Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Larry Brill

Larry Brill 

Boring facts:

Born and raised in San Jose, CA. Life began in 1955.

Journalism degree from San Jose State University (Go Spartans!)

Spent 25 years as a TV news anchor in Oregon, California, Colorado and Texas.

Two novels published in 2013. Third one is under construction.

 

Cool facts:

Once kicked out of a mob-connected casino for (allegedly) counting cards to win money at the blackjack table.

Flew with the Air Force Thunderbirds only 100 feet off the floor of a valley in Colorado. Upside down!

Interviewed two U.S. Presidents (41 and 43) and a handful of wanna-bes.

Hung out and had drinks at home with author James Michener.

Got defense attorney Johnny Cochran to admit on TV (after the fact) that he didn't believe O.J. Simpson was innocent.

Live@Five

Live@Five

Fiction

A washed-up network TV news correspondent hires a topless dancer to be his co-anchor in a small town, strikes a deal with a bank robber on a mission and manufactures a made-for-TV news story at an old folks home to resurrect his career. This hilarious spoof is a clash of love, lust and questionable ethics in the cutthroat business of TV news where payback is a bitch, and sometimes she carries a microphone.

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The Patterer

The Patterer

Fiction

It's 1765. Leeds Merriweather is a common sreet patterer, working the sidewalks of London, reporting on events of the day to anyone who will pay. In his own words, Leeds recounts how he became history's first news broadcaster when he assembles a zany cast of characters to create a live news performance that looks suspiciously like today's TV newscasts. It is a wickedly funny romp back in time proving that, in the world of news reporting, nothing has changed but technology.

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