Wednesday, May 27, 2009

FDH Lounge Show #59: May 27, 2009

By Rick Morris

After last week's extravaganza with Bob Barker, JJ Dillon and other great guests, the 59th episode of THE FDH LOUNGE on (Wednesdays, 7-10 PM EDT) will have to go to great lengths in order to keep the momentum moving forward. Fortunately, we are always up to the task.

We lead off with Columbus Crawl for Cancer Organizer JP Ratajczak. Crawl for Cancer organizes pub crawls in different cities to raise money for cancer research and JP's Columbus chapter is holding their annual event this Saturday, May 30. We urge you to click the link for more information and we look forward to having JP explain the event at the outset of tonight's program.

Then, after The Opening Statements of The Dignitaries of The FDH Lounge and This Week in The FDH Lounge, we bring in an absolute legend. Praised by Charles Schulz as "somebody who can cartoon anything," Al Jaffee's work has appeared in more than 440 issues of Mad Magazine -- more than anyone else's. Best known for the features "Tall Tales," "Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions" and of course, the incomparable "Fold-In," Jaffee is one of America's greatest writers and cartoonists. On the occasion of Mad's 500th edition, who better to talk about how the magazine has evolved over the past few decades than the one and only Al Jaffee?

Hour Two starts on a high note as well with one of the best TV industry beat writers, Marc Berman of Mediaweek Magazine. The upfronts just came and went last week as the networks have shown their cards about the fall lineups. What changes can we expect on our TVs as a results of various network plans? Marc will tell us.

We'll then break down the NBA Conference Finals before welcoming in yet another eclectic addition to our guest lineup. Missy Hyatt was THE original pro wrestling diva back in the 1980s, with all due respect to other prominent females of the day. Her tell-all book set a new standard for frankness in industry tomes. We'll talk to her about her time in the business, her thoughts on the industry and what she's got planned next.

Here's a video from back in the day with her and Raven-before-he-was-Raven.

In Hour Three, we segue as always into THE FANTASYDRAFTHELP.COM INSIDER, this week with a look at trends in MLB pitching this year and this decade. If you're thinking that the new Yankee Stadium is skewing the overall numbers this year, the 2009 and 2008 ESPN MLB Park Factors rankings may serve as eye-openers for you.

In the second half of Hour Three, THE GOON SQUAD previews the all-but-official Stanley Cup Finals rematch of Detroit vs. Pittsburgh from a year ago. How do the Wings and Pens match up this year? We'll break it down for you.

It’s going to be a great program and we hope you can be a part of our audience. As always, we urge you to watch the show live (or listen if you’re on dial-up), but if you can’t catch this as it’s happening, you can always catch the FDH archives 24-7 right here or catch us now on iTunes!

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