OUR NEXT IN-STUDIO GUEST ON KEN BOXER LIVE is the very talented KEYT-TV News Anchor Shirin Rajaee. Shirin joined KEYT NewsChannel 3 in August, 2011. She anchors NewsChannel 3 “This Morning” with her co-anchor, Joe Buttitta, as well as produces daily reports for the afternoon newscasts.
Shirin recently has received a prestigious “Golden Mike Award” for her outstanding work in journalism. We are very delighted that Shirin, in spite of her busy schedule, is able to join us.
(This episode first airs Thursday, 03/13/2014, 10:00 PM, on TVSB-17, and is replayed numerous times throughout the following 14 days. You will find a complete schedule of times here. Additionally, a YouTube link to this episode, available about 24 hours before original airtime, will display immediately below.)
Jerry Mathers, the child star who played the role of “the Beaver” in the iconic television series “Leave It To Beaver,” will be our next guest on Ken Boxer Live. Jerry will talk about his early childhood career as an actor and his current projects. For more information about Jerry, please visit www.jerrymathers.com.
Jerry Mathers & Tony Dow
Host Ken Boxer says, “On a personal note, I am very much looking forward to this interview. My generation (Boomers) grew up watching Beaver, Wally, June, Ward, Eddie, Lumpy, Whitey, Gilbert, Miss Landers, and Judy during the 60s, names I can still rattle off easily from memory. Meeting such an iconic figure of American pop culture is exciting for me. I’m truly looking forward to this.”
(This episode first airs Thursday, 02/13/2014, 10:00 PM, on TVSB-17, and is replayed numerous times throughout the following 14 days. You will find a complete schedule of times here. Additionally, a YouTube link to this episode, which should be available about 24 hours before original airtime, will display immediately below.)
We have another terrific guest for Ken Boxer Live. Joining us is former World Champion Surfer Shaun Tomson, considered one of the architects of professional surfing. Back in 1975 Shaun was the world surfing champion. More recently he has written a book, The Code, which he will discuss with us. Additionally, he is in a soon-to-be-released documentary, A Life Outside, to be showcased during the upcoming 2014 Santa Barbara Film Festival. Shaun will highlight with us his part in this documentary along with, of course, his magnificent surfing videos.
Shaun Tomson is listed as one of the 25 most influential surfers of the century and as one of the 10 greatest surfers of all time. During his career he has been both the youngest and oldest surfer to win a pro event.
Shaun Tomson Surfing
Shaun also speaks around the country about the tragic loss of his young son. For further biographical information, please see his Wikipedia entry. We look forward to meeting and talking with him about these topics and more.
(This episode first airs Thursday, 01/30/2014, 10:00 PM, on TVSB-17, and is replayed numerous times throughout the succeeding 14 days. Please check TVSB-17 listings for exact times. Furthermore, a link to this episode on YouTube is generally first available here on this website about 24 hours before original airtime.)
Erin “Tabitha” Murphy
Our next guest on Ken Boxer Live is actress Erin Murphy, best known for her role as young Tabitha Stephens on the 1960s-era ”top-ten” television sitcom Bewitched, which ran for eight years.
More recently Ms. Murphy has been busy with various television commercials and guest starring roles in numerous television productions.
We have her for the entire show and cannot wait to ask her about her acting career from childhood to adulthood, and to find out more about her business career and other interests.
For more information about Ms. Murphy, please refer to her Wikipedia page.
(This episode first airs Thursday, 01/16/2014, 10:00 PM, on TVSB-17, and is replayed numerous times throughout the succeeding 14 days. Please check TVSB-17 listings for exact times. Furthermore, a link to this episode on YouTube is generally first available here on this website about 24 hours before original airtime.)
Bill Bertka Gesturing to Then-Rookie Guard Kobe Bryant
Our next guest on Ken Boxer Live is longtime assistant coach and head scout for the Los Angeles Lakers, Mr. Bill Bertka. Bill, still active with the Los Angeles Lakers, is recognized by many of his peers and admirers as one of the most talented coaches in the NBA.
Throughout his coaching years he has earned the respect and admiration of those with whom he has worked: the NBA, the Laker franchise, the Laker team itself, and, of course, his many Laker fans.
Ken Boxer has known Bill personally for almost 50 years. Ken says, “You are not going to find a nicer guy. Bill Bertka is one of my heroes, and I am honored to have him joining us.”
(This episode first airs Thursday, 12/19/2013, 10:00 PM, on TVSB-17, and is replayed there numerous times throughout the succeeding 14 days. Please check TVSB-17 listings for exact times. Furthermore, a link to the episode on YouTube is generally first available here on this website about 24 hours before original airtime.)
Milt Larsen (born April 9, 1931 in Pasadena, California) is a writer, actor, performer, lyricist, magician, entrepreneur, speaker and the creator of The Magic Castle, a private club for magicians and enthusiasts.
In 2006, Milt Larson was named in a Variety story that included him in a list of the top ten magicians of all time.
On September 15, 2006, Milt was honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard, in Hollywood, California.
Milt is one of the hardest working entertainers in the business. Eighty-two years young, he is still extremely active running the Magic Castle in Hollywood. Milt visits Ken next week on Ken Boxer Live. The show airs Thursday nights at 10pm on TVSB Channel 17 and on http://www.kenboxerlive.com.
This week appearing on Ken Boxer Live is entrepreneur, computer scientist, and businessman Mr. John Dickson. John owns and runs santabarbara.com as well as many other websites. Every year he runs his “Accidental Santa” 800-number telephone center for children wanting to telephone Santa Claus. In addition, John appeared recently on the NBC Today Show discussing how for the past thirty years he and his buddies during their yearly reunions have taken a photograph of their entire group–at the exact same location and in the exact same spot.
For years Ken Boxer has wanted to interview John. Ken says, “He is an amazing person and one of the nicest people you’d ever want to meet. I’m looking forward to our discussing all of his websites and his entrepreneurial ventures.” You may find more about John Dickson here.
(Original air date: November 21st, 10:00 PM, TVSB-17).