibalized their own base by offering the same content for free – and in a more timely manner – on their websites. Can they do anything different? Can they charge for this online content, much like The Wall Street Journal did prior to being acquired by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.?

The answer is of course no. But this is precisely why The Times will need a major structural change to survive. Today, online news is a commodity and The Times, The Journal and every other major publication will ultimately look at themselves in the mirror and completely change the way they report news.

There is no turning back.

Bob Cox of the Media Bloggers Association on Blog World Expo Radio


Members of the blogosphere won’t want to miss out on today’s Blog World Expo Radio show. Hosts Jim Turner and Rick Calvert will be chatting with the president of the Media Blogger’s Association, Robert Cox.

Why is this a big deal?

Unless you’ve been hiding in a cave or off Twitter for a while, there’s a big ‘ol storm brewing because of a funny little blog called The Drudge Retort which poked a bit of fun at the real deal Drudge Report. Not everyone has a sense of humor and the Associated Press went DMCA on The Drudge Retort’s butt. Backlash ensued.

Read Rick Calvert’s explanation at the BWE blog:

Very short version of the story, The AP sent several DMCA take down notices to The Drudge Retort. Some of those notices went beyond normal fair use standards. Rogers Cadenhead the publisher of The Drudge Retort complied with several of the notices and called the Media Bloggers Association for help.

Then all hell broke loose. The Blogosphere is railing against the AP. Jeff Jarvis has been very vocal. Sites like TechCrunch and Little Green Footballs are banning all AP content.

Mike Arrington and numerous others suspect a conspiracy between The AP, The NYT and The MBA.

Others are calling the MBA a flat out scam and even attacking the man at the center of this bruhaha Cadenhead.

Now some are coming to the MBA and Cox’ defense.

What is the real story? I don’t know and the truth is most folks in the Blogosphere don’t either but that doesn’t stop many from forming opinions and lynching parties.

To get the whole story and to find out how this will effect you as a blogger, tune in today at 3:00 p.m. EST to BWE Radio. You can call in at 646-716-7047 or add your views to the chat.

See you there.

Philip Shenon: Uncensored 9/11 Investigation

Mr. Media welcomes Philip Shenon, New York Times investigative reporter and author of “THE COMMISSION: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation.”

Shenon Philip Shenon is an investigative reporter with The New York Times, where he has worked since 1981. He was the lead reporter on the investigation of the September 11 commission and has held several of the most important assignments of the Washington Bureau, including chief Defense Department correspondent, diplomatic correspondent, Congressional correspondent and Justice Department Correspondent. www.thecommissionbook.com

Shenon gets a taste of his own medicine as he joins Mr. Media today at 1pm ET for an in-depth exclusive interview about

From the Warren Commission’s inception, Shenon covered its workings on a daily basis, developing sources at all levels of the investigation. Now, more than five years later, he has returned to those sources and uncovered important information which casts a new light on what the Commission discovered – and failed to discover in his book: “THE COMMISSION: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation”