Peter Rainer, the New York magazine (and ex-L.A. Times) film critic — and regular on KPCC's "Film Week" — will be the guest host for Elvis Mitchell on "The Treatment" this Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. on KCRW. His guest wil be producer-director-writer Michael Pressman. Speaking of, Variety's Claude Brodesser begins his new every-other-week spot "The Business" today at 2:30 p.m. on KCRW. Here's what the station says about the first half-hour show:
Claude Brodesser of Variety hosts a fair and balanced look at Disney and Michael Eisner on KCRW’s new program, THE BUSINESS. With special guest appearances by Vanity Fair columnist MICHAEL WOLFF, analyst DAVID DAVIS, President of Buena Vista Pictures NINA JACOBSON, and animation feature director ROB MINKOFF (The Lion King, Stuart Little). Plus, Clinton Chief of Staff LEON PANETTA on tips for the embattled CEO.
Brodesser alternates weeks with "DNA: Design and Architecture," hosted by Frances Anderton, on the new KCRW schedule. * And not to be forgotten: "Call Sheet" on Mondays at 5:50 p.m. on KPCC, with Alex Ben Block (editor of TV Week), Brad Pomerance (Channel 35) and Katie Harris (Bloomberg), hosted by Shirley Jahad. Today, they will talk about Ronald Reagan's Hollywood years, Kirk Kerkorian and the upheaval at Viacom.