Todd Yasui: Behind the scenes of late night TV

Big time TV producer, Todd Yasui is the guest today. Todd was the Executive Producer of “Late Late Show” with Kilborne and Ferguson. He was also my boss on “The Queen Latifah Show.” It’s amazing to learn that he got his first job by cold calling the infamous Helen Kushnick of the “The Tonight Show.” Todd gets into detail about his the early chaotic days of that show. It’s the truth behind “The Late Shift.” (Ok, the book was pretty close.)

Todd is very open and frank. if you love backstage showbiz stories, this is the show for you. Todd also talks about fighting with Steven Segal and we discuss our experience dealing with Bill Cosby as the allegations began.

Check out Bonus Yasui! Todd tells us his 3 must see cult movies.

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David Letterman Former EP Robert “Morty” Morton

Dave and Morty - Hollywood styleThe man behind Letterman – Robert “Morty” Morton talks about “The Late Shift” which is based on his time during the Letterman/Leno feuds. Morty gives us insight to what it was like to be on the front lines of the backstabbing of the late night wars.

Also, Morty chimes in on who should replace Letterman and Leno if they are ever to retire.
Today’s show is part one of an interview with Morty.

You can watch the movie on Amazon (we get a cut).

 

Listen to part 2 here!

Listen to part two where Morty talks about a cranky Regis, a crazy Kath Lee and who should Co-host with Kelly. Plus get behind the scenes of the Letterman/Bill Hicks story and hear how Tom Schneider busted Morty on air .  Bonus: We’ll tell you who  Tom Schneider is. Continue reading “David Letterman Former EP Robert “Morty” Morton”