It’s Halloween weekend, so, I have to give you a little bit of a scare, don’t I?
If you’ve ever seen the 2009 movie The Haunting in Connecticut, you know the story that you’re about to hear. That scary movie was koosely based on real events, in which a family moved into what used to be a funeral home in Connecticut.
Turned out, it was a haunted funeral home.
And that’s where Lorraine Warren comes in. She and her husband Ed, both paranormal investigators, or “ghostbusters,” were called in to help the family.
I met Lorraine Warren 28 years ago. In fact, 28 years ago today, as we talked about her experience in that real life Haunting in Connecticut.
Some of you, if you’re old enough, grew up listening to Cousin Brucie on New York City radio from 1961 to 1974. Others remember him from the movie Dirty Dancing. And still others know him from his show on Sirius XM in the last 15 years.
Bruce Morrow, known on the air as Cousin Brucie, is one of America’s most famous, and most popular, disc jockeys.
I first met him in 1987, when he wrote A Memoir of his broadcast years.
And yes, he’s just as wacky and funny in person as you’d expect him to be.
So here now, from 1987, Cousin Brucie.
Cousin Brucie Morrow celebrated his 85th birthday a couple of weeks ago. And you can still hear him on New York WABC late night on Saturdays.
As the U.S. Senate moved closer to confirming Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, we’re reminded that not all nominees have such an easy ride.
In 1987, President Ronald Reagan nominated appeals court judge Robert Bork to the Supreme Court. But after a contentious hearing, the Senate rejected Bork’s nomination. And now, in fact, his name has become virtually synonymous with ignominious defeat, as in “he got borked.”
One of the several times I interviewed him was in 1991, not long after David Souter was confirmed to a seat on the high court. As you’ll hear in this interview.
So here now, from 1990 oh, Robert Bork.
Robert Bork retired from his seat on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 1988 and resumed his teaching career.
For a few days in mid-October 1962, the world teetered on tghe brink of all-out nuclear war between the United States, led by President John F. Kennedy, and the Soviet Union, commanded by Premier Nikita Khrushchev.
It began when U.S. spy planes detected Soviet missiles being shipped to, and installed in, Cuba.
President Kennedy weas determined not to allow what was seen as an act of Soviet aggression in our hemisphere, whil Khrushchev was acting in what he believed was defensed of Cuba against possihble U.S. aggression.
The situation quickly escalated into a showdown that brought us to the edge, but ultimately, cooler heads prevailed.
Tomorrow, October 13th. is the anniversary of one of history’s most famous plane crashes.
It was on October 13th, 1972 that a Uruguayan Air Force flight, chartered by a rugby team, crashed high up in the Andes mountains. Authorities tried for days to find the wreckage, but ultimately they gave up, unaware that there were survivors.
For 72 days, they did what they had to do to survive — including, unthinkably, feeding themselves by eating companions who had died in the crash.
In the end, only sixteen people came down from the mountain, including 22-year-old rugby player Nando Parrado.
Their story was told in the book and movie “Alive!” Ethan Hawke played Nando Parrado.
I met Nando Parrado 34 years after that crash, when he wrote a book called “Miracle in the Andes.”
So here now, from 2006, Nando Parrado:
Nando Parrado will be 71 in December. He is a businessman, TV personality in Uruguay, and mmotivational speaker.