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The One: The Life of James Brown

From: AARP Radio
Series: Prime Time Radio
Length: 59:55

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RJ Smith discusses the life and music of the Godfather of Soul and Jay Kirk discusses the man who revolutionized taxidermy and fought wild animals with his bare hands, this week on Prime Time Radio. Read the full description.

Mike_ptr_thumb_small First, author RJ Smith covers the colorful life and musical genius of the Godfather of Soul, James Brown in his definitive biography, "The One". Drawing on interviews by many people that knew him well, Smith covers much more than James Brown's unconventional upbringing in extreme poverty, and his rise to musical fame. Many fascinating findings on Brown's life are explored from his involvement in the Civil Rights movement, to his entrepreneurial endeavors, and his high profile friendships, give insight into the life of the most innovative musician of our time.

Then, during age of safaris and exploration in the early twentieth century, Carl Akeley set out to preserve the world's great animals. Author Jay Kirk gives an amazing account of an extraordinary life lived during remarkable times in his book, "Kingdom Under Glass". Kirk follows the adventures of an artistic genius who not only revolutionized taxidermy, but changed museums by creating life like dioramas such as the ones visited by millions today at New York's Museum of Natural History.

RJ Smith and Jay Kirk, this week on Prime Time Radio.

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First, author RJ Smith covers the colorful life and musical genius of the Godfather of Soul, James Brown in his definitive biography, "The One". Drawing on interviews by many people that knew him well, Smith covers much more than James Brown's unconventional upbringing in extreme poverty, and his rise to musical fame. Many fascinating findings on Brown's life are explored from his involvement in the Civil Rights movement, to his entrepreneurial endeavors, and his high profile friendships, give insight into the life of the most innovative musician of our time.

Then, during age of safaris and exploration in the early twentieth century, Carl Akeley set out to preserve the world's great animals. Author Jay Kirk gives an amazing account of an extraordinary life lived during remarkable times in his book, "Kingdom Under Glass". Kirk follows the adventures of an artistic genius who not only revolutionized taxidermy, but changed museums by creating life like dioramas such as the ones visited by millions today at New York's Museum of Natural History.

RJ Smith and Jay Kirk, this week on Prime Time Radio.

Timing and Cues

PRIME TIME RADIO

TIMINGS AND CUES:

00:00 - 01:00 Billboard (promotes both halves)

01:00 - 01:05 Silent Pause (allows cutaway to newscast)

01:05 - 28:04 Segment #1 (optional fundraising cutaway between 24:00-26:00; Outcue to alert stations to cutaway: "I'm Mike Cuthbert. This is Prime Time Radio.")

28:05 - 30:05 MOVIES FOR GROWNUPS with Bill Newcott

30:05 - 30:07 Silent Pause (allows
stations to cutaway for I.D., weather report, etc.)

30:07 - 30:34 Billboard for Segment #2 (runs :27)

30:35 - 54:00 Segment #2 (optional fundraising cutaway between 48:00-50:00; Outcue to alert stations to cutaway: "I'm Mike Cuthbert. This is Prime Time Radio.")

54:00 - 54:05 Silent Pause

54:05 - 59:00 "PRIME TIME POSTSCRIPT" (optional module for stations that do not insert a newscast at the top of the hour)

59:00 - 59:05 Silent Pause

59:05 - 59:25 :20 Promo

59:25 - 59:30 Silent Pause

59:30 - 59:59 :29 Promo

Additional Credits

Host: Mike Cuthbert, Producer: Angel Livas, Engineer: Ben Pizzuto

Related Website

http://www.aarp.org/radio