Howard said that Craig Gass went to the big Michael Jackson concert on Friday night. Howard said he heard that all of Michael's ''weirdo'' friends like Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando and Liza Minnelli were all there as well as 'N Sync and Britney Spears. Craig told Howard the show was just a ''weird show'' overall. They took breaks after each song and there was silence during the breaks. Marlon Brando appeared on stage and did some weird speech about children being hacked up by machetes and being beaten. Craig said he was booed off the stage. Even Michael got booed when he wouldn't sing a song that the audience requested. Craig also speculated that Michael was lip-syncing his solo songs but when he performed with his brothers, The Jackson Five, it sounded live to him.
Howard read in a newspaper article that after the Jackson concert they had a party and Michael was surrounded by six ten year old boys at his table. He also had guests like Sean Lennon, Bijou Philips and Yoko Ono sitting around the party.
Howard changed subjects and said that he took his 8 year old daughter to the ''Lion King'' musical. He said it's about the fourth time he's been to the show and he loves it. He said he's such a miserable guy all the time but when he goes to see the play, it lifts his spirits. He said it makes him feel good about the world. Howard was also saying that he likes to see the black and white actors getting along with each other in the play.
Howard talked a little bit about how famous black celebrities like Spike Lee started showing up at the U.S. Open to support Venus and Serena Williams in the finals. Robin agreed with Howard when he said it's turning into a racial thing and it's ridiculous. Howard was also talking about the Williams' sisters father and the rest of their entourage who sit in the audience. Everyone discussed how weird that whole scene is also.
A listener called in and told Howard that Joan Rivers' dog Spike died recently. Howard said he heard about it and it was actually big news because it came over the news wire. The dog was 17. Howard said things all come in three's. We've lost Hank the Dwarf and now Spike. There must be one more death coming. Howard spent a couple of minutes discussing Spike and how well the dog was treated. Gary said he almost got fired over that dog because he let Joan bring it in their building when they weren't allowed to. There was a rule later on that didn't allow any pets other than Spike.
Doug said that he went up on a bus with High Pitch Erik and some other people decided not to go up because of Erik being on the bus. We also learned that Crackhead Bob has decided to distance himself from the show. He's now just plain old ''Bob'' and not ''Crackhead Bob.'' He didn't want to go to the funeral because he was afraid the cameras were going to be there. Bob just doesn't want anything to do with the show now. Doug said he's been hearing about this for a while now but he hasn't been able to figure the whole thing out. He hasn't been hired to do many appearances lately so he may have gotten fed up or just plain jealous of the other wack pack members who have been getting gigs. Meanwhile, Beetlejuice was flown up to the funeral.
Hank's mother called in and thanked everyone who showed up to the funeral and the wake. She also thanked everyone who e-mailed them and sent their condolences. Hank's mother said that someone in the family put a can of beer in Hank's coffin with him. She said someone else slipped a bottle of Jack Daniels in under Hank's coat. That's what Hank would have wanted though so she didn't take the stuff out.
Doug spent a few minutes telling Howard how big the funeral turned out to be and how great it was that everyone showed up.
While all of this was going on Howard brought up the whole Crackhead Bob thing and how other ''extreme fans'' get pissed when they don't get enough attention. He said that both Bobo and Kenneth Keith Kallenbach have been calling the show wondering when they're going to get on the show again. Bobo called Gary and complained that Howard hasn't picked up the phone for him in 4 months. Howard thinks he's nuts and he told him that today. Bobo thinks that there's something going on because Howard used to pick up his calls all the time. Howard said nothing is going on though. Kenneth Keith has also been calling Gary asking when he's going to get on because people keep asking him when he's going to be back on the show. Howard asked that the fans stop asking Kenneth that question so he'll stop calling the show already.
Kathy went on to describe how bizarre Robin's whole appearance was. She said that first the audience had to see Matt sitting there and speaking with this amazingly deep voice. Then Robin announced she was playing for a charity for Hank the angry drunken dwarf who just died. Then at one point Regis kept hounding Robin about the book she wrote and she had to tell him that her father had molested her as a child. Kathy said that Robin's appearance was the best interview out of all of the celebrities who were on. Those celebrities included Bill Maher, Denis Leary, Jack Black, Seth Green, Kevin Nealon and Caroline Rhea.
Robin and Kathy shared stories about each of the celebrities and how crazy everything was on the show. Robin ended up goofing on Bill Maher for a few minutes. She had some funny stories to tell about Bill complaining about needing to leave early to do his ''own show'' and he had to go to some charity event or something like that. Robin and Kathy both told Howard they couldn't give details on the game itself because it hasn't aired yet. Kathy did kind give us a hint by saying that she may be haunted by this one question that she ''may have'' missed during her turn in the hot seat. She said people will probably be goofing on her for years to come about the question she ''may have'' missed.
The episodes of this version of ''Who Wants to be a Millionaire'' will start airing Monday, September 17th and will air on consecutive Mondays after that.
Howard also spoke to Kathy about her relationship with Brooke Shields for a couple of minutes. This segment didn't last all that long since Kathy had quite a bit of air time during the previous segment.
Howard was wrapping things up when he said that he had clips from the Britney Spears ''Diary'' show from MTV. He played some of the clips and goofed on them with Kathy.
Howard wrapped up the interview with Kathy and ''Big Foot'' Matt who was still sitting in. Kathy has a bunch of upcoming appearances on HBO and on the ABC TV show ''Whose Line Is It Anyway'' with Drew Carey.
The black porn models were Dynamite and Chanelle from Black Tail magazine (BlackTailMag.com.) Howard quickly spoke to each of the women about how they got involved in the porn mag industry. The girls from Mystique said that their magazine is not very graphic. They described it as being classy like Victoria's Secret.
Howard then got right into the game. He had 10 questions and he alternated between the black team and the white team. If the girls got a question wrong or didn't answer they had a point taken away. If they got one right, they got a point added to their score. The girls weren't supposed to talk to each other about the answer either. Here are some of the questions and the answers they gave:
Howard spoke to the girls for a few more minutes and plugged their web sites. Howard also learned that Dynamite can shoot eggs out of her private parts. He didn't have any eggs around to check that out though. KC came in and offered up a Dunkin' Donuts Munchkin or one of Tom Chiusano's golf balls to shoot but Dynamite wasn't interested. Howard then wrapped up the segment.
Howard's buddy Ralph called in and asked Scott a few questions. He wondered why Scott thinks this relationship will last. Scott said he thinks that she's the right girl. Ralph then pointed out that Scott thought the first wife was the ''right one'' but she wasn't. He doesn't know that this one will work out either. Scott tried to defend himself but Howard kept hounding him about how bad of an idea this was. Howard says that marriage isn't even in his universe anymore. He's discussed it with his girlfriend Beth and they both agree that they don't want to get married or even live together. Howard said he doesn't believe in a legal document where you may get penalized for falling out of love. Howard thinks that both Gary and Stuttering John are both miserable in their marriages. Both of them deny that but he insists that they are. Stuttering John said that he's happy but Howard pointed out that he's always drinking beer and he's on a drug called Luvox to keep him ''normal.'' Gary just pretends that he doesn't know what Howard is talking about when he asks him how his relationship. This discussion went on for about 45 minutes, taking up most of Robin's news segment.
West coast reporter Gary Garver called in to talk about his experience at the Hall of Fame Awards Dinner that he went to. He got an interview with David Hasselhoff but it didn't go over too well. He said Hasselhoff wasn't happy that he was asking dopey questions at a dinner for Multiple Sclerosis. Then Gary got the same talk from Adam Sandler. Sandler ended up having Gary thrown out of the event so he wasn't able to question anyone else.
Gary's phone connection really sucked and Howard goofed on him about that for a minute before giving up on the whole conversation. Gary didn't have much else to talk about anyway.
Howard played some voice mails from people who wanted to talk about the whole Hank the Dwarf death tribute. Crazy Alice called in and cried as she left one message. In a second message she complained about the way High Pitch Erik was using Hank to get air time when he was hanging out at the Hank Memorial out on the street. She ended up calling him names and cursed him out about it in the voice mail. Other callers were upset about Howard using Hank's death as material on the show.
One of the wacky calls that Howard got was from this guy Anthony Zipper who brought in his stuffed daughter Calistra last Halloween. He thinks that Hank should be stuffed and kept above ground.
High Pitch Erik called in to defend himself against Crazy Alice about what was said about him. Howard kind of defended what Erik did but didn't keep him on the phone for more than 30 seconds.
Howard said that a lot of people have been sending in song parodies to the tune of Afroman's ''Because I Got High.'' Howard played one that he got about KC called ''Because I'm A Gay Guy'' that was pretty funny.
Some guy from MediaAttack.com called in and told a lame story about going to the Michael Jackson tribute concert the other night. He somehow ended up sitting next to Michael's family and he made some comments to them not knowing that they were his family. His story wasn't all that interesting but Howard let him plug his web site anyway. He said he was on the show a couple of years ago with a phony phone call he'd made to Larry King.
Angry Black got his first DJ stint on Howard's radio station over the weekend. Howard played tape of some of Angry Black's breaks and he didn't sound any worse than any other DJ on their station. Howard said that it proves that anyone can be a DJ.
Howard said one woman they profiled in the paper was pretty hot. Some of the other women didn't match the requirements that Howard gave Marie to follow. ONe woman was 45 years old and said she has plans for Howard to ''pray'' for himself. Howard said he didn't get divorced to date a 45 year old woman. Howard read through the other women and none of them seemed to be appealing to him.
Howard and Robin both pointed out that Marie is going about this all wrong because she's bad mouthing a client saying that he's ugly and it's hard to find him a date. Robin asked why any average person would want to go to this woman if she can't even find a celebrity a date.
Gary tried to get Marie on the phone but her answering machine was on. Later in the show one of the women in the article that Howard read called in. Sheeba Winston, the ''hot black chick'', called in to tell Howard that she's a fan of Howard's and that she was looking forward to meeting him. She's a model and she's appeared in quite a few magazines. Howard spent a few minutes with her asking about her age and her breast size among other things. Stuttering John was in helping out with some of the questions. He asked her if she's into anal sex, she's not. Howard asked her if she thinks OJ Simpson is innocent or guilty. She wasn't so sure about that one. She wants to think he's innocent but he sure looks guilty to her. Howard said he'd have to straighten her out about some of those things. Sheeba managed to get a plug in for her web site SheebaWinston.com before Howard had to take a break.
John says that they are planning to do an E! True Hollywood Story about Hank because he really did have a lot of friends in the industry. He did appear in a few TV shows and movies so he was a ''Hollywood'' celebrity. John said the people at Troma pictures have some behind the scenes stuff from a new ''Toxic Avenger'' movie that's coming out this fall. They are willing to give E! the rights to air the scenes if they do the ''True Hollywood Story.'' John told Howard that he'll have to do the show also. Howard then planned out how he's going to have to make himself cry for the show. John told Howard they'll talk to everyone who wants to talk about Hank.
As John was getting ready to leave he told Howard that he was hitchhiking one time and the guy who picked him up made a pass at him. He said the guy reached his arm over toward his crotch but he was able to hit the guy and get out of the car before anything else happened. John seemed to be trying to convince Howard that he's not gay by telling that story.
During this discussion Howard broke in with the news that the World Trade Center had been hit by an airplane. Ralph went to his window and saw that there was a huge fire over there. He ended up getting off the phone to go watch. Howard then spent the rest of the show watching news reports from the scene and taking calls from eyewitnesses. At one point Howard said he was speechless as he watched the fire burning in the World Trade Center.
As the morning went on Howard had live audio feeds from the CBS network that he let through over the air. Crazy Cabbie called in and was just about crying as he vented his frustration with the whole terrorism thing. He thinks that the President needs to take action as soon as possible and put a stop to terrorists around the world.
Howard's General Manager Tom Chiusano told Howard that staying on the air was a good idea to let people have an outlet. Howard thought about getting off the air shortly after all of this news broke but Tom convinced him to stay on the air. The phones were all tied up throughout the city so it was tough to take phone calls as the morning progressed. Cabbie stayed on the line and gave his eyewitness account of what he was seeing from his building in Brooklyn. He saw the collapse of the trade center buildings and you could hear his voice quivering as he described the collapse. Very scary stuff. Howard pretty much gave up control of his show and turned it over to the audio feed from CBS TV.
(Update: 4:45pm) Howard stayed on the air until approximately 12:15pm covering the news of the terrorist attacks. His coverage was pretty serious but there were still some light moments. He was doing such a great job that Tom Chiusano convinced him to stay until after noon. Luckily Howard's radio station wasn't close to the terrorist attacks so everyone was safe. Some employees left early to try and go home to loved ones. KC left the building because he didn't feel safe up on the 14th floor where the studios are based. Gary also left when he heard that traffic was able to leave the city. His family is located in Connecticut and he wanted to get home to them. During the CBS news coverage Howard called his loved ones and touched base with them to find out if everyone was okay. As of noon it sounded like his immediate family was all okay.
Howard and Crazy Cabbie talked about how strange the city was yesterday and this morning after all that happened. Cabbie said there were literally no cars on 6th avenue this morning and you never see that. Howard said he went home and got worked up over the whole situation and wanted to go kill someone.
Howard gave Cabbie praise for what he did during the show yesterday. His eyewitness accounts of the destruction were great and Howard let him know that.
Howard's hair dresser, Toni Coburn, came in and said that she and her 2 year old child saw the second airplane crash into the World Trade Center and now her 2 year old is completely freaked out. Howard said he got out of the building yesterday and just ran after he saw the smoke coming from just a couple of miles away. He said it didn't really hit him until he was trying to fall asleep last night. He was really freaked out by everything after thinking about it and watching it all day.
Artie Lange called in from New Jersey and said he just looked out from his new apartment and saw the New York City skyline without the two World Trade Center towers there.
Howard talked about President Bush's speech last night and he said it was okay because he heard the one line that he wanted to hear him say... That we're not going to tolerate countries that harbor terrorists. That's one of the things Howard was hoping to hear throughout the show yesterday.
Robin showed up around 6:20am. Howard didn't think she was going to make it in. She told Howard that it's a good thing he's on this morning because it makes everything seem like it's going to be okay. Howard said he ran into Regis Philbin yesterday and he told someone in an elevator that the only person who can make this better is Howard Stern. The person in the elevator said that even Howard can't make it better.
Artie Lange said that he was going to try and make it in from New Jersey this morning because he saw that the ferry was running. Howard asked him to bring in some breakfast because no one was around to make anything for them.
Doug Goodstein called in and said he was down near ''ground zero'' because he wanted to volunteer to help. He's helping out down there just getting food and moving cars around for the rescue workers. Howard told him to stay down there because he's needed more down there than in the E! studio.
Howard continued to wonder what he was doing on the air this morning. Gary came in and said that Robin was right when she said that Howard's voice was very comforting to hear on the air live. He doesn't even realize it himself.
Everyone discussed the hijackings and wondered about how that could have happened with so many people on the airplane. Howard said that we may not know what that was like because we've never been in that situation ourselves. Some people think that the terrorists could have been overtaken but we don't know how many of them there were and what the situations were like on the planes.
Mariann from Brooklyn called in and told Howard she's trying to find someone who was on the 105th floor of 1 World Trade Center yesterday and she hasn't been able to find out any info. She begged for anyone who knows information about the person to call the show. She's tried calling hospitals but they haven't been able to help much because they're so overwhelmed.
Howard decided to take phone calls throughout the whole show this morning. There were some angry people calling in and saying that we should just kill everyone from an Arab nation. Howard doesn't believe that's right and he was sure to let them know his feelings. He does, however, think that we should blow up the countries that harbor these criminals. He and Tom Chiusano both think that we should blow up the areas where kids were dancing and celebrating the destruction over here. ''Blow them up before they can grow up to do the same thing later in their lives'' is basically what they were saying.
Howard talked about seeing Newt Gingrich on the news last night talking about how we should take care of this situation. Howard said Newt had the best idea when he said we should demand that terrorists should be handed over from these countries who harbor them. If they don't turn them over, we bomb them. Howard thinks that that's the way to go but he wants to take it one step further. Howard said that even if they do hand them over we should still bomb them until their countries are parking lots.
Howard said that his day yesterday was spent with relatives. His brother-in-law came over to his apartment and the rest of the family was calling him all day trying to find out if he's okay. Howard said most of his family headed away from the city after the disaster and he's still wondering why he stuck around to do his radio show.
A caller asked Howard if he thinks the World Trade Center buildings will be rebuilt. Crazy Cabbie said they should be put right back up to show the world we haven't been defeated. He also said that his radio partner Cane said that when those buildings went down it was like chopping off the country's testicles. We need our manhood back so they should be put back up right away.
Howard talked about how KC ran out of the building yesterday to get off the 14th floor. Gary said that he got an e-mail from KC today saying that he's not coming in because he just wants to hang out on Long Island because he's still so freaked out. It sounded like everyone wanted to goof on him about that but some people said they understand where he's coming from.
A woman called in and told Howard that he's been replaced by ''Kevin and Bean'' in her city. Howard said that the show wasn't going to concentrate on stuff like that today but he did complain for about a minute about how his company is syndicating these guys and how ridiculous it is that he has to compete with crap like that.
Howard continued to take phone calls and discussed his views on how we have to take immediate action and bomb the countries that have anything to do with this. He said it worked when we bombed the Japanese during World War II and it'll work now.
Dominic Barbara called in and tried to stop Howard for a minute. He doesn't believe we should bomb anyone at this point. Dominic also made a joke about Fred that set Fred off. Fred complained about how Dominic makes jokes about him and how his wife's store is very close to the World Trade Center. He said that if she'd gone to work an hour earlier she might have been part of the whole disaster.
Howard and the crew talked about how one fireman was killed when someone jumped from the World Trade Center building and landed on him. They also announced that a bunch of police and firemen were found alive this morning so there was some good news.
Jessica Hahn called in and told Howard some of the updates she'd heard about how some of the terrorists may have been based in Florida. She theorized that perhaps the Cubans may have had something to do with this. No one in the studio thought that could be possible though. The mood of the show was kept relatively light so there was a little bit of joking going on. Artie and Cabbie both joked that perhaps we should either bomb Florida or cut it off and let if float away if that's where the terrorists are based. The joking eased the tension of the subjects being discussed.
Howard gave out phone numbers for the Red Cross and the blood donation agencies so people can help out in their own way.
To lighten the mood again Howard and Robin talked about how she got home yesterday. Robin's driver took off before she was ready to leave yesterday so she didn't have a ride home. She stuck around the station most of the day and didn't have anywhere to stay. At around two o'clock she saw sad-sack Scott the Engineer getting ready to leave. She asked him for a ride back to New Jersey so she could try and get home from there. Scott was giving Steve the Engineer (Wood Yi) a ride home also so she was stuck with both of them. Robin said Scott's car stinks like cigarettes and there were ashes all over the floor. She said ''Wood Yi'' has trouble breathing so he was coughing half the time they were driving home. The whole story was hilarious. Robin wanted to avoid going all the way back to Scott's house so she asked to be dropped off at the Paramus Mall. Scott actually left her there but Scott's wife found out and picked her up. Robin said she was ''rescued'' by Scott's wife because she still didn't have a ride home. She ended up back at Scott's house and eventually agreed to take one of their cars to drive home in. Their ''gray car'' was the one she'd gotten the ride to the mall in. She said that something was rolling around in the back of the car but she was afraid to open the trunk because she thought it might be a body or something. It turns out it was a bowling ball. Scott said he was supposed to go bowling last night but when he showed up at the alley the place was dark. He didn't know why. Howard and the crew made fun of him because it's not like CNN is going to announce that Scott's bowling league was canceled that night. Howard said that goofing on Scott made him feel much better today. Robin told Howard that even Scott's dog doesn't like him. She said the dog growled at him when he went near it.
Joey Boots, a guy who has been on the show a few times, came in to talk about his experiences yesterday. He was out helping as many people as he could while he was in the area of the disaster. He said he saw the second plane crash and the aftermath of it. He said he saw at least 50 people jump from the burning buildings as well as body parts and dead bodies all over the place. He stuck around and put injured people in any vehicle he could find trying to get them some help.
Howard repeated his views and said he's going to back the President right now but he's also saying that Bush needs to show how strong we are by just blasting the crap out of these Arab countries. Howard seems to be afraid that Bush is going to go too light on these countries.
Howard took a bunch of phone calls and let people vent their anger. There was also some discussion about some Nostradamus predictions that were apparently made about this stuff but everything was so vague that Howard just dismissed them. Howard eventually wrapped up the show around 10:30 this morning after thanking everyone for their coverage of the situation.
Howard called today ''Day Three'' after the terrorist attacks in the city. He said he still doesn't know what to do on the show. He and Robin discussed some of the things they heard on the news yesterday. Howard heard from one person that an Iraqi company had tried to up their insurance policy on a building they own in Washington D.C. The day before the attacks but they weren't able to do so.
KC showed up this morning. The other day he ran out of the building and out to Long Island to get away from the city. When he came in the studio Howard told him that he needs to put on a dress this morning because he's such a little girl for running away. Robin was really harsh on him and the two of them went at each others throats for a couple of seconds. KC sounded very angry and told Robin to ''SHUT UP!'' a few times.
Howard said he thought about leaving the city last night after he got scared again. This time it was the smell of burning plastic that freaked him out and made him think that his own building was on fire. It was just the smoke from the other smoldering buildings making its way up toward his building. He never did get out of the city last night though.
KC continued to defend himself for leaving the city as everyone called him names. Everyone else on the show stayed around and did the show the next day while KC was hanging out on Long Island. Even Tom Chiusano came in and told KC that it would have been the ''professional thing'' to do because their job is to get information out to people. It turns out KC was getting a tan on his way into the city last night. That set people off even more and it was constant yelling and joking about KC. Howard told him he might be cowardly but he looks good.
KC made a good point when he said that Howard was thinking about not coming in on Wednesday. That didn't stop the goofing though. Robin was the worst though. Her high-pitched, screeching voice was like a police siren as she yelled ''Pansy, Pansy'' and other little digs. She was relentless. Even I wanted her to shut up. KC said he wanted to choke her for all of the goofing. Robin said she's not afraid of him though. She said she could just say ''boom'' and he'd run away like the little girl he is. The conversation continued for a good 40 minutes. Gary eventually came in with a dress and shoes for KC to wear. KC took the dress and ripped it. He doesn't have a sense of humor according to Robin.
Howard took a break and had Gary the Retard on the phone to explain to him what was going on in New York City. Gary the retard said he heard 150 people were missing but Howard had to explain to him that it was more like 10,000. Robin had to ask Gary if he would have stayed in the city or run home like KC did. Gary said he would have stayed and helped Howard out.
After that call Howard got back to discussing some of the things that happened in the news yesterday. He continued to talk about what he thinks should be done about the situation as he did during yesterday's show.
Robin read one article that said some guys who were seen celebrating in Jersey City after the World Trade Center disaster may be deported from the country.
Howard took phone calls from people who wanted to discuss the terrorist attack subject. Guests were not high on the priority list this week as a result of everything that has happened. It's also been almost impossible for people to get into the city so that's another reason guests won't be showing up this week.
Al Paranello from Howard's Atlantic City affiliate, WJSE FM 102.7, called in to let everyone know that the comedy show they're sponsoring at the Trump Marina Casino this Saturday, September 15th will be donating proceeds from the show to the rescue effort going on in New York City. Stuttering John and comedian Jim Florentine (Terrorizing Telemarketers) are part of the show. Al said that many people down in Atlantic City have been keeping on top of the story by listening to Howard. Al said that people tell him that Howard's coverage is ''more human'' than the other news coverage that's available. To find out more about the show please visit WJSE.com.
KC became the center of attention again when Howard and Robin started picking on him. Crazy Cabbie called in to tell him what he thinks of KC also.
Bloated Attorney Dominic Barbara called in and offered KC some stuff to get him in the dress they were talking about earlier in the show. KC said ''No way chubby!'' and refused to put on the dress. Howard asked what it would take to get him to put one on. KC said that it's going to take a lot to get that to happen. The amount of $10,000 got his attention. The offer was that he had to bet $5000 at the horse track and the other $5000 was to go to a charity. Howard told KC he had to wear the dress, high heels, pantyhose, garter belt and a sash. KC said the $5000 would allow him to start his life fresh. He has a lot of bills to pay and this would fix his financial problems. Everyone offered to put up money to support this crazy bet. Howard didn't want KC to bet all of his $5000 at the track so it's probably going to be less than that.
The more they talked about it the less KC liked the idea. He said he wouldn't wear make up or heels. That's part of the deal though. Comedian Artie Lange, who was sitting in today, said that one time a guy came up to him and told him his sneakers were ''faggy'' while he was at the track with KC. That's the mentality of the people there so KC will surely get goofed on if he's in a dress.
KC's deal changed as the discussion went on. Dominic said he'd give KC $500 to bet per race. Most of the other money that was being offered would go to the families of the terrorist attack victims that KC wanted to help out. KC would get a few thousand for himself too. Howard had a dress all picked out for KC to wear but it was too small. He's very demanding for a woman.
Dominic is going to make this whole thing into a date. KC will be his date so they'll be seen together at the track. KC is still refusing to do some of the stuff. He said he won't wear women's panties and he won't wear make up. He also didn't like the name Howard picked out for him... Stacy... because it rhymes with KC.
Howard got back to the terrrorist discussion. Everyone was curious about how the terrorists were able to get on the airplanes so that discussion went on for a while. Howard also talked about how lax our national security is. He said he saw someone on TV last night talking about how high level government guys are able to get access to national secrets and they can sell the secrets to other countries pretty easily. Howard thinks that something has to be done about that.
Howard guessed that Cindy was in her 30s but Cindy told Howard that she's 46 years old. He and Robin both said that she actually looks very good for having so many surgeries. She told Howard about some of the procedures that she's had done over the past 24 years. She said she started when she was 24 and she may not be done yet. They had before and after pictures that they viewed during the segment and she really has made quite a transformation. She wanted to go for the Barbie doll look and Howard said she did a pretty good job of getting there. She described how she had her chin made smaller by having it taken out and sawed down to the size it is now. She had breast implants at one time but they ''turned hard'' and she had them removed. She said her natural breasts don't look all that bad now because she had them wrapped up higher and tighter after having the implants removed. That somehow kept them perky.
Howard wondered how Cindy makes a living because it seems like she does so just by being herself and doing interviews. Cindy said that she wrote a book about plastic surgery and how you can figure out what's right for you. She sells that through her web site and that's how she makes a living apparently.
Cindy told Howard that she never works out because she doesn't have the time. She said she had liposuction to get the body shape she was looking for and she's been able to maintain that by watching her diet. She said she likes Suzanne Somers diet so she sticks to that.
A family friend that Howard knows, Roy Eaton, called in and asked Howard why he isn't sticking to his beliefs about meditation and peace in the world. Roy told Howard that the meditation technique they both use, Transcendental Meditation (TM.org) has proven that a group of 3000 people meditating have been able to put a stop to violence. He suggested that we have people meditate to put a stop to this violence. Howard told Roy that the way to a peaceful world is to do away with the countries where these terrorists are being helped. Roy sounded like he was in tears by the time Howard got off the phone.
Broadcaster Greg Gumbel called in and told Howard about Gordon Sinclair, a Canadian television Commentator who, back in 1973, made a speech about what the United States has done for the world. (Read & hear it here: http://www.rcc.ryerson.ca/ccf/news/unique/american.html) Greg read quotes from the guy where he basically tells the world to get behind the country that pours money into other countries trying to help them out in times of need. The guy made a lot of sense and Greg sounded like he was either coming down with a cold or he was near tears as he read the great quotes. Howard thanked Greg for calling in with that and asked if his brother Bryant was okay. Greg said he was doing just fine.
Howard continued to take more phone calls from listeners who wanted to get their thoughts out. Mike Gange and Doug Goodstein from E! came in and talked about what kind of items are needed for the volunteers who are helping to dig out of the mess down at the World Trade Center. Gange gave out a whole list of items like bandages, gauze, shirts, socks, saline solution, eye goggles, face masks, food and many other things. Doug Goodstein said he was wearing heavy duty work boots down there and they were completely torn up by the jagged metal that's lying around. He said they really need people to send that stuff down to Chelsea Piers at 23rd St. and 12th Ave where it'll be distributed to the volunteers. They have plenty of volunteers down there right now, they just need the supplies to help them keep working.
Howard continued to talk and take phone calls about what he, and many others think, this country needs to do before wrapping up the show.
Howard said he read an article that says there are weapons available that these terrorists could get a hold of that could just annihilate the whole city instead of just a few buildings. Howard says he knows the idea of internment camps doesn't sound like something we could ever do again after World War II but it might be time for them again.He said we need to get people out of this country who are here on student visas and deport a lot of people before we start bombing other countries. He pointed out how the terrorists that crashed these planes spent 2 years living in this country training and getting ready to perform this terrorist act. There were more of them ready to do it yesterday too.
Comedian Artie Lange said he was on the ferry going home yesterday and they were delayed for a half hour or so. Artie then heard a couple complaining that an Arab guy carrying a bag was searched by an FBI agent. They said they couldn't believe the guy just had to go through that and his rights were being violated. Howard and Artie think they should have been thanking the FBI agent for trying to keep them safe.
Howard read the article that he mentioned earlier in the show. The article was written before these attacks happened but it went on to talk about how nuclear arms can be smuggled into this country easily and they are readily available. If a nuclear bomb went off in New York or Washington D.C. They could be vaporized in a matter of seconds. Howard said he really is scared living in Manhattan now.
Howard talked about President Bush getting emotional during a press conference he held yesterday. Howard said he got a little bit of confidence in him after seeing Bush near tears as he said he knows he has a job to do and he's going to do it.
Gary asked Howard when or if Howard will ever fly again. Howard said he knows it'll kill the airlines to say it but ''never.'' Gary said he was supposed to fly in about a week out to L.A. but now he's not going to fly at all. Stuttering John has to go somewhere in a couple of weeks and he's thinking of not going. John said the airline tickets are much cheaper now that this has happened though. Howard said the airlines are going to be ruined by all of this. Robin said one airline, Midway, has already thrown in the towel and gone out of business. She said they were already in financial trouble and these disasters have made it clear that they couldn't survive.
Howard said he hasn't been able to sleep with all of this stuff going on. He went to bed around 11pm and woke up at around 2am and he was up from then on. He said he was thinking about how the news that was being reported on before this terrorist attack was nonsense about Mariah Carey, Alec Baldwin and other celebrities. All frivolous stuff that no one cares about. Howard said that someone said that when we don't have an enemy we turn on ourselves and that's exactly what was happening before this attack. Artie Lange said that a great example of this frivolous stuff was when E! interrupted Howard's show to announce that Harrison Ford was getting legally separated. Howard had played the clip on the air the day after it happened and he replayed it this morning to show what our lives were before this tragedy.
Howard ended up talking about how Page Six is busy reporting on Whitney Houston's health and it's very frivolous stuff at this time. A woman called in who works at the paper and Howard ended up yelling at her to go back to the paper today and get the gossip writers to start concentrating on getting gossip on the terrorists instead of celebrities.
Howard spent a little time talking about how he's still reading live commercials while the network TV news coverage has been ignoring their advertisers and haven't run ads in days. That means millions and millions of dollars that they won't be bringing in. Other radio stations are running ads that are more fitting for the situation while Howard's station is running ads for penis enlargement.
Ian Speigelman from Page Six called in and Howard spoke to him about the frivolous stuff their reporters are concentrating on. He tried to convince Ian that they need to put their resources to better use and go out and report on ''real'' stories. Howard admits he reads Page Six but he had to put it down after reading their jabs at Alec Baldwin in today's paper. He spent quite a bit of time trying to convince Ian that it was a great idea to turn Page Six into ''Arab Page Six'' where they'd report on suspected terrorists. Ian said that it's up to the FBI and CIA to figure out all of that stuff and they could get in some big trouble if they reported on the wrong person being a suspected terrorist. Ian thought the whole idea was just funny, not taking it seriously. Howard said he was serious about the whole idea though.
A listener called in and brought up how the flight school owner where these terrorists went to learn to fly said that the guys claimed they were German and they didn't care about learning to takeoff or land. He thought the flight school guy should have been a little suspicious when he learned that. Howard and Artie Then went into their best Mid-East accents and goofed on how the guys might have sounded when the told the guy they were German. It was really funny stuff.
Jessica Hahn called in and brought up a story about how two dead fire fighters were found hugging each other when they were uncovered. She also said that even MTV had full coverage of the disaster so everyone was covering the tragedy including Carson Daly. This led Howard and Artie down the path of comedy once again. They joked about how MTV might have interviewed music celebrities like Sisqo, Pink, 'N Sync, Bono and Britney Spears. They did a hilarious ''Britney Spears Diary'' goof where Fred had a typewriter sound effect playing as they said things that Britney might say if she was discussing the tragedy.
Howard came back from a break and said that Chef Bobby is back to making his great turkey sandwiches for him.
Howard wondered if Gary has ever been stopped for looking Arabic. Gary said he's been stopped for looking Puerto Rican but not Arabic. Howard had him put on a turban and said he looked like ''Osama bin Booey'' or ''Osama bin Gary.''
The subject of the CBS TV show ''Big Brother'' came up. The three final house guests are still in the dark about what's happened because they agreed to be cut off from the outside world for 3 months. Howard read one article that said they did give the house guests some sketchy details about the situation but they haven't been allowed to watch TV or listen to radio. CBS has not revealed how they're going to end the show yet. Even Vinnie Favale from CBS, who is still driving home from California, doesn't know what's going on with that show. He called in and told Howard how bad radio is around the country. They get to hear all of the awful crap that's on radio around the country as they're driving home.
A guy claiming to be a fireman who was working on the rescue effort at the World Trade Center disaster said that he saw actor Steve Buscemi helping out down there. He said that Steve was trained as a fire fighter and he was wearing his old outfit helping with the rescue effort. He wasn't looking for any recognition for his effort but the caller thought Howard should know.
Another caller told Howard about how the rescuers are risking their health just being around the dust that's floating in the air in the city. There's asbestos fibers and silica dust floating around and the paper masks that most people are wearing don't do a sufficient job of filtering that stuff. He said they really need to be wearing full respirators that can handle that stuff. They're also carrying that dust around with them in their clothing. Someone said that people are being hosed down to get the dust out of their clothing even if they're wearing a $500 suit. This disaster is going to be showing its effects for years to come.
Debbie, a CBS reporter from Michigan called in to tell Howard about the Arab groups that are based in that state. Even she thinks that racial profiling is a necessity in this situation because we really do need to figure out who our enemies are within the country.
Howard wanted to find out KKK member Daniel Carver's views on this whole situation so he had Gary call him up. Daniel got on the phone and told Howard what he thinks about the ''A-Rabs'' and other ethnic groups that he still hates just as much as the ''A-Rabs.'' Howard's and Daniel's views on the situation are close to each other but not quite the same. Howard and Artie were both goofing on the Southern accent and the way Daniel talks about these ethnic groups. Howard also wanted to know if there was any new merchandise that he's going to try and sell after this tragedy. Daniel said he doesn't have any new merchandise at this time but you can still get all of his other racist stuff by sending $3 to his P.O. Box down in Oakwood, Georgia. Yesterday it was announced that the rescuers need t-shirts, socks, shoes and many other things so Howard wondered if Daniel was going to donate some of his racist t-shirts to the rescuers. Even Daniel is smart enough to know that they wouldn't want that crap.
Howard was about to wrap up the show when Reggie Jackson called in and said that he's very proud of the New Yorkers that have come together to help out in this time of need. He and Howard spent a few minutes talking about the situation and Reggie said that he's ready to help out in any way that he can. He gave out his web site address, ReggieJackson.com, for some reason if you want to get in touch with him. Howard then ended the show after taking a few more phone calls from listeners. He ended the show with Jimi Hendrix playing the National Anthem.