Time Rewind Reporter’s Journal

Time Rewind Reporter’s Journal

Veteran broadcast journalists David Mendel and Mike Xirinachs reveal the stories behind the stories as they share what was involved in covering major breaking news, including the downing of TWA Flight 800, the first Persian Gulf War, the 9/11 World Trade Center attack, a Ku Klux Klan rally, a city hall hostage standoff and other headline-making events.

Along the way, you'll gain new insights into the sports legends and other celebrities they interviewed during their distinguished careers. David and Mike will also welcome special guests.

Veteran broadcast journalists David Mendel and Mike Xirinachs

Recent Podcasts

Aug 7, 2020

Schooled in the ways of fly fishing by Boston Red Sox great Ted Williams in our last episode, Mike this week reveals New York Yankees legend Joe DiMaggio’s pick as the greatest baseball player of all time. Plus, David’s encounter with a New York City mayor and “Bonanza” star Lorne Greene. And the heartwarming tale about how musical storyteller Harry Chapin found his way home and literally helped feed a community.

Jul 31, 2020

In this episode, Mike meets “God” at the beach in the form of baseball legend and American war hero Ted Williams; comedic genius Art Carney welcomes David into his Connecticut home for an exclusive interview over lemonade and cookies; and Mike pokes his head into Billy Joel’s Long Island motorcycle shop and confidently asks the “Piano Man” for an interview. Plus, a surprise celebrity encounter in an elevator.

Jul 24, 2020

Thinking on your feet is essential when covering a breaking news story. In this episode, veteran broadcast journalists David Mendel and Mike Xirinachs share the personal drama they encountered while tackling their respective assignments. For David, it’s being the only reporter inside Houston City Hall when a city council member’s aide is suddenly taken hostage. For Mike, it’s being among the first on the scene of what appears to be an oil tanker fire, but is actually one of the worst aviation disasters of the past 50 years: the downing of TWA Flight 800.

Jul 17, 2020

In this series premiere, you will meet veteran broadcast journalists David Mendel and Mike Xirinachs — reunited 30 years after running one of the most respected newsrooms in Connecticut. Find out how they broke into the news business right out of school, and then listen as Mike takes you behind the terrifying images of a Ku Klux Klan rally — one of his earliest assignments.