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Meet Rob Long: KCRW's 'Martini' Shooter

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KCRW’s “Martini Shot” is TV writer/producer Rob Long's weekly peek into showbiz. Told from his experiences, Long's four-minute commentaries explore Hollywood's inherently humorous dualities, and eccentricities.

With one foot planted on the lot, and the other far from it, Long's perspective is as unique as it is humble. "Martini Shot" is a definite highlight of the lauded FM station's schedule.

Long’s first taste of Hollywood came at 23, when the young writer was hired on a little show called "Cheers." This legendary sitcom not only pumped his hometown (Boston) full of reputational Botox, it also cluttered his mantle with Emmys. By 27, he was one of the show's executive producers. As old media turns new, many pilots and pitches later, Long continues to find success and maintain sanity.

LAist recently had a chat with Long, dog Illy at his side, about the television business, life in Los Angeles, and the great food that fuels his life.