Kato Kaelin, O. J. Simpson Houseguest and Witness during the 1995 “Trial of the Century.” — Guest 12/25/2014

Kato Kaelin
Kato Kaelin

Ken and Tai warmly welcome our next guest, Kato Kaelin, a radio and television personality who gained worldwide fame as a witness during the 1995 O. J. Simpson murder trial. More recently, Kato has entered the men’s clothing business, currently promoting his own men’s clothing line,  Slacker.

Like the recent Oscar Pistorius trial in South Africa, a trial that mixed celebrity, sex, and privilege, the 1995 O. J. Simpson trial was that–and much more. The whole country seemed fixated on every aspect of the unfolding story. Indeed, even President Clinton admitted to changing his presidential schedule on the day of the verdict not to miss its reading.

Kato Kaelin - O.J Simpson Trial Witness
Kato Kaelin – O.J Simpson Trial Witness

From within this cultural petri dish, out stepped Kato. At the time of the murders, Kato was staying in Simpson’s guest house thereby witnessing some of Simpson’s movements before and after the murders. The prosecution called him as one of its witnesses. His goofy, slightly irreverent, almost cartoon-like court appearances added even more surreality to an already beyond-description national spectacle.  Ultimately the prosecution declared him a hostile witness.

All of us at Ken Boxer Live are looking forward to Kato’s appearance, which promises to be quite lively. Make sure you don’t miss it.

We have limited seating available for audience members. If you would like free tickets to our in-studio broadcast at the TVSB studios in Santa Barbara, please click here. This show tapes on Monday, December 15th (and will initially broadcast on December 25th, one week later than usual). Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 12/25/2014, 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.)

Randy Gardner, Two-Time Olympian & World Champion Figure Skater–Guest 12/04/2014

Randy Gardner
Randy Gardner

For this episode we have a singularly exceptional guest–Randy Gardner, the former champion pair skater. Together with his long-time skating partner Tai Babilonia (who, as you know, happens to be our permanent KBL co-host), he won the 1979 World Figure Skating Championships and five U.S Figure Skating Championships from 1976 through 1980. Additionally, the duo qualified for the 1976 and 1980 Winter Olympics.

Tai and Randy began skating together when Tai was eight and Randy was ten. They became five-time U.S. national champions and won the gold medal at the 1979 World Championships. They were favorites to win a medal at the 1980 Winter Olympics but, tragically, were forced to withdraw, a result of a show-stopping injury to Randy.

Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner
Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner

Considering all the events Tai and Randy have shared throughout their professional lives–from their pre-teen years, through adolescents, and later young adulthood–this interview will have a bottomless well of possible directions.  And we plan to take you there.

Although Tai and Randy no longer professionally skate together, they will always remain tethered together, eternally skating  the magic they perfected, both within our collective memories and surely within our collective hearts. Expect a very memorable and poignant interview.

In place of our regular 30-minute interview format, in honor of this very special occasion–having Randy and Tai together–we will produce two 30-minute episodes. Please check our showtimes menu for scheduling details.

We have limited seating available for audience members. If you would like free tickets to our in-studio broadcast at the TVSB studios in Santa Barbara, please click here. This show tapes on Monday, December 1st. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 12/04/2014, 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.)

Lou Ferrigno, Actor, Speaker, Retired Bodybuilder–Guest 11/20/2014

Lou Ferrigno
Lou Ferrigno

Ken and Tai proudly and excitedly welcome Lou Ferrigno, “The Incredible Hulk,” to this week’s Ken Boxer Live. We can easily predict that this will be a very exciting show, and you surely will not want to miss it.

Lou Ferrigno is an actor, fitness trainer, and retired professional bodybuilder. As a bodybuilder, Ferrigno won an IFBB Mr. America title and two consecutive IFBB Mr. Universe titles, and appeared in the universally known 1977 bodybuilding documentary Pumping Iron.

As an actor, he is surely best known for starring in the CBS television series The Incredible Hulk and vocally reprising this role in subsequent animated and computer-generated incarnations. He has also appeared in European-produced fantasy adventures such as Sinbad of the Seven Seas and Hercules, and as himself in the sitcom The King of Queens.

Ferrigno’s current activities include hosting the upcoming IFBB/NPC Ferrigno Legacy bodybuilding contest at the famed Santa Barbara Granada Theatre, November 28 & 29, 2014. Scheduling and ticket information are available at the event’s website.

Lou Ferrigno
Lou Ferrigno

For Ferrigno’s full biography, please visit his website.

We have limited seating available for audience members. If you would like free tickets to our in-studio broadcast at the TVSB studios in Santa Barbara, please click here. This show tapes on Monday, November 17th. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 11/20/2014, 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.)

Maya Spielman, Artist and Stunningly Beautiful Model–Guest 11/06/2014

Maya Spielman
Maya Spielman

Ken and Tai warmly welcome the talented and sought-after artist, and dazzling gorgeous model, Maya Spielman as the next Ken Boxer Live guest.

Maya Spielman is one of the most exciting artists to hit the Southern California art scene in a  very long time. Millions of television viewers recognize Maya’s work, such as her painting displayed on the reality series Khloe and Lamar, the weekly television series. You can find more about Maya at her website.

Most interesting to note is that Maya donates many of her exquisite paintings to charities raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for many worthy causes.

Maya Spielman
Maya Spielman

But not only is she an amazing artist, she is also a very sought-after Southern California model. Some of her modeling work can be seen in her gallery.

We have limited seating available for audience members. If you would like free tickets to our in-studio broadcast at the TVSB studios in Santa Barbara, please click here. This show tapes on Monday, November 3rd. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 11/06/2014, 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.)

Leif Garrett, 1970s Teenage Pop Singer, Actor, and TV Personality –Guest 10/23/2014

Leif Garrett
Leif Garrett

Ken and Tai happily welcome Leif Garrett, who is making a rare Santa Barbara appearance with us, to the next Ken Boxer Live.

Garrett is an American singer, actor, and television personality who became famous in the late 1970s as a child pop star and teen idol. Later in his adult life, he became somewhat infamous, receiving much publicity for his drug abuse and legal troubles. You can read much of Garrett’s biography on his Wikipedia page. We warmly welcome him to our show, and viewers won’t want to miss it.

Leif Garrett
Leif Garrett

We have limited seating available for audience members. If you would like free tickets to our in-studio broadcast at the TVSB studios in Santa Barbara, please click here. This show tapes on Monday, Oct 20th. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 10/23/2014, 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.)

Angela Cartwright, Legendary Actress and Photographer–Guest 09/25/2014

Angela Cartwright
Angela Cartwright

The legendary actress Angela Cartwright is our next guest on Ken Boxer Live. Come watch as Ken and co-host Tai Babilonia welcome her to our show.

Angela Cartwright, best known for her iconic acting roles in Make Room for Daddy, The Sound of Music, and Lost in Space, is also an internationally recognized artist and author. Her book Mixed Emulsions: Altered Art Techniques for Photographic Imagery showcases her hand-painted photography and unique altered-art techniques.  Actress, artist, author, photographer, curator, collaborator, instructor, wife, mother, and grandmother, she currently lives in Los Angeles. For more biographical information, you may visit her Wikipedia page.

Angela Cartwright with Bill Mumy
Angela Cartwright with Bill Mumy

Currently Cartwright’s exciting new book Styling the Stars:Treasures from the Twentieth Century Fox Archive hits the bookstores in October.  We will showcase a sneak preview of  it.  From what we’ve heard, it is a must-read, one that will happily grace your coffee tables.

A big thank you to our friend Bill Mumy for arranging this interview. And a gigantic thank you to Tai Babilonia, close friend of Mumy’s.

We have limited seating available for audience members. If you would like free tickets to our in-studio broadcast at the TVSB studios in Santa Barbara, please click here. This show tapes on Monday, Sept 22nd. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 09/25/2014, 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.)

Mark Stouffer, Emmy Award-Winning Director and Filmmaker–Guest 09/11/2014

Mark Stouffer
Mark Stouffer

We welcome to Ken Boxer Live the Emmy award-winning director and filmmaker Mark Stouffer. In addition to his two Emmy awards, Stouffer has received nine Emmy nominations, a Directors Guild of  America best director nomination, and over 75 international awards. You can find Stouffer’s complete bio here.

Most recently Stouffer has directed, produced, and written a documentary for Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. This documentary depicts the exciting Bezos-funded deep underwater search for rocket parts belonging to the spacecrafts of the historic Apollo moon flights of the ’60s and and ’70s.  Here is a link to its trailer, which shows some of these amazing and exciting expeditions.

We have limited seating available for audience members. If you would like free tickets to our in-studio broadcast at the TVSB studios in Santa Barbara, please click here. This show tapes on Monday, Sept 8th. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 09/11/2014, 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.)