Wednesday, July 29, 2009

FDH Lounge Show #67: July 29, 2009

By Rick Morris

The 67th edition of THE FDH LOUNGE on (Wednesdays, 7-10 PM EDT) will be one of the most star-studded editions we have seen yet!

After The Opening Statements of The FDH Lounge Dignitaries and This Week In The FDH Lounge, we welcome in one of the truly great “baseball men” of modern times: Marty Appel. His stint as a ghostwriter for Thurman Munson’s autobiography counts as one of his 17 books; his recent biography of Munson counts as another. 30 years since Munson left this earth after the fateful plane crash, Appel will be on to discuss his legacy.

Then, in the second half of Hour One, we bring in a rare in-studio guest – and what a guest this is! Tom Wilson, the second-generation Ziggy cartoonist, will be at STN worldwide headquarters to discuss his incredible book ZIG-ZAGGING: LOVING MADLY, LOSING BADLY … HOW ZIGGY SAVED MY LIFE. It will be tremendous to have him on the show to talk about one of the most legendary cartoon characters of all time.

We start Hour Two with THE FANTASYDRAFTHELP.COM INSIDER and our look at some features that will be involved in the release on Saturday, August 1 of our FANTASY FOOTBALL DRAFTOLOGY 2009 guide. We’ll examine the most undervalued and overvalued players for this year, as well as the projected breakthroughs and top rookies.

Here’s a coincidence: Tom Wilson is a Cincinnati guy (albeit a former Cleveland guy – hey, he’s traveled the Paul Brown path!) and we’ve got another of the River City’s most prominent citizens up next: Dhani Jones! This guy is a dual threat and we don’t mean that he’s adding offensive snaps to his linebacker duties; this Bengal linebacker is also a media superstar! His Dhani Tackles the Globe series on the Travel Channel showcases slivers of other cultures in a completely unique manner and his multimedia contributions to the ESPN media family stand out as well. As he concludes one season of work and prepares for another, we will catch up with this very interesting man.

And how’s this for timely? We are happy to bring in Craig Nelson, author of ROCKET MEN: THE EPIC STORY OF THE FIRST MEN ON THE MOON right on the heels of the 40th anniversary of the moon landing. His book is a meticulous recounting of the Apollo 11 mission and EVERYTHING that led up to it. He’ll be breaking it down for us on the program as well.

Rounding out the evening’s guest lineup is a gentleman from the nation’s premier movie review program, AT THE MOVIES. Ben Lyons, who is also a movie critic for E! Entertainment Television, will be joining us to talk about the hottest movies of the summer.

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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