and How It All Went Wrong!
Tribute by Jim Metzner, Host of Pulse of the Planet
Columnist and Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer is interviewed on radio legend Barry Farber's radio show, and plugs his new book.
Barry did a nightly 3 hour program on WOR in the 1970's featuring guests and topics from all directions - often on the same show. This program, transferred to digital form thanks to Herb Squire, at WOR at the time, starts off with David Rothenberg, founder of the Fortune Society, that fights for the rights of the incarcerated. Three ex convicts are in the studio, discussing the Rahway Prison uprising. Actress Butterfly McQueen (Gone With The Wind) gets involved! Then Barry goes on to interview two legendary engineers from the WOR family that got their start doing radio drama sound effects during the 1930's and '40's! Walt McDonough and Mack Bernoit share fascinating stories, rich history, and good laughs. Walt describes recording Count Basie at Birdland, literally in the dark and was working with Orson Wells the night War Of The Worlds was broadcast. Was radio more glamorous back then? Not only did the talent wear a tux to the studio for a live broadcast - the sound engineers did too! And the commercials will bring a smile to anyone that remembers Gimbels Department Store, The Picadilly Hotel, Proof of The Pudding Restaurant and much more!
In NYC, 2015 Barry, who is a student of 26 languages gave the Keynote address at the Polyglot conference. Enjoy this brilliant talk.
Barry asks his grandfather about everything from the Old Country (Russia) to his views on space travel, how he met Grandma Marcus and his love for his new country.
How many conservative broadcasters can boast that a Beatle is a big fan? I asked him what he and John Lennon had in common. "We hated Communist Dictatorships!"
This is a beautiful tale of their meeting.
We have Ellis Feaster to thank for this rare treat! Barry interviews Jean Shepherd on June 26 1975. Part 1 of 2
We have Ellis Feaster to thank for this rare treat! Barry interviews Jean Shepherd on June 26 1975. Part 2 of 2
Prologue and Epilogue of a 1983 Barry Farber TV show. Wish we could see the whole show, but this gives us the idea. Topic: Should the Ku Klux Klan be outlawed? Featuring Julian Bond and Klansman Donald Black. Thank you Anoid Production Youtube Channel for this video
Barry recalls Christmas night 1956 when he helped Hungarian refugees escape to freedom at the Austrian border. Thank you Hungarian Consulate in NYC and Ferenc Kumin, who interviews here. He was the Hungarian Counsel General in NY at the time, currently Hungary's ambassador to the UK.
Learn Any Language With Barry Farber. This seminar was produced as special content for subscribers to PBS. This short clip is just the intro.
Barry appeared on "To Tell The Truth" Thanks to Classic Video Streams for finding and uploading this footage
Barry Farber and Tony Randall banter and laugh together - trying to figure out who is, in real life, the bigger slob!
Barry has an upbeat and heartwarming conversation with comic Henny Youngman, in the 1980's. Famous for "Take My Wife... please", The "King of One Liners" was 79 years old, and still working 15 dates a month.
Enjoy a sweet trip back in time.
Barry Farber TV show close from 1982. Topic: The Connie Francis tragedy and the criminals responsible.