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Max Robbins 1/18/09

Jan 18, 2010|

Max Robins TV Guru and Vice President of The Paley Center (formerly The Museum of Television and Radio) will be with us to answer all of those nagging questions about your favorite show on the boob tube...

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-- -- -- 7469432218774694322. But just video three or four minute interview with politico the website which -- life. The -- said. -- -- can use X -- tell me why the voters in Massachusetts are so pissed off for myself I think a little more of reform and that's involved I'll do my best in the time myself but the remaining to make. 1877469432218774694322. We'll take one segment breaking go what from max Robbins he is a a veteran journalist covering the broadcast TV industry just wanna take a little bit of a break -- we hope to be joined by -- again a top 550. And day MB and I thought that would just give people a chance to watch again take a breather -- smacks any questions they want to max is a veteran broadcast a journalist. And he had now works for the -- center for media and New York City. And he is security answer your questions about television. Correct max. It couldn't be nothing could be more correct now he. I think it'd -- part of why I think voters are so pissed off that fit both Conan O'Brien and Jay Leno -- -- -- In this story nobody told you know. That's you know you're right I didn't even thought about that. That is what. I think the -- at the heart of their discontent. -- you know -- -- I gotta say I hate to admit this but there was a story in the globe yesterday that I kind of agreed weapon without the it was about the talk show wars in the Palestinian. Why is this so why -- speak to why did what do people still care about these talk shows -- the face of but basically very few people watcher now that they're merely shadows of their former selves. Why is it such a big deal anymore. I think it's media narcissism of how we I wonder the public at large really cares sure I care. I would cover in this business for years. And what -- Massachusetts it's like having a senate race to -- we have a late night talk show fight. That's right and you know everybody -- a good dust up but but you know -- they get into it I don't think I don't think it's you know. John or Mary public watching late night TV here's 11 bit about just soccer at the head of NBC universal. And whether he's good or bad it is job. You know and I mean yeah. How much is Conan the -- -- like -- about max how much is Conan O'Brien gonna get to walk away. -- walking away that's like -- the figure I keep. I I keep that you -- bandied about is about forty million. Forty million. All we believe I thought I was gonna started like twenty million or some of them well I don't think I don't there. You have to get the full forty I think that did a ballot it's. It's passed some of that money and I'm probably not and found significant -- gonna go to you know his writers producers all the people who are -- their wives -- and we to go to dish from the. New York -- and we're we're not gonna go to work for fox admits it's the -- -- The only and it's like you know means the bridle path -- -- couple I've read this is the funny thing is that. Bit I think it by failing Cheney wins and right failing Conan win. -- Because he he got a deal for 45 million right so he's gonna so what you're hearing is he's gonna get all but five million of the the agreed upon -- Yet he's did most of the -- and I think he could be back do you beyond boxes in the September some people are saying even earlier. Now I wonder in this deal that -- they're given that part of this is hush money. That overdid everything you'll write the check but he's got a -- Take your hands off policy no more around house punches. Those you know I didn't I thought that was it wasn't a -- letter but I thought the letter could have been a lot tougher to we have now -- wasn't the worst thing I've ever read. -- -- -- in the least but you know and that takes something -- yes when you fire me you wanna give me hush money like that. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- You're selling yourself cheap when call him. Forty million. But I'm disappointed in him. I know I know what can I tell -- the general here's what we're learned something from. 18774694322. Let's -- a couple questions for -- -- wanted to get right back to the Senate race by just wanted to give somebody -- -- -- -- I wanna give everybody a breather here from the Senate race. Since it's been Walter Wally for a few days now -- -- know -- next with Howie -- max -- go ahead -- Ali. Good evening. Called from what stood Scarborough country go yeah. Yeah this max. These series Dexter. Arms bearing Michael C. Hall who just revealed that he blows up fighting cancer yet -- do you think that's gonna effect. These shows. Run any -- bit I guess -- the fifth season they had their way to do it received did you. Got none. -- -- -- -- I can lymphoma Obama thank you think for help you know okay what did I know it's not on the and and from what lenders you know what they're they're telling us the prognosis is pretty good it might that production back a little bit but. The here's hoping to -- show it's a great actor pierce opened yet got it OpenId and agencies that work. Yeah I'm not wanna get hooked on series but I got hooked on this one. Do you want billion in New York City to pull me and then there's west you're right I watched the best season to watch -- and I've watched every episode I got. Tomorrow you'll never be free max. I know I'm not -- -- hard to -- hard to fit the bill does what. Thanks for the call Joe rich your next with Howie Carr -- and max robins from the paley center for media go ahead rich. I -- always and that's -- -- -- Where they're quick question for we have always sunny in Philadelphia impeccable background. I understand it has been picked up really funny show very quirky not everybody's face but hey it's got any DeVito but the -- how we. -- did he do you know. Can be a superstar. There's still hope for you miss the. I don't know I mean -- them and -- the reputation of about a flight. I don't know -- compared to city to -- your light you know you're George Clooney you know looks the part. I Yemen if anyone doubts that you could see me tonight on fox. -- all you. Little commentary coming -- I MI doing I'm doing yup I don't do you know what I only do the prime time shows anymore Mac to a figure from getting paid any thing I might as well just get the maximum amount of publicity. You know I don't why why if that you don't I don't have to take a shower in the middle of the day why should I bother you know. But also I'll do I'll do Hannity or O'Reilly. All you can -- big number adults who did well thank you. Telling you know they all I -- they had to leave it right -- many happy hour show on Fox Business the. Well do you get how do you get some the drink -- how. Now I didn't. And they hit the newly you know not only did they have trained -- to deploy -- the -- in the Waldorf Astoria but they brought out all trailed buffalo chicken -- it's somebody your -- one wing. Well the monkey business channels gonna have its own business show on its going to be called open bar here and -- like new you know we're not gonna while we're not gonna -- either which really gonna be open bar. Like it took you know I took myself -- get -- -- kind of stared at. And that's what they did -- -- -- quick -- the last full time barbershop. And in this they have they have all that the that the guys there's two Brothers were on the -- Now all these strips out there I was on my way out basically assure you don't wanna pop. Caroline has a question for you Matt sorry -- -- -- opened up. No it's just -- doing. How it's doing great to break -- -- huge huge. And if and if I mean as good if if if the kid on that don't like and up in the -- tanker jail I think you'll have a long life. She tries the talk now like Jersey -- -- in Massachusetts don't even don't even attempt -- doing -- -- colleagues -- I owe us some then -- -- the. And all that really made the problem Broward. This. I know you did -- but have you bought into that drive the -- just don't take -- Jersey -- -- OK don't let your pork problem. Thanks thank you should Caroline thanks for the call. 18774694322. Greg your next with Howie -- and max -- scorer had Greg. Yeah they don't have you couldn't you couldn't. Question you want me and that's gonna terminator the Sarah -- -- -- coming back automatically -- about it. I think that's gone that's gone which the which -- -- -- it -- -- there would say. There was this special -- that do have some way. I want to thank NT and can it like a little -- -- but yeah -- out I don't know that it isn't -- being canceled. -- And the and the question is regarding. They -- -- The dot com they like you know -- showed that in that dumb I'm wondering you know they know how you eat and even here appreciate the American people are somewhat late night. This -- was well twenty world where I usually they wanted -- second time I would also check online com. I remember -- and I missed then why the watch this show I don't know but I watched it last night. Com and I've I've missed that I was flipping back and forth between the Golden Globe but I've missed the last the first twenty minutes I'm I'm planning to catch up on -- Hulu dot com. Thanks for the call Greg 1877469432. To the networks going to be happy about the jets even though I don't think they're gonna good last beyond this weekend by -- the -- we're gonna last the first. We know I know why they love it they love of one of the New York team paid for it. All powered by the way for your listeners yeah that I wanted to be a spoiler but it. I mean we're not even through the first episode of the news feeds and a 24 and -- sit down. Check our squad broke. I hold no. Ono. But he was seen it is Sarah Palin rally. -- John Kerry is concerned about this is the biggest problem America faces now is Sarah Palin rallies. Judge Jane -- next with Howie Carr and max -- glad Jane. Yeah that's seeing -- sorry see him. And that he and NCAA and NF IA Howie I neck no comment -- enlighten me. Bulldozer -- note. And I worry yet they gonna idiotic income by yet I'm okay thank you know. Thanks. -- you're next with how we card max -- go ahead -- It actually -- at the -- and try caller asked the question for awhile with a little dated but wonder how did -- the remake the prisoner you audience the I'm just okay that. Was the miniseries. It you know I got a lot of promotion reviews were mixed but it wouldn't like it lit up the ratings. -- personally I the big and other original I thought it was like I terrible about what the white opinion we will put what you pay trying to. I feel like I could -- just like the guy who wrote it. Wrote this miniseries. And consulting network we just -- a prisoner Haymarket in the U all of it. Yep and guy and I think that they were just they were building cost effective there was kind of rid of this cult following. It's a show I think we're quite frankly I think I mean the original was fired by and I think it it is it's. With 20/20 hindsight developing. So yeah people are told me that scifi I told them to watch the invaders today in the -- meet me in Dutch does that show -- thanks. In return and assigned -- the hat. It's it's really what you mean sometimes it's just good to let this stuff live -- -- yeah that the. You're used to like you would worry finesse which shoot one of the invaders in the blue glow in the mid disappear. A special effects. I know we've come so far because that they're after your idea that I took my cute that the -- time that they offered to the tip of the avatar and IMAX. You got -- pretty wild heart. -- we're gonna break early so we get back to the Senate race. When I got you by the great sir Howard W looking for yeah I'm not TV tonight. Thanks a lot max -- max Robbins will be back in -- we hope it's Scott will be calling in -- because -- around 550 -- but -- with -- will take -- will -- the calls. 18774694322. I'm Howie -- Mike -- care for Tabasco on pizza and I do love pizza delivery frozen do it yourself. And while I try to avoid the latter I always -- some -- want every slice -- -- like other sauces that mask the flavor food Tabasco amplifies adjacent pizza -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- well you get the idea now again I'm no master -- but with Tabasco original red -- can at least pretend so shake some pizza and see -- -- really. He is so much smaller than hearts. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --