Category Archives: television

MOR-TV To Air Two Tampa Bay Bucs Games Including London Tilt with Carolina

(Tampa, FL) MOR-TV announced today that it has been named the exclusive broadcast station in Tampa Bay for both Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers regular season NFL games.

The first game to air will be at Carolina on Thursday, September 12th at 8:20PM. The second game will be played at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on Sunday, October 13th at 9:30AM.

Each game will be preceded by MOR-TV’s Countdown to Kickoff pre-game show at 6:30PM on September 12th and 8:00AM on October 13th.

“We are beyond excited to broadcast these NFL matchups for all our viewers at home,” explains Pam Barber, President & General Manager of MOR-TV and Estrella TV Tampa Bay.

MOR-TV can be seen over the air at 32.1; and on cable on Spectrum 12/HD 1012; Frontier Fios 12/HD 512; DirecTV 32, Dish Network 32, and Comcast 12/HD 437.





Apollo 11 50th Anniversary: Mutual Radio’s Don Blair talks about covering the recovery mission

Don Blair anchored the radio coverage of the Apollo 11 splashdown in July 1969 for the Mutual Radio Network. In this TV interview I did with Don in 2005, he talks about broadcasting to one of the largest audiences in radio history and his book “Splashdown, NASA and the Navy”. Don Blair passed away in Dec. 2018.





Remembering the great Tim Conway who passed away at 85

I had the honor of talking with Tim Conway on radio several years ago. He was as nice as he was talented.





Interview with Joyce Randolph aka “Trixie Norton” on “The Honeymooners”

My radio interview with actress Joyce Randolph known to millions of TV fans as Trixie Norton on “The Honeymooners”. This was originally aired on WIBQ (now WSRQ) radio in Sarasota, FL in 2004. Bob Biermann is the other voice who was co-hosting the show that day.





Artist Spotlight Mary Tyler Moore

Doug Miles talks with Herbie J. Pilato author of “Mary: The Mary Tyler Moore Story” about one of television’s most popular stars. Autographed copies of the book are available at Herbie’s website: https://www.herbiejpilato.com.





Sarasota Film Festival Review: “Mike Wallace is Here”

(Sarasota, FL) The Sarasota Film Festival opened Friday night with a screening of a “Mike Wallace is Here”, a documentary that generated a lot of buzz at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The film vividly tells the story of arguably the most famous television journalist of the 20th century.

If you remember Mike Wallace from his days on “60 minutes”, you know his hard-hitting interview style that he created first in the 1950’s and later became his trademark on “60 Minutes”. This film goes back and tells his entire career story of when he began in early radio in the late 1930’s and 1940s doing shows like “The Green Hornet” and “Sky King”. Wallace was a radio actor and announcer before going into early television where he did commercials and talk shows. He also acted, hosted game shows and variety shows. But Mike Wallace, born Myron Leon Wallik in Brookline, Massachusetts in 1918, made his name doing a show called “Night Beat” on the old Dumont Network with a raw, hard-hitting one-on-one interrogation style which was at the time very unique, unusual and ground breaking. That show went on to the ABC network and lasted for several years.

The film depicts how Wallace decided to a change his career to being strictly a newsman. The tragedy of his son Peter who died in 1962 in Greece was the impetus to dedicate himself to doing more meaningful journalism. Wallace joined CBS and worked as a general reporter before he and producer Don Hewitt were given a directive to come up with an idea do something. What they created in 1968 was a revolutionary concept at the time, a magazine for television called “60 Minutes”.

The broadcast got low ratings for several years until the Watergate scandal in the early 70’s when the show took off and eventually became number one. Wallace’s investigative no holds barred style of reporting made him a household name.

The documentary directed by Avi Belkin, delves into the tough times including Wallace’s suffering from depression after being sued by General William Westmoreland over a report on the Viet Nam War and his failed marriages. Wallace admits in a candid interview done by colleague Morley Safer, that he was not a great father or husband and at one time thought of committing suicide.

Belkin makes great use of vintage footage from the CBS archives as well as kinescope clips from Wallace’s early career in television showcasing how versatile he was as a broadcaster. It wasn’t always a smooth ride for Wallace getting to the top of his profession, but it sure wasn’t dull.

“Mike Wallace is Here” will be distributed to theaters later this year according to Belkin, who held a Q&A after the screening in Sarasota. In the meantime, the documentary is being shown at other film festivals throughout the country. Highly recommended.





Sports Talk with Don Henderson and Doug Miles 4-6-19

Don Henderson and Doug Miles recap the first week of major league baseball, preview the NHL playoffs and Masters.





Remembering the great Bob Einstein who passed away today at 76





“Talk Across America Classic” Interview with Ed McMahon

A conversation with TV’s Ed McMahon from 2005 originally aired on WIBQ, now WSRQ radio.





“Book Talk” guest Kelsey Miller author “I’ll Be There for You: The One About Friends”

Doug Miles talks with Kelsey Miller author “I’ll Be There for You: The One About Friends” on “Talk Across America”. Book available here: https://amzn.to/2q5MHSg