Sun, 17 February 2019
Growing up Ginsu...Behind the World of "Pitchmen" and the Politics of Blair Bess..Also, J. Elvis Weinstein is a Movie Star
Writer, Blair Bess, grew up in a family of old-school "pitchmen" (term used generically).
They went from the Boardwalks to county fairs with elaborate and unrelenting pitches for products as varied as knives and movie cameras.
Blair shares some of that world with us before he talks with Mark about the political realities facing Democrats in the upcoming election cycle.
He also touches on the new realities for Senator Devin Nunes, the de facto Trump surrogate.
J Elvis is a movie star. He just wrapped a film and tells Mark all about it.
Heather Ankeny (our old co-host) stops by to fill us in on life in the SF Bay Area and the crew reviews one of Heather's key scenes in a TV series.
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Here's a link to guest, Blair Bess's, column
00-2:15 Mark intro
2:15-23:46 Michael Shure on politics and more
23:46-38:35 J Elvis Weinstein is a movie star
38:35-51:20 Heather Ankeny returns
51:48-1:19:00 Blair Bess on growing up Ginsu and the state of American politics in down ballot races.