New York Times reporter and ‘Robin’ author Dave Itzkoff on the life of Robin Williams

FILE - In this July 29, 2013 file photo, actor Robin Williams participates in the "The Crazy Ones" panel at the 2013 CBS Summer TCA Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Nielsen company said Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, that Williams’ new CBS comedy, “The Crazy Ones,” debuted before 15.6 million people on Thursday night. It competed directly at 9 p.m. Eastern with “The Michael J. Fox” on NBC, which was seen by 7.2 million people. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP, File)

New York Times cultural reporter and author Dave Itzkoff joins the Bill and Wendy show to talk about his new book, ‘Robin’. In his new biography, Itzkoff presents a full and revealing portrait of the late and great Robin Williams. They talk about Robin’s family background, how Robin first burst into the stand-up comedy boom of the 1970s, why he was such a great comedian, how his substance abuse led to a personal crisis, and much more.

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