Published on Wednesday, 22 September 2010 21:45
Although Milt Rosenberg and "Extension 720" was cut back to four days a week and only two hours each (and that is assuming it is not cut short or cut off by a sports broadcast), there is now a new an exciting way to enjoy the show and Milt Rosenberg's engaging interviews. The WGN Radio website is now offering exclusive podcasts of "Extension 720," featuring audio never before heard on the air.
New podcasts will be posted up two to three times most weeks. This new & exclusive audio is in addition
to Milt Rosenberg's regular WGN-AM shows, not
The podcasts run approximately 45 minutes and are commercial-free. They feature Milt Rosenberg interviewing a wide variety of authors, academics, journalists, and many other "persons of interest." Recently added to the "Extension 720" Podcast Exclusives roster are: Jim Lehrer of PBS, Bryan Gruley of the Wall Street Journal, Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson, author Author Steven Harper, feminist historian Christine Stansell, New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, and Arthur C. Brooks, President of the American Enterprise Institute.
The full "Extension 720" podcast list, both Internet-exclusive and regular, can be found at this link HERE
. In addition to listening or downloading vie your computer, the podcasts can also be accessed through the WGN Radio app
for iPhones, Android-based phones or BlackBerries.
WGN-AM's "Extension 720" is one of the longest running programs on Chicago radio right now. Milt Rosenberg took over as host of the show in 1973. In his 37 years as host, he has expertly interviewed everybody from authors of little-known books to world leaders. Comedian/author/musician/former Tonight Show host Steve Allen said "All interviewers should be forced to attend a class in that particular art, conducted by Milt Rosenberg." Paul Fussell, author of "Class, The Great War and Modern Memory, and Wartime"
said "I have been productively interviewed by Milt Rosenberg several times, as I have been by various other radio and television hosts, and I find him absolutely the best. Unlike others he has not just read the book in question he has studied and understood it. At the same time he is able to make the conversation the opposite of studious that is, lively and interesting to the 'general listener.'"
Though born in New York, Mr. Rosenberg moved to Chicago in the mid-1960's and has been here ever since. He is a social psychologist and is a Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Chicago. He has also served as the Director of the Doctoral program in Social and Organizational Psychology there. Mr. Rosenberg has authored numerous books and has had articles published in many professional journals and magazines. In 2008, Milt Rosenberg was awarded the prestigious National Humanities Medal by the President at a ceremony held in the White House East Room.
His life has been a journey of enriching minds through numerous mediums, from in person, to in print, to in your ears via radio waves.
With these new and never-before-heard podcasts, Milt Rosenberg is now taking his "Extension 720" on a new and innovative journey.