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Monday Scramble: Peter O'Toole, Jameis Wilson, and Joan Fontaine

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This is the Monday Scramble, the show we assemble on very short notice to challenge ourselves and keep things fresh.

Two film icons died over the weekend, Peter O'Toole and Joan Fontaine. Attention gravitated to O'Toole because of his larger than life roles and his larger than life off-screen behavior. We'll be talking about O'Toole with one of his co-stars and with a director but we didn't want to ignore Fontaine, famous for her Oscar-winning role and for her decades-long feud with her sister, Olivia DeHaviland. 

So, critic Carrie Rickey will join us near the end of the show for a conversation about Joan Fontaine. She actually interviewed both sisters. 

In the middle of all this screen talk we'll shift to football and to the complicated matter of giving a Heisman Trophy to a player who faced an accusation of rape. 

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  • Bobby Samuels is the President of The Harvard Crimson
  • Mark Lamos is the artistic director of Westport Country Playhouse
  • Mark Linn-Baker is an actor and director famous for his role as Larry Appleton on the television sitcom Perfect Strangers and Peter O'Toole's co-star in My Favorite Year
  • Jeff Jacobs is a sports reporter for The Hartford Courant
  • Carrie Rickey was the film critic for The Philadelphia Inquirer for 25 years. 

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