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The Los Angeles Breakfast Club: ON THE AIR

Founded in 1925 by business leaders, entertainment figures and politicians, the Los Angeles Breakfast Club is the weekly gathering place for those seeking camaraderie and those who love the history and culture of Los Angeles.

Mar 2, 2020

It's our first episode in more than four months, out just in time to celebrate the 95th birthday of the one and only "Democracy of Ham an' Eggs!" Let your host Phil Leirness, and his faithful announcer Marc Hershon, guide you on this time travel expedition exploring the history, happening and colorful characters that comprise the story of the Los Angeles Breakfast Club.

Club emcee Richard Gilson and Chicago Chapter member Diane Terenzio get the festivities started. The great Reverend Jim Brougher offers remembrances of the club's founding. Multiple gold-winning diver Pat McCormick regales the club members in 1984 with tales of Olympic glory. The Richard Earl Orchestra offers up a toe-tapping tune. Reverend Barbara Adams ruminates on Valentine's Day while taking us down the path that leads to our continuing "Adventures in Friendship". Club President Lily Leirness initiates new members AND previews what is on tap for March (as well as a Sunday night concert in April that is a yearly tradition no one will want to miss).

All that plus a long-ago "banned" song, legendary actress Annette Andre sings the praises of the Breakfast Club, and beloved "Cathy" cartoonist Cathy Guisewite shares humorous pearls of wisdom. This is one birthday party you won't want to miss!