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Here's The Thing: Chris Rock and Herb Alpert (103)

From: WNYC
Series: Here's The Thing with Alec Baldwin
Length: 59:00

Alec goes backstage with comic actor Chris Rock after a matinee of The Motherf**ker With The Hat to hear what it was like for Rock to be in his first play. NOTE: Please Read the Content Advisory to the right. Alec also talks with Herb Alpert, legendary trumpeter and music producer. In 1966, Alpert’s band The Tijuana Brass sold over 13 million records, outselling The Beatles. (The air window for 2013 is currently closed. If you're interested in airing the show, contact Deb Blakeley at 612-377-1207 or blakeley.deb@gmail.com.)

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Alec goes backstage with comic actor Chris Rock after a matinee of The Motherf**ker With The Hat to hear what it was like for Rock to be in his first play.  Rock admits that rehearsal was the hardest thing he's ever gone through in his life.  Rock and Alec talk about the play, the movie business and Rock's carefully worded stand-up. "I'm like a lawyer," says Rock; "it would all hold up in court." 

Alec also talks with Herb Alpert, legendary trumpeter and music producer.  In 1966, Alpert’s band, The Tijuana Brass sold over 13 million records, outselling The Beatles.  Alpert reveals what it was like to lose -- and slowly regain -- his trumpet voice over a period of nearly 8 years.  As co-founder of A&M Records, the largest independent record label of its time, Alpert talks about signing musicians like The Carpenters, Cat Stevens, and The Police.  As Alpert says, “Everybody’s looking for the same thing, I think – a life of purpose and meaning.”

In his new radio series, Here’s The Thing , award-winning actor Alec Baldwin gives the listener unique entrée into the lives of some of today’s most exciting performers.

For information, please contact Deb Blakeley, Blakeley & Company, LLC, 612-377-1207 or blakeley.deb@gmail.com.

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Alec goes backstage with comic actor Chris Rock after a matinee of The Motherf**ker With The Hat to hear what it was like for Rock to be in his first play.  Rock admits that rehearsal was the hardest thing he's ever gone through in his life.  Rock and Alec talk about the play, the movie business and Rock's carefully worded stand-up. "I'm like a lawyer," says Rock; "it would all hold up in court." 

Alec also talks with Herb Alpert, legendary trumpeter and music producer.  In 1966, Alpert’s band, The Tijuana Brass sold over 13 million records, outselling The Beatles.  Alpert reveals what it was like to lose -- and slowly regain -- his trumpet voice over a period of nearly 8 years.  As co-founder of A&M Records, the largest independent record label of its time, Alpert talks about signing musicians like The Carpenters, Cat Stevens, and The Police.  As Alpert says, “Everybody’s looking for the same thing, I think – a life of purpose and meaning.”

In his new radio series, Here’s The Thing , award-winning actor Alec Baldwin gives the listener unique entrée into the lives of some of today’s most exciting performers.

For information, please contact Deb Blakeley, Blakeley & Company, LLC, 612-377-1207 or blakeley.deb@gmail.com.

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wonderful as usual

More, more, more. Each show is intelligent, moving and fascinating. I hope my local station picks up the whole series. (They played the Lorne Michaels interview a few days ago on WGBH and I wrote to them to thank them!) . Please make all of the shows available here in archive so I don't miss any.
MZE

Timing and Cues

Each episode is 59 minutes long and includes two 1-minute floating ID breaks. There is no newscast hole. All five programs in the fall season must be scheduled – cherry picking is not permitted.

Segment 1: 0:00 – 18:35

Seg 1 In cue: Music for 5 seconds, then: "I’m Alec Baldwin and this is Here’s The Thing from WNYC Radio …”
Seg 1 Out cue: “… Here’s the Thing is produced by WNYC Radio and distributed by PRX, the Public Radio Exchange” (followed by 3 seconds of music.)

Break 1: 18:35-19:35

Segment 2: 19:35 – 38:40

Seg 2 In cue: "This is Alec Baldwin and Here’s The Thing, if you were listening to the radio … “
Seg 2 Out cue: “… Information about benefits at Capital One venture card-dot-com.” [Followed by music for 15 seconds.]

Break 2: 38:40-39:40

Segment 3: 39:40-59:00

Seg 3 In cue: “I’m Alec Baldwin This is Alec Baldwin and you’re listening to Here’s the Thing. We’re back with Herb Alpert … “
Seg 3 Out cue: “… Here’s the Thing is produced by WNYC Radio and distributed by PRX-dot-org, the Public Radio Exchange.” (followed by 46 seconds of music.)

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http://www.wnyc.org/shows/heresthething/