Brian Tallerico: Roger Ebert and more

Brian Tallerico is the Content Editor of RogerEbert.com and talks about TV on Bill Moller's show on WGN Radio. He talks about his career; his interviews with Michael Pitt, Robert Redford, Jodie Foster, Errol Morris, Will Smith, Will Ferrell, Andy Sandberg, and Wes Craven; advice for interviewing; why Shia LaBeouf was his worst interview; what famous people are usually like; the value of criticism and film critics; if bad reviews matter; how he got into the reviewing business and became a film and TV critic; how he stayed motivated before he became part of the special class of critics; how the Internet has affected criticism; how he knew Roger Ebert; what he thinks of the Chicago TV and film scene; what makes a good review, and more. He also is Vice President of the Chicago Film Critics Association and helps organize their film festivals, edits the Magill's Cinema Annual, is the Playstation Guide for About.com, and writes for Film Threat and other sites.

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Jeffrey T. Mason: super-passionate music radio host

Jeffrey T. Mason is on the air at WJMK/K-Hits in Chicago, and has been working in radio since he was a teenager. He talks about how he got into radio; his early gig at WYCL-FM in Boyertown-Reading, Pennsylvania; why stations don't want music DJs to talk too much; why he loves Chicago; working at 92.7 KISS-FM/WKIE-FM/WDEK-FM/WKIF-FM, WXXY-FM, and 94.7 WZZN the Zone; doing mornings on the dance station Energy 95.7/5; working in Indianapolis and how luxurious Emmis Communications' headquarters are; advice for getting into the biz; how he's dealt with changes and firings; why CBS is a great company; being talent vs being management; how to make a music station successful; being a teenage program director; working at 94.5 KOOL-FM in Phoenix, Arizona as an Assistant Program Director and on-air host; the worst interview with singer Jewel Kilcher; interviewing Cher; dealing with record reps; why he doesn't like doing morning shows; being persistent; his jingles and other audio; his online music station, and more.

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