Hazel

Klea Blackhurst

Shirley Booth

Steve Greenberg and Lois Whitman discuss the Broadway-bound musical Hazel. Hazel was is a TV situation comedy about a live-in maid named Hazel Burke (played by Shirley Booth) and her employers, the Baxters. The five-season, 154-episode series aired in prime time from September 28, 1961, to April 11, 1966. The show was based on the popular single-panel comic strip by cartoonist Ted Key, which appeared in The Saturday Evening Post.

The TV show was turned into a stage show musical by partners Chuck Steffan and Ron Abel. They licensed the rights from Peter Key, son of Ted. Abel wrote the music, Steffan wrote the lyrics, and Lissa Levin wrote the book. Actress/singer Klea Blackhurst is Hazel. Lucie Arnaz directed the show for the New York readings and Joshua Bergasse was the director for Chicago’s Drury Lane premiere.

 

Did Uber Blow It?

TV personality and Innovation Insider Steve Greenberg and PR expert Lois Whitman are both big users of Lyft and Uber, the dominant online transportation networks that have forever changed the way we commute in cities all over the world. Steve and Lois encourage all of their family and friends to use these car services because they are reliable, trustworthy, very handy and most of all, less expensive than yellow cabs. You can imagine how upset they were when they started to see #DeleteUber posts all over social media platforms. There was a big upset involving the CEO of Uber and his allegiance to President Trump.

Hear all about it on the latest episode of the Lying on the Beach podcast.

Bright Lights

 

If you haven’t seen the documentary on Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, called Bright Lights, stop what you are doing, and watch it now. It’s available on all HBO platforms. It’s just terrific.

TV personality and Innovation Insider Steve Greenberg, and PR expert Lois Whitman, of HWH PR, can’t stop talking about the movie. They said you get a fabulous glimpse into the lives of these Hollywood stars, how they related to each other, their Hollywood compound and their friends and family. Todd Fisher, Debbie’s son, provides plenty of insight into family life. Get ready. You also get a glimpse of an elderly Eddie Fisher in his last days.

It’s absolutely eerie that documentarians Fisher Stevens and Alexis Bloom, started this project in April 2014, and finished it 18 months later. The TV film was Carrie’s idea because she wanted to document her mother still working in her 80’s. HBO released the movie earlier than scheduled, as a tribute to these two extraordinary ladies who died one day apart in December.

Click here to hear what they have to say about Bright Lights on their podcast, Lying on the Beach. 

Alexa

Alexa was the most popular female robot at CES. Everyone was talking about her. She lives in cylinders, home security, TV sets, home management, plus, plus. Many tech categories are thinking of new ways to include the voice recognition software. It’s pretty obvious Americans love giving orders.

TV personality and Innovation Insider Steve Greenberg and PR executive Lois Whitman are very Alexa friendly. Listen to their take on it.

CES 2017

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TV personality and Innovation Insider Steve Greenberg and PR executive Lois Whitman just returned from CES 2017 in Las Vegas. It was the 50th anniversary of the largest trade show ever for innovative products. There were more than 3,800 exhibitors covering 2.6 million net square feet. Their feet were killing them after trying to visit every inch of CES. They were in the crowd of 175,000 industry professionals, including 55,000 from outside the U.S. It was all pretty amazing. Steve and  Lois give an overview of what they saw and learned on their podcast, Lying on the Beach.

To see some of the products Steve saw at CES 2017, check out his segment on the Today Show –http://www.today.com/video/selfie-light-case-wearable-breast-pump-see-the-latest-gadgets-from-ces-854218307648 

 

An Inside Look At CEATEC In Japan

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TV tech personality Steve Greenberg just returned from CEATEC in Japan.  CEATEC (pronounced “C-Tech”) stands for the “Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies.” It is the Japanese equivalent of the Consumer Electronics Show in the U.S. or CeBIT in Europe. Steve was asked to attend the show so that he could be a member of the judging committee that identifies the most innovative products exhibited. Steve found some amazing new discoveries and talked about them with PR honcho Lois Whitman, in this edition of Lying on the Beach.

If You Can’t Tell Us What Your Company Does In Less Than 30 Seconds, You’re Not Going To Succeed

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Most founders of start-ups can’t describe what their companies do in less than 30 seconds. Most executives at well-known establishments can’t either. They go on and on. In today’s world, most folks have short attention spans. Serious business people better be able to spell out the winning facts, fast. This is so important for attracting strategic partners, editorial interviews, and social networking. Here is advice from a major TV personality, Steve Greenberg, and PR expert, Lois Whitman, who talk about this topic on their podcast, Lying on the Beach.

Why Attend CES?

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There will be 170,000 people attending CES this January 5 – 8, 2017 in Las Vegas. One of those folks has attended every CES since its inception in June 1967, and the other is the most popular guy at the show. Lois Whitman and Steve Greenberg give a behind-the-scenes look at what CES means to them and why you may want to consider attending. If you do want to attend, you better book your hotel room in Las Vegas now. Every guest room is getting quickly booked up.

Your Unauthorized Naked Photos

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We wonder how you would feel if someone took a naked picture of you in a gym locker room and then posted it on social media without your permission?  Playboy magazine’s 2015 “Playmate of the Year, Dani Mathers, recently got a lot of heat (and possible jail time) after posting an image of a naked woman getting undressed with the rude caption: “If I can’t unsee this then you can’t either.”

Steve and Lois discuss if any of us are safe anymore in a trigger-snapping, digital photo world.

Zika Virus Could Destroy Florida Political Careers

It’s going to be very interesting to see which Florida politicians survive the next election after Miami residents realize how previous decisions have impacted them now that they have to live with the threat of catching the Zika Virus. Steve and Lois discuss Marco Rubio, Rick Scott, and how the people of Miami are surviving Zika.