Andy jumped right into content today and went straight into an interview with Ryan Mauro about what will happen next in Syria. They also spoke about NATO handing control of Afghanistan to the Afghan Army and Hamid Karzai’s plans to talk to the Taliban. Janet E. Johnson called in to analyze the 5-4 Supreme Court decision stating that ‘silence CAN be used against a person before their Miranda Rights are read’. They also talked about a falsely imprisoned man getting a $6 million settlement for spending 24 years in jail during which time he got divorced. Well, his ex-wife is back and looking for some of that money. They spoke about another high profile divorce – Harold Hamm and the $11 billion fortune at stake, no prenup no problems!
I got to do almost a full hour of Bizarre News today! There were so many stories that Andy and I covered, I couldn’t possibly list them here but these were some of my favorites: an update and ruling on the case of the 8 month erection, a man’s dui on a shopping cart, Coney Island’s shocking killing spree, a really bad babysitter, how Jon Gosselin single handedly destroyed a fashion empire, and a Canadian couple being forced to foot a $5,000 excavation bill after finding bones from the 1500’s in their yard. Andy explained the Obama Care Data Hub before going into the Newswire.
Oh man, I LOVED this segment – Brian Stelter, author of Top of the Morning, called in to talk about the value of the network morning shows and all the backstabbing and money that goes along with that whole world. It was FASCINATING. They spoke all about why Matt Lauer is so unlikeable, ABC and NBC’s ratings swap during the Ann Curry debacle, and why CBS just can’t get it together when it comes to their morning programming. At the end of the hour I came back in to give an Anthony Weiner update!
Andy’s monologue today was focused on today’s Top 5 Stories. He talked about Obama’s pledge last week to give arms to Syrian Rebels. He also played audio from Sarah Palin’s speech over the weekend where among many other things she said that Allah should sort it out in Syria and that we should mind our own business. Andy moved on to last night’s Miss USA Pageant and played Miss Utah’s response to the wage inequality question posed by a Real Housewife. It’s pretty classic. He did a recap of Edward Snowden’s Q&A on the Guardian today essentially reiterating his support for Bradley Manning and finally he reported that the HHS has issued a new ruling that requires all agencies and insurers to swap health care data. I joined him in studio to hear some of the voicemails that rolled in over the weekend, mostly just mean ones about me. Dan Holler called in to analyze some of the top five stories and give his perspective on Mayor Bloomberg’s new idea to implement city wide composting. I came back in studio for a short Bizarre News; we talked about a man that survived a 15 floor fall, the details of that strange Hong Kong to Newark flight, and why you don’t share your BBQ with a bear!
It was nice to welcome Mike Walker back into his regular spot today after missing last week and full NSA coverage. He had a lot to talk about; my favorite was Matt Damon being terrified that he may have caught HPV from Michael Douglas in the filming of Behind The Candelabra. Mercedes Schlapp called in for her regular hit also speaking about the Bloomberg composting idea, she likes it. Andy took a lot of your calls.
Dr. Mitch!!! I’m so happy he was back today, his stories were amazing. They talked about an Australian woman who woke up with a French accent following a car crash, how growing a beard could save you from skin cancer, and a mom in Pennsylvania that likes to drink blood. Andy closed the show with your calls.
Andy did a quick roundup where he reported that the top story on the Today Show this morning was not about Syria, it was not about the NSA or the IRS…it was about a deck that collapsed at a Miami Sports bar, killing no one and wetting several. Chaos! He also spoke about an FBI director that admitted to not interviewing anyone associated with the IRS scandle when it came to singling out Tea Party groups for audits. I came in studio for Bizarre News, we talked about a man arrested after demonstrating his First Amendment rights, a 94 year old Nazi has been found living in Minnesota, and the possibility of more victims in the Cleveland Sex Dungeon Case.
Matt DeBord called in for the Business Report. They spoke about the 9-0 Supreme Court ruling on DNA, how to simplify the tax code, and the latest advice from Angela Merkel telling unemployed people to leave Europe if they’re unhappy. Dan Hampton joined Andy to discuss the war in Syria and then Andy took your calls.
After a bunch more calls Producer Michelle (still not engaged) called in for her Entertainment Report. She previewed the movies coming out this weekend: This is The End and Man of Steel. I’m DEFINITELY checking out This is The End, I have a crush on Seth Rogen. They also did a reading of the amazing correspondence between Charlie Sheen and Teen Mom Farrah Abraham. Pure entertainment. Have a great weekend!