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The Crusaders: Today Show profile

  Joe Sample keyboard player with the Crusaders died yesterday in Houston. In 70’s & 80’s he was one of the most recorder keyboardists in music playing on hit records for lots of big name artists. I was lucky to get to spend some time listening to him in the studio in those days. Here’s […]

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Behind the Green Door

  In Rome yesterday I went to see Behind the Green Door.  No not the old Marilyn Chambers porn movie, but the green doors in the center of the Villa del Priorato di Malta.  A peephole in one door offers a unique view of the dome at St. Peter’s framed by the Villa’s secret gardens.  […]

Elvis Death 5th Anniversary

  Throwback Thursday Elvis anniversary special.  37 years ago on Aug. 16th the King of Rock ‘n Roll died at his home in Memphis, Tenn.  On the 5th anniversary of his death I filed this report for the Today Show talking about all the fans who showed up for a candlelight parade past his grave […]

Icebucket Challenge Accepted

  Betty had way too much fun helping me take the als icebucket challenge, but it’s for a good cause. An former NBC colleague, Kathy Riggins, issued the challenge so I had no choice but to accept.  But a suggestion for ALS, next time come up with a hot shower fund raiser. Certain parts of […]

Antelope Canyon: Cathedral in Nature

  On approach, from only a few feet away, Antelope Canyon looks like nothing more than a narrow nasty gash in the red Navajo Sandstone near Page, Arizona.  But descend into this crack in the earth & you enter one of nature’s spectacular cathedrals.  Hiking in Upper & Lower Antelope in 2006 I shot some […]

Couch Potatoes On The Trail

Couch Potatoes, the movie. Taylor & I find a couch by the trail in Colorado where we take a break & reward ourselves for 5 days of hiking and climbing two 14,000 ft. peaks, Mt Sherman & Mt. Sneffels. The views & the brews were great.  ID’s were checked and no kids were injured in […]

James Brown Self-Destructs

  Throwback Thursday Godfather of Soul special. The new James Brown biopic, “Get On Up” reminded me of a story I once did about the legendary singer and the police chase that landed him in prison. The movie begins with that event, but here’s how it went down in the words of the people who […]