Welcome to Paul Harris Online

I spent more than 40 years on radio (half of them in St. Louis on KTRS and KMOX), did nightly segments on KMOV-TV’s News 4 at Six, and wrote op-eds for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. I also hosted the America Weekend and Final Table Poker shows, and guest-hosted on stations coast to coast.

In February of 2018, I retired from broadcasting, but I’m here every day with thoughts about radio, TV, movies, poker, theater, politics, travel, and more.

Welcome to
Paul Harris Online

In February of 2018, I retired from broadcasting, but I’m here every day with thoughts about radio, TV, movies, poker, theater, politics, travel, and more.

Review: “The Good House”

Review: “The Good House”

My review of a new movie starring Sigourney Weaver as a realtor with a drinking problem in an upscale Massachusetts town and Kevin Kline as an old flame she rekindles a relationship with.

Trevor Noah’s Announcement

Trevor Noah’s Announcement

I have some thoughts about Trevor Noah’s announcement that he’s going to leave “The Daily Show” — and why you shouldn’t listen to any speculation about who will replace him.

Review: “Confess, Fletch”

Review: “Confess, Fletch”

I couldn’t understand why the new Fletch movie, starring Jon Hamm in the role Chevy Chase made famous, got virtually no promotion by its distributor, Paramount. Then I went to see it. Here’s my review.

No Sense Arguing

No Sense Arguing

I like a lively group around a poker table, but when one guy started yelling at a casino employee about an admittedly bad policy, I had to jump into the fray. Here’s the story.

Second City Again

Second City Again

In Chicago this weekend, I took my daughter and her partner to see the current Second City mainstage production, which I’m happy to say did not disappoint. Here are a few observations from that experience.

As I Tweeted

As I Tweeted

Kudos to the rocket scientists at NASA, who successfully flew a robotic probe at 14,000 mph into a 560-foot wide asteroid that’s roughly 6.8 million miles from Earth. Meanwhile, I can’t figure out which corner to stand on to meet my Lyft driver.

TV Weekend

TV Weekend

Some thoughts about the primetime debut of “Celebrity Jeopardy,” the live edition of “Shark Tank,” and the ridiculous complaints by St. Louis Cardinals fans about Friday’s game on Apple TV+.

As I Tweeted

As I Tweeted

It’s the first full day of fall, and you know what that means: Target is putting out Valentine’s cards!

Review: “Don’t Worry, Darling”

Review: “Don’t Worry, Darling”

Here’s my review of a new movie from director Olivia Wilde, starring Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, and Chris Pine. Amidst all the tabloid stories about its production, is it worth your money to see in a theater? Read on.

Will Smith’s Emancipation

Will Smith’s Emancipation

Apple is trying to figure out what to do with “Emancipation,” the already-finished movie starring Will Smith, and how long his cancellation for slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars should last. Here are my thoughts.

Put Up Or Shut Up

Put Up Or Shut Up

I was glad to see the special master assigned to the Trump stolen documents case thus far not taken in by the orange one’s claims that, while still in office, he had declassified all the paperwork found by the FBI at Mar-A-Lago.

Five Random Thoughts

Five Random Thoughts

Quickies about two limited series I’m really enjoying on Hulu and Apple TV+, schools closing because of Monday Night Football, and do you want ketchup with that nostril?