Mickey Kaus is kind to The Dennis Miller Show in its passing. (Unlike Evan Smith, who's obviously just a jerk.)
As a rule, I don't like going on political TV shows, but The Dennis Miller Show was the big exception.
The show was always populated with a stream of interesting people. During my appearances on the show other guests included Martin Landau, Stan Lee, and Ray Bradbury--you don't meet people like that on The O'Reilly Factor. And the production staff was full of the type of people you and I would want to be friends with, as opposed to the carnivorous stick-insect producers booking the "serious" political shows. (Note to all TV people: You should scoop Miller's staff up ASAP. They're the best.)
And then there's Dennis. He was a gracious and funny host and, unlike most heads, he actually knows things. A good guy and a great interviewer.
So tonight we raise our glasses to The Dennis Miller Show. May everyone involved in that wonderful project go on to better things.
P.S.: If I was an MSNBC executive, I would reconstitute The Dennis Miller Show and run it in the 9:00 or 10:00 p.m. slot giving you a prime time lineup of Hardball, Tucker Carlson's new show, and Miller. That's a great slate of programming.
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