Jason Cochran

Stuff you never knew you never knew

Posts Tagged ‘television’

Jun

8

2018

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Anthony Bourdain—My Lost Interview

Tweet One of the many destructive realities of working in a corporate-dominated economy, besides the political graft that’s dismantling democracy, is that corporations have no interest in memory. The one that originally published this interview I did with Anthony Bourdain in February 2011 has already purged it from its archives in pursuit of other failed […]

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Mar

14

2013

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The Modern Minstrels

We don't need minstrel shows or vaudeville now. We have YouTube. Are Sweet Brown and Antoine Dodson the newest version of the old minstrel show?

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Jan

23

2013

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How Ann B. Davis changed my life

The Ann B. Davis incident fertilized the soil of my skepticism. A new world had opened in me. I became a travel writer, a skeptic, and a storyteller. Thank you, Ann B. Davis.

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Aug

2

2012

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I have a new reel

Jason's Cochran's reel. See where I've been on screen. Maybe call me to be on yours.

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May

8

2012

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A little of my recent work

I round up a few links to a selection of the coolest things I've been up to in the past few months.

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Jul

6

2011

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Jon Stewart’s ‘extended interviews’ are the modern version of Johnny Carson’s couch

Tweet Johnny Carson invited his best guests to sit on the couch. Jon Stewart invites his best guests for extended interviews to “throw online.” I tweeted this thought a month ago. But Twitter is like a great trash compactor for complicated thoughts: It compresses them, it grinds them into something you can flush away, and […]

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Jun

23

2010

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Today when I was in Philly

Tweet Today, after countless satellite interviews, I finally lost my studio interview cherry to Kerri-Lee Halkett, a bright and friendly anchor at Fox Philly (Fox 29) in Philadelphia. I found it hard to be nervous after having walked the plank with an IFB in my ear so many times. It was also a treat to […]

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Jun

13

2010

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The view from the Hot Seat

Tweet If you’ve ever wondered what TV’s talking heads are looking at during satellite interviews, this is it. This is Fix News in New York City. I get an earpiece and I stare at the black glass plate under the bright light. I can see the time and myself (and at this hour, another monitor […]

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May

27

2010

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Today’s Philly flavor

Tweet What can I say about this one? In the green room, the monitor was showing Bill O’Reilly doing his pre-tapes for guests for Thursday’s show. Dennis Miller did his segment, and John McCain was starting his just as I was called to sit in the chair. It’s nothing short of distracting to hear him […]

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May

10

2010

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Last week in Philadelphia…

Tweet I was on TV. Ever had a conversation with someone you can’t see and who isn’t there? What sounds an awful lot like insanity is, in fact, the way a modern satellite interview works. I’m in New York City’s Fox News studio, talking to a camera about debt settlement rip-offs and Groupon while newsroom […]

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