Long time listeners of our podcast know that MIPtalk’s existence is due in part to the late Larry Hertzog. Larry was a successful and highly regarded writer/producer of many famous television shows including “Kate Loves a Mystery,” “Hart to Hart,” “Hardcastle and McCormick,” “Stingray,” “J.J. Starbuck,” “seaQuest,” “Nowhere Man,” “Profiler,” “Walker, Texas Ranger,” “Hunter,” “La Femme Nikita” and “Missing”.
Larry and his close friend Lauren Proctor Hirsch also created and hosted the podcast series Drinks with Larry and Lauren which ran for 99 episodes. In fact, MIPtalk is recorded on the same equipment as the DWLL podcast which was donated to us by Lauren after Larry’s death on 4/19/08. Had we not received the equipment, it’s entirely possible that this series might never have been launched.
In honor of the one year anniversary, we reaired an episode of the DWLL podcast that Brad Rowe appeared in. For this year’s anniversary we wanted to try something a little different.
While going through some old files we found the unaired 100th episode of Drinks with Larry and Lauren that was recorded a few months before his death. For those of us who knew and loved Larry, it’s a painful thing to listen to but something we wanted to share as a way of remembering his legacy.
His voice raspy from radiation treatments, he uses the program as his way to let Lauren know how much he cares about their friendship and to say goodbye.
Although he signs off the episode with his customary salutation and promises to return the following week, it’s the last time we’ll hear his sarcastic humor and unique perspective on life and love.
Special thanks to Lauren Proctor Hirsch, Laine Capsi and Karen Lore Hertzog for permission to air this program.
This episode is a bit longer that usual but definitely worth the listen. Please visit with Drinks With Larry and Lauren website to hear this innovative and one-of-a-kind series.
For additional reference we’ve included links to some of the people, places and things discussed in this episode:
Nowhere Man Opening
Nowhere Man: Fact or Fiction?
Nowhere Man DVD
La Femme Nikita
Drinks with Larry and Lauren episodes
Lawrence Hertzog Dead at 56
Drinks with Larry and Lauren on MySpace