Welcome to Paul Harris Online

After 40+ years hosting radio shows, I retired from broadcasting in 2018 — but I’m still here with multiple posts every week about radio, TV, movies, poker, theater, politics, travel, and more. And don’t miss my list of Movies You Might Not Know.

After 40+ years hosting radio shows, I retired from broadcasting in 2018 — but I’m still here with multiple posts every week about radio, TV, movies, poker, theater, politics, travel, and more.

Calm And Thoughtful

Calm And Thoughtful

If you’ve come to me today for some savvy insight or snarky comments about the Trump shooting this weekend, I’m sorry I only have this one thought to share.

Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Dr. Ruth Westheimer

I was saddened today to hear of the death at 96 of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, who turned a 15-minute radio show into a giant business with her frank talk about sex.

A Suggestion For CNN

A Suggestion For CNN

CNN is shuffling the deck chairs again and trying to stanch the bleeding from its primetime viewership. I have a radical solution to offer.

Movie Review: “Axel F”

Movie Review: “Axel F”

Eddie Murphy recently told a reporter he doesn’t gravitate toward things he thinks would be challenging. That explains “Axel F,” the newest sequel in the “Beverly Hills Cop” universe. Is it worth your time? Read my full review here.

The Power of Naps

The Power of Naps

A recent news story reminded me of the value of a power nap, something I discovered many years ago when I did early morning radio. Let me explain.

As I Tweeted

As I Tweeted

Attention all cable news hosts: you can’t call for President Biden to do a two-hour press conference if you can only do an hour of TV at a time.

John Belushi’s Widow

John Belushi’s Widow

John Belushi’s widow, Judy, has died at 73, so I dug into my audio archives to find a conversation I had with her in 2005. We talked about his drug abuse, “Animal House,” the Blues Brothers, and more. You can listen here.

Then What?

Then What?

Lots of pundits and loudmouths are weighing in on whether Joe Biden should withdraw from the presidential election. But they fail to ask this most important follow up question.

Why “1776” Is Still Relevant Today

Why “1776” Is Still Relevant Today

I’m a long time lover of “1776,” the musical about the men who wrote the Declaration Of Independence. Sadly, it’s relevant again at a time when the candle of democracy lit so long ago may be on the cusp of being snuffed. Let me explain.

Elliott Davis, You Paid For It

Elliott Davis, You Paid For It

When I heard that Elliott Davis (best known for his You Paid For It segments on KTVI-2) is retiring, I dug out of my archives a great conversation I had with him on my radio show. You can read about him and listen here.

Bonnie Raitt

Bonnie Raitt

I first fell in love with Bonnie Raitt 47 years ago when she did a concert at my college. Seeing her again this weekend only reinforced my affection for her, so I wrote this piece.