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An Honest Answer From Eric Braeden

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An Honest Answer From Eric Braeden

Victor from "Young and Restless" is your go-to guy. It is refreshing when an actor says what he believes. Here is Eric Braeden's latest: "My view of guns is very simple. The more guns that are available, the more tragedies will happen. Period. Out. Gone. I know I'm going to hang a lot of people now, but I have to say what I truly believe. I'm very old-fashioned that way. If you have disputes, use your fists. Don't teach kids in school not to fight. That's all normal. If I were in charge, I'd say to the teacher, 'When you see a bully beat up a smaller boy, tell the bully that you'll get another boy for him who's just as strong.' Let the two of them fight it out. Don't let the bully take it out on the smaller guy. That's not nice.

"This entire notion of violence being expressed through the barrel of a gun is so unmanly. It is so cowardly, I think."

Braeden talked about this with Geraldo Rivera on Geraldo's radio talk show.

I had a Braeden/ Rivera experience. Years ago, Geraldo did a special show during the daytime Emmys. I was brought on as the "expert". Braeden was one of the stars. It was right after the incident where he and Peter Bergman (Jack from "Y and R") had a physical altercation on the "Y andR" set. I knew what had happened and why. The first question Geraldo asks me: "What can you tell us about the on-set fisticuffs on the "Young and Restless" set. There I am on national television, Braeden staring at me. Yes, his stare is a potent as Victor's "to lie or not lie"? I lied: "Fight? What fight?"

So who will sit in Barbara Walters seat when she retires from "The View"? It seems Katie Couric is on the short list. Yes, that Katie Couric.

Forget that her highly publicized move to CBS as an anchor was a ratings flop. At one point, Couric blamed the local shows that were her lead in. Then came the show "Katie". It has not been an easy-ratings ride for the syndicated show. Because of that show, ABC took "General Hospital" from its longtime 3 p.m. slot, moved it to 2 p.m. and gave it to "Katie".

Jeff Zucker, the man who mentored her at NBC when she was on the "Today Show," was the executive producer of her talk show.

Zucker left a few months after arriving and headed CNN. Michael Morrison, a former "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" producer, who joined in January, left three months later, and was replace by daytime talk show vet Rachel Miskowiec. Now she is gone. It appears that "Katie" may not last after it's second season.

A behind-the-scenes executive at "Katie" suggests some of the reason for the show not doing as well as everyone had been hoped.

"Katie is frustrated because she's constantly trying to drive up-to-date, current segments, whereas most of the team around her are stuck on more evergreen, formulaic daytime segments," says the source. "She wants it to be very news driven. But she works very hard and has been relentless in being active on social media. But Katie isn't having a good time and she can be extremely difficult to work with."??

Another source echoes those sentiments: "Katie has stipulated that she will only interview Ivy League-type guests, and her blatant disregard for producers and executives alike has created such animosity that ABC (execs_ have made it a top priority to find a replacement next season," says the source.

If that is true, why would she be considered for "The View"? Show biz is very forging, especially if they see a chance for publicity and hopefully ratings. CBS' "The Talk," which started out as "The View," is doing very well in the ratings.?

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