I really like his show too. I can even stomach his evening show with Richard Bey, as long as Steve isn't on vacation or something, as he was last week. Stand alone Richard Bey is a bit much for me. I think I enjoy Steve for his passionate sincerity more than anything. He's very genuine and seemingly honest. And of course, agreeing with him on pretty much everything doesn't hurt any. :) Great guests too - a couple Sundays ago he had on the father of one of the soldiers killed in Somalia, himself a disabled Vietnam vet with another son who just returned from Afghanistan and yet another also in the military. I shamefully forget his name, but it was an awesome hour or so.
posted on 09/06/2002 9:11:51 PM PDT
Yeah, Steve has a sense of humor and puts things in perspective. Does he still do the "Sunday Spin"? That was the best part of his weekend show -- he'd tape all the Sunday shows and cut all the good parts into soundbites and deconstruct it all.
I have never liked the Crossfire-type conservative-vs.-liberal setup that WABC seems so fond of. I didn't mind Malzberg and Bey, but only when they talked about cultural or lighthearted stuff. And you're right about Malzberg's guests -- quite unusual. He was the first to have on John Batchelor and then Paul Alexander. They were really good talking about inside-the-beltway stuff. I'm disappointed to see Steve doesn't have a weekday solo show.
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