I had the chance to talk with satirist and author Andy Borowitz yesterday just a few minutes after his interview on the show. I guess I felt like before I let him leave the building, there was more the world needed to know about Borowitz. And namely, the world needed to know about what was on his iPod and what it was like to be a fill-in radio host.
For those of you who don't live in New York (it's ok, I live in Jersey City, so I feel you) and are unfamiliar with the NPR station for New York, WNYC, Andy sometimes fills in for a gentleman named Leonard Lopate. (Full disclosure: Not long ago, I lent my services to Leonard's show for a spell.) Leonard hosts a daily two-hour program of interviews. He sometimes goes on vacation, and sometimes Andy fills in in Leonard's absence.
Thanks Andy for the fun talk.
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns talks with Morning Joe's Louis Burgdorf about his new film "Prohibition," his knack for advance planning, what his upcoming films will be, why he's committed to public broadcasting, and the Red Sox.
Youknow, just another day at work where we talk to Sting in the green room. No big deal or anything.
Our intrepid Louis Burgdorf was able to talk with the man, the legend about how he spends his mornings, how he's spending his 60th birthday, and his inspiration for the 1993 record "Ten Summoner's Tales."
Too too cool.
This is a pretty great one. Awesome actor Hal Holbrook Hal Holbrook talks with Morning Joe's Louis Burgdorf about the idea behind his new memoir, the film "Into the Wild," his childhood, and his advice for young actors. It's pretty serious advice, by the way.
"Parks and Recreation" star Rashida Jones talks with Morning Joe's Louis Burgdorf about her hair (and his hair), Rob Lowe's hunkiness, and her favorite musicians. Louis even lets Morning Joe Web producer, Drew Katchen, ask Rashida a question about her role on the show "Freaks and Geeks."
Former Washington D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty talks with Morning Joe's Louis Burgdorf about education reform, how he stays in shape, and whether or not he'll get back into politics.
Director Rob Reiner talks with Morning Joe's Louis Burgdorf about why Morning Joe informs all of his films, working with Morgan Freeman, and his performance in the new Broadway play "8."
The New Yorker's Dexter Filkins tells Morning Joe's Louis Burgdorf that running helps keep him focused -- even in areas such as Iraq and Afghanistan. Fillkins also tells Louis that he's reading Christopher Hitchens' new collection of essays "Arguably."
9/11 memorial designer Michael Arad talks with Morning Joe's Louis Burgdorf about why his mornings are generally hectic, creating the 9/11 memorial, and on the everyday importance of the memorial.
NFL Hall-of-Famer Emmitt Smith talks with Morning Joe's Louis Burgdorf about how he used to prepare for football games, Pensacola beaches, and who looks good in the NFL this season.
Author Irshad Manji talks with Morning Joe's Louis Burgdorf about her documentary film "Faith Without Fear," speaking with Osama bin Laden's former bodyguard, filming in Yemen, and, of course, her morning routine.