This week, Ira Sternberg spoke with Bill Boggs, four-time Emmy Award-winning interviewer (and no stranger to Las Vegas) and author of The Adventures of Spike the Wonder Dog, a new comedic novel. In this 30-minute episode of Talk About Las Vegas, Boggs talks about long, successful media career; his interview with Frank Sinatra (the longest interview Sinatra ever gave); his long association with Las Vegas; why he decided to write a “politically incorrect” novel; and why he thinks laughter is the best medicine.
Boggs has interviewed many of the most notable personalities of our time—cultural icons, music legends, presidents, writers, athletes, celebrity chefs—and a movie star or two. In 2008, Harper/Collins published his well-received motivational book (Got What it Takes?), based on his interviews with highly successful people.
His TV credits include the long-running Midday Live, a decade hosting and producing Bill Boggs Corner Table on the Food Network, along with programs on Showtime, The Travel Channel, ESPN and all the major networks. Boggs was also the host and producer of the syndicated series, Comedy Tonight and the executive producer for the groundbreaking Morton Downey Jr. Show.
His Off-Broadway play, Talk Show Confidential, and novel, At First Sight, were optioned for a screenplay inspired by his life.