How the Professionals Do It
Comedian Don Rickles, who died yesterday at the age of 90, was on the Johnny Carson Show in 1976 with Frank Sinatra and Sinatra told this classic Rickles story.
How the Amateurs Do It
In the fall of 1979, The Washingtonian was sold to Phil Merrill, a former State Department official turned publisher. I had been editing the magazine for ten years and Phil seemed comfortable keeping me on but I figured it wouldn’t hurt to let him know I was connected in Washington.