Happy to sit “Uncomfortably close to Dave Walker”

PASADENA, Calif.–If Dave Walker was a TV show he’d be Larry Sanders–he’s smart, original, sneaky funny and everybody holds him in high esteem.

He’s also a hell of a nice guy. After a great run as the TV columnist at the New Orleans Times-Picayune, this former TCA president is now scoring assignments at places such as Esquire.

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Darryl (John Volstad), Larry (William Sanderson), Darryl (Tony Papenfuss) and Brioux

So when he asked me to sit down for a few minutes and yak in front of his iPhone I happily agreed. He asks about my first TCA press tour–the summer of 1984, in crazy-hot Phoenix, Arizona–where I really did meet Larry, Darryl and Darryl from Newhart (above). He also wanted to know what caught my eye this tour. We could have gone on and on like The Golden Globes but Dave cuts things off after six minutes. I said he was smart, right?

Look for more of these “Uncomfortable close” moments with Dave and other TV beat writers at the TCA’s YouTube page.

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