Claude Brodesser-Akner, host, KCRWs 'The Business,' L.A. bureau chief, 'Advertising Age' Movies, mostly, most of them bad (Accepted, Scoop), and a few classics that we always keep on it (i.e. The Conversation -- my wife's favorite film ever, and mine, The Departed, which I could watch over and over until my eyes dried out). There's also many half-watched films (i.e., George Roy Hill's vastly underrated The Great Waldo Pepper) which I keep meaning to get to but my 8-week-old keeps insisting on being fed and changed regularly. Oh, and every episode of 'Spin City' ever taped, since my wife has a not-so-secret crush on Michael J. Fox dating back to 1985. There's also a few newsy odds-and-ends, like the last episode of The Daily Show from before the strike, which I recorded because I knew I'd be quoting what Stewart said about the strike for Ad Age, and a recent Newshour with Jim Lehrer my wife taped, because I was on the show talking about the strike and she gets nachas from that kind of stuff. We still tape episodes of 30 Rock because we know that Alec Baldwin wasted years in Hollywood making execrable dreck like Mercury Rising when he's the most gifted comic actor of his generation and watching it regularly seems to undo some of the damage.
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