Eye on Travel

Eye on Travel — Jamestown, New York — May 25, 2024

This week’s broadcast of Eye on Travel is from the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York. First, I have all the latest on what’s not funny — the helicopter crash in Iran that killed the country’s President and Foreign Minister, and the severe turbulence on the Singapore Airlines flight that resulted in the death of one passenger and injuries to more than two dozen. We’ll talk about the “new Frontier” and how the low cost airline is bringing back its customer service phone. And then, it’s time to laugh, and with good reason. One of the great interactive museums, and a must-stop destination — the National Comedy Center has the archives of everyone from Carl Reiner to Joan Rivers, from Rodney Dangerfield to George Carlin, and we’re just getting started. How about Lucille Ball, Johnny Carson and the history (and often the mystery) of preserving comedy’s greatest works and performances. Kelly Carlin, George’s daughter, on her father’s legacy which goes beyond the seven words you can’t say on television. Then, Michael Hill, President of the world-renowned Chautauqua Institution, on its amazing 150 year history, celebrates 150 years of its iconic programs to change the world through the art of conversation. There’s all this and more on this week’s Eye on Travel.