David Sheehan, CBS and NBC broadcaster, interviewer, host, and reporter shares some wild stories about the Rat Pack, Marilyn Monroe, JFK, and the biggest stars of the last few decades and today. Sheehan’s storied news career spans 5 decades and at 80 years young, Sheehan doesn’t hold back his opinions about some of our favorite entertainers and how Hollywood has changed, politically and culturally. David just released his latest special And The Winners Are (40 stars over 50 years) on YouTube. Proceeds from the production are being donated to three very noble causes; St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital, Children of the Night, and the Los Angeles Mission.

David started at UPI in the 1960s, and started on television in 1970 on CBS. Sheehan was a reviewer and interviewer covering movies and television on a daily local newscast. He went on to host three annual national network specials: Summer Movie MagicHoliday Movie Magic, and Academy Awards Movie Magic. Sheehan moved to NBC from 1984-1994, and finished up his 34 years of daily newscasting back at CBS from 1994-2004.

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In Music: The Jazz Piano, Bensound.

Out Music: Celluloid Heroes, The Kinks.

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There are 5 comments.

  1. Coolidge

     Dave Sussman doesn’t challenge David Sheehan on his pretty obvious liberal bias.

    For example, the original Death Wish starring Charles Bronson was actually a good movie. Reviewers like Pauline Kael attacked it because of its realistic depiction of the crime wave that was rolling over America at the time, and which liberals like Kael (and Sheehan) were desperately trying to obscure. 

     Significantly, Sheehan attacks the movie here because of what it had to say, not how it said it. 

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    • May 7, 2018 at 9:56 am
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    Taras (View Comment):

    Dave Sussman doesn’t challenge David Sheehan on his pretty obvious liberal bias.

    For example, the original Death Wish starring Charles Bronson was actually a good movie. Reviewers like Pauline Kael attacked it because of its realistic depiction of the crime wave that was rolling over America at the time, and which liberals like Kael (and Sheehan) were desperately trying to obscure.

    Significantly, Sheehan attacks the movie here because of what it had to say, not how it said it.

    I loved Deathwish. Saw all of them (look for a young Lawrence Fishburn playing a hood in either 1 or 2.) But I didn’t see David’s opinion on movie violence as a liberal or conservative issue. I know plenty of stalwart conservatives who would make Goldwater cringe, that despise violence on the screen. One friend physically gets ill over it.

    Later in the interview he discusses the #MeToo and #OscarSoWhite movement and I don’t think he comes from a liberal perspective. 

    Thanks for listening! 

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    • May 7, 2018 at 12:35 pm
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  3. Coolidge

    Dave Sussman (View Comment):

    Taras (View Comment):

    Dave Sussman doesn’t challenge David Sheehan on his pretty obvious liberal bias.

    For example, the original Death Wish starring Charles Bronson was actually a good movie. Reviewers like Pauline Kael attacked it because of its realistic depiction of the crime wave that was rolling over America at the time, and which liberals like Kael (and Sheehan) were desperately trying to obscure.

    Significantly, Sheehan attacks the movie here because of what it had to say, not how it said it.

    I loved Deathwish. Saw all of them (look for a young Lawrence Fishburn playing a hood in either 1 or 2.) But I didn’t see David’s opinion on movie violence as a liberal or conservative issue. I know plenty of stalwart conservatives who would make Goldwater cringe, that despise violence on the screen. One friend physically gets ill over it.

    Later in the interview he discusses the #MeToo and #OscarSoWhite movement and I don’t think he comes from a liberal perspective.

    Thanks for listening!

     I think I saw the first two of the original series, and the new one. The new one is not up to the standard of the original. For one thing, part of the realism of the original is that the protagonist knows he can never track down the specific individuals who destroyed his family. The new film is basically a Western retribution fantasy, in which the hero hunts down the villains who wronged him and his.

    Sheehan says Death Wish is “vigilante violence … [that] appeals to the lynch mob mentality … It’s almost like what’s going on now”. You change the subject before he has a chance to continue, so it’s not absolutely clear what he is referring to, but I suspect it’s something to do with Donald Trump. [;)]

    In any case, the only objection to the film he voices is to its subject matter.

     Also, if he’s boycotting Arnold Schwarzenegger because he had an extramarital affair, then my impulse is to boycott him!

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    • May 7, 2018 at 9:09 pm
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  4. Coolidge

    P.S.: Sheehan also accepts the Progressive narrative on Oscar acting nominations and blacks. According to The Economist, since 2000, blacks are slightly underrepresented among the nominees, but overrepresented among the winners. I suspect proponents of racial quotas waited until random variation produced a year with no black nominees, and pounced! 

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    • May 7, 2018 at 9:35 pm
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  5. Coolidge

    Another little ‘tell’ is his description of the Pentagon Papers which although it was the Nixon administration fighting the release the events covered in the papers took place during the Kennedy / Johnson administrations, this is described with the generic ‘government’ lying. 

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    • May 9, 2018 at 5:41 am
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