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Harry Shearer

    • Alternating Wednesdays, 4:00pm5:00pm

    Happy birthday, “Le Show.” A combination of news, politics, media
    criticism, music and satire, Harry Shearer’s national public-radio
    series “Le Show” debuted on Dec. 3, 1983. “The Simpsons” voice actor
    (Mr. Burns, Smithers, Ned Flanders and several others), author (“Man
    Bites Town,” “Not Enough Indians”), documentarian (“The Big Uneasy”) and
    mockumentary star (“This is Spinal Tap,” “A Mighty Wind,” “For Your
    Consideration”) who resides part-time in New Orleans, launched his
    public-radio institution with a two-hour weekly show on one Los Angeles
    station. Today, the one-hour show is carried all over and then some,
    thanks to Internet distribution.

    “It wasn’t called ‘Le Show’ when it started,” Shearer said. “I think I
    had the nerve to call it ‘The Hour of Power’ as a satirical swipe at
    the Rev. Robert Schuller, who protested almost immediately. Then I
    changed it to ‘Voice of America’ because I figured that wasn’t being
    used domestically.

    “It started out as a place for me to do satirical comedy every week,
    to be with an audience and to have a place to write and create without
    having to do standup and entertain drunks for a living. Presumably, at
    the time of day the show goes out, most people are still sober. I can’t
    speak for here.”

    Harry Shearer