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Mommy Dearest

By Rob Eshman

July 7, 2009 | 9:29 pm

Philip Roth: Stern's Novel Counterpart

“The History of Howard Stern, Part 2” replayed a segment from many years ago where Howard describes his upbringing by a domineering mother to being raised as a “little Hitler.” I... read on

  • Last Licks

    By Rob Eshman

    July 6, 2009 | 10:21 pm

    Whether Howard Stern retires from his daily morning show at the end of his contract, or extends it for another couple years, the writing is on the wall—he isn’t going to be doing his show for that much longer.  Two years?  Three years? Five? Any way you look at it, it’s hard to... read on

  • A-hole Journalism

    By Rob Eshman

    July 2, 2009 | 9:43 pm

    Today’s “History of Howard Stern, Part II” spent some time on the show’s use of ambush interviews, when the show sends out an intern or employee to pose as a reporter and pester celebrities with rude and inappropriate questions.

    At first Stern used his producer, Gary... read on

  • “A”

    By Rob Eshman

    July 1, 2009 | 4:23 pm

    The show is on vacation this week, so they’re playing a radio documentary Stern and his team did on his life and career, “The History of Howard Stern, Part 2.”  It may not be compelling to anyone but diehard fans, but it should be. 

    There’s a lot of universal insight and... read on

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  • Julius Genachowski—A Smart Jewish Boy

    By Rob Eshman

    June 30, 2009 | 8:42 pm

    The new head of the FCC is a smart Jewish boy.

    How smart is Julius Genachowski?

    According to his Wikipedia bio:

    Genachowski grew up in Great Neck, New York and received his B.A. in history in 1985 magna cum laude, from Columbia College, Columbia University, where he was an editor... read on

  • “Alice!”

    By Rob Eshman

    June 30, 2009 | 8:09 pm

    At about Minute 12 of my 15 minutes of fame,  Steve Langford of Howard 100 News interviewed me for a story he was doing on this blog.

    My son and I heard it replayed as we were driving home one evening last week…

    …and I cringed.

    Steve has a resonant radio voice. Me, on the... read on

  • “What You Fail to Grasp”

    By Rob Eshman

    June 26, 2009 | 5:33 pm

    Not a lot of time to post today, but I do want to end the first week of Serious Stern by thanking everyone whose positive feedback has convinced me I’m not alone in thinking there’s more to Howard Stern than boobs and gas (not that there’s anything wrong with that…).

    Thanks... read on

  • Meet the Beatles!

    By Rob Eshman

    June 25, 2009 | 8:23 pm

    After I wrote the blog entry on Howard being the anti-Carson, I realized another way in which he turned the Tonight Show template on its head: Robin Quivers.

    Where Johnny had a sidekick, Ed McMahon, whose job was solely to applaud everything Carson said, Howard found a partner who... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Rob Eshman created the blog Serious Stern on June 17, 2009.  Serious Stern is devoted to a serious (hence the name) exploration of the cultural impact of Howard Stern.

Rob is...

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