Wednesday, December 30, 2009

FDH Lounge Show #85: December 30, 2009

By Rick Morris

The 85th episode of THE FDH LOUNGE (Wednesdays, 7-10 PM EST on is of course our final one of the year and the decade and it will be one to remember.

Last week, we devoted our entire program to the release of our eBook DISSECTING THE DECADES: THE FDH LOUNGE LOOKS BACK AND AHEAD AT THE FIRST 20 YEARS OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM. You can read the book's explanatory statement and Table of Contents here. If you haven’t checked it out already, we urge you to partake of the free download here. Tonight’s program is a bit of a counterpoint, as we narrow our focus to a review of 2009.

After we look at This Week in The FDH Lounge and The Opening Statements of The FDH Lounge Dignitaries, we move into a breakdown of the political scene in this first year of the Obama Administration with one guest we welcome back – Colin Delany of, who has just made this eBook available – and one new guest, the first practicing CPA ever elected to Congress, Joseph DioGuardi. As one of the few people who really understands the scope of what we are up against with the huge debt this country has piled upand has chronicled these matters in a book – the perspective of the onetime congressman will be greatly welcomed along with Colin’s.

In Hour Two, we move into the year in movies with two great return guests, Ben Lyons of E! Entertainment Television and countless other outlets and a man who certainly covers a wide array of cinema, S.T. VanAirsdale of Movieline and The Reeler. At that point, due to a special guest at the top of the third hour, we move a bit earlier than usual into THE FANTASYDRAFTHELP.COM INSIDER with a look at NFL Week 17.

That guest in Hour Three? None other than investigative journalist Irv Muchnick, author of a number of books having to do with pro wrestling, including one on some overall horrors of the business and a new one specifically on the Benoit family tragedy. He’ll help us examine why the biggest story of the decade in this business was so easily contained, relatively speaking, by the WWE.

Our GOON SQUAD then concludes with a look at the present NHL standings as well as a review of the top stories in hockey in 2009.

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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