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George is absolutely the worst interviewer on radio or TV. Art was among the best.
George is boring and can make even fascinating topics dull, Art always drew out the best from each guest or caller.
Art carried on a conversation. George has a list of random questions he asks.
Art cared, George doesn't give a hoot.
Art spent time preparing for the show - it took all his time. George sounds like he walks in cold, completely unprepared (unless it's about him, or one of a handful of his pet interests).
Art would challenge a guest if he was being absurd. George seems to agree with everything (he's actually not prepared or able to defend a position and ask probing off the cuff questions)
George asks the same questions every time a guest shows up, as if he's never been on the show before. He asks most of the guests mostly the same questions.
George barely listens - he'll ask questions the guest just finished answering, asks the same question 2 or 3 times during a show, he'll let the guest tell a story or talk about a topic for several minutes, then just before the guest is about to give the punch line or make his point - just before that - George will interrupt and either say something stupid and throw the guest off balance or go to a commercial.
The guest can make an absolutely astonishing comment and George never follows up - he just reads off the next question on his list.
George has a creepy fetish about dead or injured kids and animals - his news segment has as many of these as they can find. He's either creepy or condescending to the women callers and guests.
He isn't much interested in the world around him, there is an amazing amount of things he is just completely unaware of. He doesn't bother to learn much of the material, or even how to pronounce words. He's downright lazy and doesn't care who knows it. His ego is immense.
That should be enough to get you started. A lot of this isn't apparent unless a person is actively listening, and a lot of it won't be obvious until you hear it over and over show after show and start to notice.
Yes, Art Bell had a 'paranormal' show on one radio station ( KDWN) in Las Vegas, Nevada, starting in 1989. It was called 'Area 2000', was sponsored by Robert Bigelow, and so had no advertising. I remember finding it, and listening to it many times, in those days. Bigelow eventually withdrew his sponsorship, and by 1993 Bell began to syndicate his commercially sponsored Coast to Coast AM program to various stations.
Originally posted by The GUT
Yeah, Noory and Knapp, yawn. Not that I've ever been a regular listener in any of C2C's various incarnations, but Art Bell was a heckuva lot more fun to listen to.
I have a question for those that are more informed in this area and I hope it's not off-topic, but I've heard rumors that Robert Bigelow of space technology and NIDS fame funded Art and C2C in it's infancy. Does anyone know if that is true/documentable?
Bigelow certainly has a longtime relationship with George Knapp.
edit on 13-7-2013 by The GUT because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by HomerinNC
Originally posted by gotrox
Originally posted by HomerinNC
Already been posted
From Feb 2013.
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Originally posted by Ross 54
...Yes, Art Bell had a 'paranormal' show on one radio station ( KDWN) in Las Vegas, Nevada, starting in 1989. It was called 'Area 2000', was sponsored by Robert Bigelow, and so had no advertising. I remember finding it, and listening to it many times, in those days. Bigelow eventually withdrew his sponsorship, and by 1993 Bell began to syndicate his commercially sponsored Coast to Coast AM program to various stations.