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South Beach Diet Protein Fit Bar, Dark Chocolate Coconut with Greek Yogurt Coating, 5 Count (Pack of 40)
South Beach Diet Protein Fit Bar, Dark Chocolate Coconut with Greek Yogurt Coating, 5 Count (Pack of 40)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not Like *Nature Valley Yogurt Granola* Bars! These Are *DRY*, October 10, 2014
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The SOUTH BEACH DIET PROTEIN FIT BAR is really dry and tasteless. I was expecting it to taste like the Nature Valley Granola and Yogurt bars, but these do NOT.

You have to eat about half of it before you can get used to the bland taste. After that point the bar tastes just OK. I got absolutely no satisfaction from eating it and it made me crave something better.

They are somewhat soft and chewy, though, so I guess if you're already on the South Beach Diet than these will work for you. If you're looking for a tasty snack get something else.


Too Much, Too Little, Too Late
Too Much, Too Little, Too Late
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4.0 out of 5 stars NOT All ***DUETS***! Get The Expanded Ed Of THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR CD Instead!, September 22, 2014
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This is a great CD but it is NOT comprised of entire duets by the dynamic pairing of Deniece Williams and Johnny Mathis. When I purchased it I thought that they were singing duets on ALL the songs but that isn't so. The duets included here are available on the THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR CD, which has an expanded edition available that includes extra-tracks including "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late" and "Without Us" (theme from Family Ties TV show), I recommend purchasing that CD rather than this one because there's no new duets here that aren't included on that CD.

Tracks 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, and 12 are solo songs (3, 6, 9, 12 are Williams's) and the others are duets. This CD has not been remastered and it must have been released in the foreign market (or maybe it was a "promo" only, which would explain why there's duets and solos included. It's very misleading because just looking at the cover and one would think that all the songs are duets, but they aren't. Amazon's product description doesn't help either.

The pairing between Williams and Mathis is sublime and their voices blend perfectly. Just buy the THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR CD instead of this one if you can find it because that has all the wonderful duets on it and include the ones that weren't available on the original 1978 release. The expanded version of TWFAF will have 14-tracks on it so you'll know you've got the right one.


Partners
Partners
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4.0 out of 5 stars First *5 Tracks* Sizzle; Everything Else Is Good But Only When Following Original Compostion, September 17, 2014
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I really had high hopes for Barbra Streisand's new PARTNERS CD especially after seeing her on the Tonight Show w/Jimmy Fallon and hearing the first couple of songs on the CD.

Don't get me wrong the CD is good, but there's nothing new to hear people.

I LOVE her duet with Michael Buble "It Had To Be You," which has that big band sound (and borders on a swinging beat but never goes full throttle) and I had hoped that the rest would be in a similar vain. Streisand is in PRIME voice for doing a full-on swinging/jazzy up-tempo CD and why this has not happened is beyond me.

Tracks 2-5 are nice re-workings of her song book including a fabulous duet with Stevie Wonder and his harmonica on a Bossa nova tinged version of "People," and the guitar riffs by John Mayer on "Come Rain or Come Shine" are fantastic -- even though those are her "standards" -- they sound fresh and revamped. Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds puts his own stamp on "Evergreen," but it doesn't stray to far from the original, and the duet with Billy Joel on his song "New York State Of Mind" was a long time in coming but it works.

Unfortunately tracks 6 and 7 don't work for me. "I'd Want It To Be You," Streisand's duet with Blake Shelton -- though I like the song -- their voices don't blend very well together and seems out-of-place with the first five tracks. This song sounds more like something that belongs on a kid's movie or something. This song will probably grow on me, but still it just doesn't seem to fit here.

Likewise, Barbra's duet with Lionel Richie on her classic "The Way We Were" misses the mark altogether and sounds too 'elevator-ish' losing all the intensity of the original. It almost sounds like they were trying to combine "The Way We Were" with "Endless Love." Now if they did a medley of those two songs then this might have been stand out (maybe).

"I Still Can See Your Face" is a nice duet with Andrea Bocelli, only because both are such talented singers, but the music is more of the same in that it's lush, quiet, and nocturnal.

The duet with her son Jason Gould "How Deep Is The Ocean" is nice and he can sing, but this was featured in a live performance on "Back To Brooklyn," so nothing new.

Tracks 10 and 11, "What Kind Of Fool" with John Legend and "Somewhere" with Josh Groban, are great but only when they hark back to the original compositions. Sometimes you just can't top the original or original reworking of a song and that shows here.

Lastly, the duet with Elvis Presley, "Love Me Tender" is OK, but it's missing something and I don't know what? It lacks the intimacy(?) -immediacy(?) of other manufactured duets like Natalie Cole's duet with her father on "Unforgettable" or even Barbra's duet with an on-screen Marlon Brando "I'll Know" (maybe she just sung with his character on Guys and Dolls) and I think she did another one with Frank Sinatra "I've Got A Crush On You," which was shown during her concerts, so it isn't like she hasn't done it successfully before. Maybe it's because the song itself isn't a good match? I'm not sure, but you'd think that this would be an instant classic-hit but I don't think so. It just sounds slapped together.

Anyway, the CD comes with a booklet with pictures and liner notes by Barbra on each of her singing PARTNERS. Hopefully she'll do a follow up CD with up-tempo and swinging jazz/torch songs, this time featuring other divas like Diana Ross, Patti Labelle, Lady GaGa, etc., because that would put her back at number 1!
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Homework
Homework
DVD ~ Joan Collins
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2.0 out of 5 stars Has *BREIF* Shots of *HOLLYWOOD* But That's It! Movie Isn't Very Good!, September 3, 2014
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Although the movie has its moments, HOMEWORK, never really hits its stride.

The movie would be great if it were a student film, but even then. The story focuses on a group of teenagers the main one being Tommy (Michael Morgan) who can't stop thinking about sex, but can't get any from his swimming obsessed girl friend and so he ends up putting together a band with his friends and in the end he gets his girl friend's mom (Joan Collins) who seduces him. Anyway, the band isn't half bad but the storyline is all over the place and there's ridiculous soft-core porn shots, not of the core cast, that's just thrown in (for what purpose I don't know because they weren't titillating in the slightest).

This implication that there's some heavy duty relationship going on between Collins and Morgan is not what this movie is about at all.

I only bought this DVD because I read that there were some great shots of Hollywood, CA, back in the day (early 80s) and features places like Flipper's Roller Rink, Danny's Oki-Dogs on Santa Monica Blvd., and many of the porn shops that lined the streets back then. And though it does VERY briefly show these places the lighting is terrible, so it's difficult to see any details at all and the shots aren't very long. They do show the inside of Danny's Oki Dogs but briefly and you can tell by the orange benches and the counter and they showed one of the workers behind the counter. In fact, all the dark scenes in the movie are too dark and you can't see what's going on in the shot.

There's a bonus feature that has an on-camera interview with producer Max Rosenberg and he explains why this movie was a flop. He says it's because of the lack of experience from the director James Beshears.

The cast does a stellar job but because of the weak script, bad direction, and bad cinematography the movie falls flat.

*** SPECIAL FEATURE ***
Interview with Max Rosenberg 27:20-minutes
Rosenberg talks about the movie, why it failed, the Joan Collins body double (including the ridiculous poster/cover), and how disappointed he was in the movie.

Joan Collins Bio Text

Trailer

This movie had potential, but it fails. Not even does it garner much respect as a "camp" or "cult" film because there's nothing to it that really makes it memorable. And because of the bad lighting, the DVD's image quality isn't the best either.


Turnin' On
Turnin' On
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5.0 out of 5 stars *Big Break Record* FINALLY Releases *TURNIN' ON* And It Was Worth The Wait!, September 3, 2014
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I have been waiting for High Inergy's album TURNIN' ON to make its debut on CD for a long time! I first heard this group on the TV special "Motown 25" (which will be released on a special edition DVD set sometime during 09/2014) where they were down to a trio and they did a song and dance number with DeBarge and then they bust into "He's A Pretender," but it was the song "You Can't Turn Me Off (In The Middle Of Turning Me On)" -- featured on this debut album -- that made me want to find out more about this group.

Hearing the song on the radio, and after finding out the group's name, I would search high and low for anything I could find on High Inergy but all of their stuff had gone out of print. I was able to find "You Can't Turn Me Off..." on a compilation Motown Box Set, so that had to do for a while.

I would eventually find this album "Turnin' On" here on Amazon and bought it through a third-party seller, basing my purchase solely on the strength of YCTMO(ITMOTMO), and I was not disappointed.

The entire album is great and if I had to pick a track to throw out it would be "High School," but only because of the lyrics, which is literally about going to high school. According to the present day liner notes by Rico "Superbizzee" Washington, two of the girls Vernessa Mitchell and Michelle Rumph Martin had graduated high school early at 16-years old, while Barbara Mitchell was still in junior high when they recorded this album (which explains the "High School" song). However listening to them and their sound doesn't sound teenage at all, meaning these girls could definitely sing, not to mention the highly suggestive lyrics of most of the songs.

All of the songs are up-tempo with the exception of "You Can't Turn Me Off..." and "Let Me Get Close To You" and all feature infectious beats with exquisite harmonies.

Remastering on the album is fantastic, Big Break Records (BBR) always does a great job, and this CD sounds as though it were recorded in the present day. Bass and middle tones are warm, yet clear, and hearing it finally on this remastered CD and I can detect instruments/lyrics that I couldn't discern from the album. It's like hearing it for the first time.

This CD includes the LP version of "You Can't Turn Me Off (In The Middle Of Turning Me On)" that is longer and features additional lyrics, and it also includes 2 bonus tracks including the single version of "YCTMO(ITMOTMO)" and "Love Is All You Need."

Also included is a booklet with aforementioned liner notes that includes bio information, interviews, color photos, and song credits/charting info.

Surprisingly, the group recorded many more albums before disbanding, I found that out when I came across LOVIN' FEVER: THE BEST OF HIGH INGERGY (ASIN: B0074JJT48) two years ago and that features the album covers from other releases.

Anyway, I knew BBR was going to release this on CD but it took them quite a while, but it was so worth the wait! Definitely buy TURNIN' ON.


Murdoch Mysteries: Season 6 [Blu-ray]
Murdoch Mysteries: Season 6 [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Murdoch Mysteries
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5.0 out of 5 stars This *Season* Ramps It UP! Dr. Odgen Arretsted! *No* SPECIAL Features!, August 26, 2014
MURDOCH MYSTERIES SEASON 6 BLURAY is still going strong and keeping my interests!

This season is PACKED with suspense and crazy twists and turns that it will really keep you off balance. This time around Murdoch meets up with a young Winston Churchill, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle returns. The big "didn't see that coming" is Dr. Ogden is arrested for murder!

I was riveted through the entire season (as usual) but this one really combined the best aspects of mystery and soap opera into one and had me at the edge of my seat, especially the second to the last episode! I thought it was going to end on a MAJOR cliff-hanger, but as soon as I saw the opening credits of the light filament turning on and the "Bum, Bum, Bum, Bum..." music of the last episode, I was jumping for joy - literally (I need to get out more).

The last episode still leaves you wanting more MURDOCH MYSTERIES but at least they give you a satisfying wrap-up of Season 6.

I've already pre-ordered Season 7!

One issue with MURDOCH MYSTERIES SEASON 6 BLURAY set is that there are no special features like on previous sets, which is a bummer.


Murdoch Mysteries, Season Five [Blu-ray]
Murdoch Mysteries, Season Five [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Murdoch Mysteries
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5.0 out of 5 stars Murdoch Mysteries Still Going *STRONG* ! Intrigue and Fun For All!, August 20, 2014
MURDOCH MYSTERIES SEASON 5 BLURAY is still going strong with a continuation of the story-line from the cliff-hanger type episode from last season!

Again as with previous episodes, the story-lines are well-written, intriguing, with tongue-in-cheek nods to present day items and this time around Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) encounters Jack London, Henry Ford and Alexander Graham Bell, as he continues to struggle between his faith (don't let this put you off since the character isn't preachy or anything like that, but he is a Catholic and time and again -- because of clever and strong writers -- Murdoch must question his religious teachings because of incidents that come up as he solves various crimes) and sound reasoning.

There's also a shake up at the City Morgue as Dr. Ogden (Hélène Joy) hires an assistant, Dr. Emily Grace (Georgina Reilly) introducing a new character to the already strong foursome core characters of Murdoch, Inspector Brackenreid (Thomas Craig), Constable Crabtree (Jonny Harris), and herself. Dr. Grace eventually takes over as the City's Chief Pathologist for Dr. Ogden who decides to open her own practice. At first, I wasn't sure if I would like this new character but it works and Dr. Grace grows on you. Also returning in Season 5 are Constable Henry Higgins (Lachlan Murdoch) and Dr. Darcy Garland (Jonathan Watton).

The gorgeous costumes and scenery is back and this season uses other locales that lend to visual interest (or maybe it's because they're showing the characters outside of work, which makes it seem like they're using more locations, at least to me) and the stories also have some returning characters/villains from previous shows who aren't part of the core group.

And this Bluray set has lots of extras!

*** SPECIAL FEATURES ***
--- Season 5 Overview Featurette (05:09-minutes)
Cast including Bisson, Joy, Harris, and Reilly talk about Season 5

--- "Murdoch Of The Klondike" Featurette (03:13-minutes)
This shows the season's opening episode being filmed in the Yukon with lots of footage of the area, set dressing, and while filming

---"Murdoch At The Opera" Featurette (04:25-minutes)
Real life opera singer Measha Brueggergosman talks about playing opera diva "Madame Rosa Hamilton" in this episode

---"Who Killed The Electric Carriage" Featurette (04:06-minutes)
Prop Master, Craig Grant, shows how he created the "Pendrick Bullet" (the electric car that was used in this episode) from research to designing it. It is an actual running car

--- The Costumes Featurette (02:17-minutes)
Costume Designer Alex Reda talks about the fashions and how mostly everything is either created or rented, and even if they do find something from that era it must be altered because modern bodies do not fit those type of clothes

--- Unedited Sound Bites (05:39-minutes)
Various cast members including Bisson, Joy, Harris, Thomas, and Reilly answer the question "what was the most uncomfortable scene to shoot?"

--- Photo Gallery
Still photos of behind-the-scenes

I highly recommend this set!


Get Down Tonight: The Disco Explosion
Get Down Tonight: The Disco Explosion
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent *SOUND* And *Perfect* For Discovering *Disco* & Dancing The Night Away!, August 19, 2014
This is a GREAT compilation of disco-dance music from the 70s and 80s. If you're looking for underground disco music (i.e. stuff that was played at places like Paradise Garage) that was big in the club scene back in the day then this isn't the set for you because these were -- for the most part -- all crossover pop charting hits and very well known by the general public.

You get everything from Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" to Diana Ross's "Upside Down." You'll also get stuff like Midnight Star's "No Parking (On The Dance Floor)," Indeep's "Last Night A D.J. Saved My Life," and Freeez's "I.O.U." (not to mention Bananarama's remake of "Venus" and France Joli "Come To Me"), which were hits in the 80s, long after the day disco supposedly died.

The sound is fantastic on this compilation with clear bass and treble and it comes with a booklet that's attached to the cover, filled with b&w/color photos, artist info, all by Barry Walters (I caught a mistake on page 14 that credits Cheryl Lynn as being a "Star Search Winner" but she was actually on "The Gong Show," which is how she was discovered) and song charting information.

My set also came with a bonus DVD but it's just an image of a spinning disco ball that changes colors and has what I assume is the audio from the PBS concert of various artists singing their hits in the present day. There's no information about the DVD except for a sticker that was on the wrapper that says "Includes PBS Exclusive Bonus DVD" so I have no idea what it is. Maybe it's something to put on during a party?

I sent an email to Shout! Factory to see if they can shed some light on this, but even if they don't, I'm very happy with this set because when I ordered it I wasn't expecting any DVD and was just buying the 3-CDs, but I'll update if I get a response.


MURDOCH MYSTERIES COLLECTION: SEASONS 1-4 (BLU-RAY)
MURDOCH MYSTERIES COLLECTION: SEASONS 1-4 (BLU-RAY)
DVD ~ Murdoch Mysteries Collection
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5.0 out of 5 stars *Enoyable* Victorian Era *Mystery Show*! I'm ***HOOKED***, August 13, 2014
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I'm glad I took a chance on MURDOCH MYSTERIES COLLECTION: SEASONS 1-4 BLURAY set. It was offered as a Gold Box deal a while back and I kept seeing it advertised in Acorn Media's catalog, so I was curious and bit. For some reason I thought that this was a series that takes place in the UK -- I've been watching other British mysteries (Poirot, Marple, Rosemary & Thyme, Hetty Wainthropp Investigates) -- and I wanted a show to bridge the gap until the final Poirot series comes out and so I chose MURDOCH MYSTERIES.

The show actually takes place in Toronto, Canada, during the Victorian era (1890s), and even though I was a little disappointed at first I got into the series fairly quickly and now I'm hooked!

Since it takes place in the late 1890s there are no computers or any of the modern conveniences that crime fighters use nowadays and so it's up to detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) to come up with very clever ideas and devices to help solve the crimes (they foreshadow real items that do come into play today). Whereas another show I enjoy SHERLOCK brings those characters into modern times this one is the opposite. Although it isn't necessarily a unique idea to set these characters at the turn of the last century it places them far enough back in history that most investigative techniques and gadgets are in their infantile stages, if thought of at all, and so this allows Murdoch -- who reminds me of a Victorian era "MacGyver" -- create all sorts of unique and interesting devices.

The four main characters Detective Murdoch (Bisson), the crotchety Inspector-boss Thomas Brackenreid (Thomas Craig), bumbling but clever in his own right Constable George Crabtree (Jonny Harris), and modern free-thinking pathologist Dr. Julia Ogden (Hélène Joy), make a great combination and the actors have fantastic rapport with each other. As the series goes on another character gets added, Constable Henry Higgins (Lachlan Murdoch), and he provides support to the "Crabtree" character.

There is romantic tension between Murdoch and Ogden, but it isn't sappy, and lots of conflict develops between them as the series goes on and you're constantly wondering and rooting for them to end up with each other.

In the meantime, Murdoch and company encounters famous/infamous people from the past including Nikola Tesla, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Buffalo Bill Cody, Anni Oakley, and H.G. Wells among others, some popup from time to time throughout all four seasons, and that's another interesting plot device. Also, the characters are always working, whether day or night, and you'd think that would stretch credulity, but I don't mind it at all.

The costumes and scenery are fantastic and I like how they do this bird's eye view shot of what looks like a still photo of Toronto at that time and superimpose people walking about, so you get the sense of what the area looked like back then and how these characters live and work and in what context .

I've never read the books or seen the other versions of "Murdoch," so I don't know how well this show stands up to the original.

*** SPECIAL FEATURES ***
SEASON 1:
--- Interviews Featurette: (17:26-minutes-- play all or individual)
Interviews with cast members and author of the books Maureen Jennings

--- Bio Of The Characters
Text background on each of the characters

--- Behind-The-Scenes Photos
Photos with captions

SEASON 2
--- Behind-the-Scenes Featurette (05:13-minutes)
Cast including Bison, Harris, Craig, Joy, and Executive Producer Cal Coons talk about the show. I think some of the cast intros are the same from Season 1 but the behind-the-scenes come from the current season

--- Photo Gallery

SEASON 3
--- Alternate Ending (01:14-minutes)
Different ending to episode 13 "The Tesla Effect"

--- About Murdoch Mysteries Featurette (04:12-minutes)
Cast discusses Season 3

--- Make-Up Featurette (03:12-minutes)
Actress Ashley Leggat who portrays a character called "Ivy" and makeup artist Deb Drennan discuss how the makeup was applied to this character who portrays a circus side show freak in the episode called "Blood and Circuses"

--- Costume Design Featurette (01:41)
Costume designer Alexander Reda talks about the set and costume designs of the show

SEASON 4
--- Yannick Bisson Directs Featurette (05:48-minutes)
Bisson directs the 3rd episode in season 4, but it's the first episode shot, and talks about it with other cast members. This has more interesting behind-the-scenes clips

--- Prime Minister Visits Featurette (02:24-minutes)
The real Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper has a cameo part playing a cop, admitting that this show is his and his daughter's favorite show

--- Making Of Season 4 Featurette (06:18-minutes)
Cast discusses Season 4 and there's an interview with actor Paul Rhys who portrays "Dr. Francis" for a couple of episodes

--- Alternate Ending (02:28-minutes)
This was an alternate ending filmed for the last show of this Season, "Murdoch In Wonderland." I think the ending they used is better but it definitely shows that the storylines are very fluid on Murdoch and anything can happen

Anyway, if you like mysteries then check out MURDOCH MYSTERIES COLLECTION SEASONS 1-4 BLURAY.
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Audition: A Memoir
Audition: A Memoir
by Barbara Walters
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5.0 out of 5 stars You're *HIRED*! I Respect Walters Even More After Reading The Book!, July 30, 2014
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I finally got around to reading Barbara Walters's book AUDITION: A MEMOIR and I really enjoyed it.

Not only does Walters go into her personal life history as she deals with a mentally handicapped sister, her father's constant gambling with the family's finances, making a fortune at first and then losing and regaining it over and over until his luck finally runs out, but she also goes into how she got her start in journalism and what it was like being a woman, forging ahead, in what was a very male-dominated industry.

She goes into her time beginning as a script writer and then "weather girl" and finally offered a small on-screen position at NBC. It took quite awhile before she was allowed the title of "co-host" even though technically she was doing the same amount of work (if not more so) as her male counterparts, and even when she got the title it was only in name alone: no pay raise, no fringe benefits, nothing special. It would take more time, not to mention hosting, writing and producing a separate TV show in addition to her co-hosting news duties (at NBC), before Walters would make the move to ABC and the $1-Million contract, which wasn't just for her co-hosting the ABC NIGHTLY NEWS program, and how she met resistance every step of the way.

It comes up to the present day and also discusses the very well publicized issues that happened on "The View," with co-hosts Star Jones sudden on-air speech about quitting, and the very public feud between Rosie O'Donnell and Elisabeth Hasslebeck.

Another great thing about the book is Walters recounts many of the things she found fascinating about the people she has interviewed over the years, including politicians and celebrities. And even though there are interesting tidbits of information it isn't anything that would come off as rabid gossip or blabber-mouthing or even character assassination. Walters keeps it dignified and classy.

The book has a very strong conversational tone, which I'm sure comes from her background of writing news-script copy, so it's as if someone is telling you a story that has digressions, jokes, etc., and I never found it boring.

Some would criticize Barbara Walters as being a "fluff" piece interviewer, asking softball questions, but I disagree. She has been able to (even to this day) secure interviews with people others cannot AND she's able to ask -- and get answered -- the questions that are the most personal of her subjects, but that the audience wants to know. And she does it without being overtly confrontational, condescending, or un-natural. This talent is what allowed her to climb to the position that she's in and why so many tuned in to watch her be it on "Today," "ABC Nightly News," "20/20" etc., and why many people come to her wanting to tell their stories.

The book has black & white photos.

I do hope that someday many of her TV interviews would be made available on DVD/Blu-Rays. There's one out titled "25 ON 20/20" and another bio DVD called "Driving Force," but I would like to see a box set along the lines of the "Oprah Winfrey 20th Anniversary" Box Set DVDs. This might not ever happen since it is the respective networks that would own the rights to the Walters interviews and specials (Winfrey owns the rights to "The Oprah Winfrey Show") and so those would probably have to be renegotiated to be commercially available (since Walters -- like all news anchors/reporters -- don't get residual payments from re-runs).

I'm sure the master tapes of these interviews still exist (I hope). It would be hard to believe that the original master tapes from her countless interviews haven't been kept in good condition because Walters has interviewed every major celebrity, politician, and infamous person for the past 40-years!

Anyway, I'd like to see some of these interviews especially after reading about them in the book (and yes, I have heard of Youtube).

If you're a fan of Walters or journalism in general, I would definitely recommend AUDITION.


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