Featured, Guest, Chris Fulton January 7, 2019

John Barbours World

John Barbour's World with John Barbour
Show Host: 
John Barbour

John Barbour "the godfather of reality TV" created, co-hosted, co-produced, and wrote 'Real People' - the first reality show, which was number one on NBC for three years during the early 1980's.

Barbour moved to the United States in the early sixties. His comedy act, particularly his 1965 album, It's Tough to Be White, dealt in part with civil rights and black-white relations.

Barbour hosted the pilot for The Gong Show in the mid '70s, and was a regular panelist on the 1988 Canadian (US syndicated) version of Liar's Club.

Barbour portrayed game show host Harry Monte in a 1975 episode of Sanford and Son.

John Produced, Wrote, and Hosted 'Ernie Kovacs: TV's Original Genius,'for Showtime that aired later on PBS. At the time it was reviewed as 'the best documentary about a performer!'

He also directed and wrote the 1992 documentary The JFK Assassination: The Jim Garrison Tapes. This film covers the investigation of District Attorney Jim Garrison, who, after the 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy, decided to further investigate the official report given by the Warren Commission. The documentary hypothesizes connections between the assassination and the FBI, the CIA, the Mafia, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, and other organizations and foreign affairs issues. The film won an award in 1993 at the San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain.

Broadcasting Date: 
Monday, January 07, 2019 05:00 pm

Guest, Chris Fulton

Guest Name: 
Chris Fulton
Chris Fulton
Guest Occupation: 
Author
Guest Biography: 

Christopher Fulton was born in 1965 in Northern Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C., into a family with  rich military history. His roots trace back to William Vaughn Jr. who fought with distinction in the Revolutionary War, and later, General John C. Vaughn who fought in the Civil War. Although Christopher was on his way to being accepted to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, he chose a different life path in commercial construction. Christopher's discipline and diligence took him to the top of the high-rise construction industry in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Many of that city’s finest skyscrapers are monuments to his work. At age 33, at the height of his success, he was arrested. He spent years in federal prison for his possession of material evidence in JFK’s assassination.  He currently resides in California and spends much of his time with rescue dogs. He and his wife, Michelle, have two children.