Arlene's accomplishments and public service have been recognized in many news articles of the years. Get to know more about Arlene Herson by clicking on the links below.
Friar Arlene Herson is an incredible lady. A Friar since 1990, she’s had a remarkable career as a radio/TV personality, celebrity interviewer, and public speaker. She’s the producer/host of The Arlene Herson Show, an award-winning cable television talk show that started in 1978 and can still be seen in syndication on Boca Raton Educational TV and on Manhattan Cable Television.
From the Friars Club Epistle, Summer/Fall 2005
"To get to know radio personality Arlene Herson, take a look at the pictures on a wall taking up a good 10-square feet in her Boca Raton home office. ..."
From The Palm Beach Post, Wednesday, February 25, 2004.
"Arlene Herson, a Polo Club resident in Boca Raton, is the producer and host of the award-winning syndicated cable television program, The Arlene Herson Show, which has been on the air since 1978. The show, which features personal in-depth interviews with nationally known personalities, can be seen throughout all of Boca Raton on Boca Raton Educational Television (BRET), Channel 98, Monday at 8:30 p.m. and Friday 6 p.m. ..."
From Boca Exposure, March 2004.... View Full Article.
"Arlene Herson sits in her Boca Raton home office at the Polo Club under the watchful photographic gaze of Johnny Mathis, Danny DeVito, Gloria Steinem, Malcolm Forbes, Placido Domingo and other recognizable faces. ..."
From the Sun-Sentinel, Sunday, April 4, 2004.
Q: How do you know you’ve reached stardom? A: When Arlene Herson, a Boca Raton resident who became the accidental talk show host on Manhattan Cable Television, invited you to her show for an interview. Herson made a remarkable career of having the most well known national personalities divulge fascinating details for their lives on her show, “The Arlene Herson Show,” and the evidence is on the wall.
From Boca Life Magazine, October 2004
"President George W. Bush has named Arlene Herson of Boca Raton to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council..."
From Boca Raton News, Thursday, April 29, 2004.
Florida Governor Jeb Bush has reappointed Arlene Herson to the Florida Film & Entertainment Advisory Council.
Herson is a veteran celebrity interviewer whose award-winning nationally syndicated cable television program, The Arlene Herson Show, is currently airing on Boca Raton Cable Television in Florida and Manhattan Cable TV in New York City. She can also be heard every Sunday and Monday on National Public Radio, WXEL. 90.7 fm interviewing celebrities on the radio program, “Florida Forum.”
From the Sun Sentinel, March 14, 2005
When Arlene Herson walked into a local cable television office in 1978, she had never sat before a television camera. She had never written or produced a television show.
From the Asbury Park Press
"Joey Adams stops by. So does Henny Youngman. Although Arlene Herson has been a member of the Friars Club for less than a year, she almost seems to own the place. Herson is no stranger to being around celebrities, or making herself at home in foreign territory. As host of the cable television talk show program The Arlene Herson Show for the past 12 years, Herson has gon 'on location'--everywhere from Malcolm Forbes' office to Bob Guccione's Upper East Side townhouse--to sit and chat with the rich and famous. ..."
From East Side Profile.
Carol Channing found her to be genuinely interested. Her eyes and smile caught Vic Damone’s attention.
To Perry Como she was delightful.
Red Buttons extended their interview into a close friendship.
Talking with her was easy for Eddie Fisher.
Cable television talk show hostess Arlene Herson says these are among the compliments she has received from the stars. But she says the flattery is really secondary to the facts the stars, business people and political figures have revealed to Herson, the award-winning hostess of “The Arlene Herson Show.”
From The Register - 1986
"If self-motivation could be measured, Arlene Herson's would be off the top of the charts. As producer, director, and host of her own award-winning, mationally syndicated cable TV program, Arlene has done personal interviews with guests like: Walter Cronkite, Placido Domingo, Linda Evans, Chuck Norris, Harry Belafonte, and Malcolm Forbes to name just a few. ..."
From Paradigm 2000 magazine, Summer 1994.
"When she joined Manhattan Cable five years ago, the Rumson resident had been on the air locally with her show 'Getting to Know You with Arlene Herson' for eight years, interviewed scores of New Jersey notables and those passing through and wracked up several local CAPE Awards for the best talk/interview show on cable. ..."
From The Register.
Arlene Herson is the producer and host of the award winning syndicated cable television program, “The Arlene Herson Show,” which focuses on personal interviews with nationally known personalities taped on location, usually in New York City or Atlantic City.
From the Business Journal
When Arlene Herson of Rumson sat down to figure out what she wanted to do with her life, she decided she like “getting to know people.”
“The next thing I knew,” she said, “had my own TV show.”
From The New York Times - 1986
Administrator Richard G. Austin of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) said today Milton Herson, a New Jersey real estate attorney and developer, has been named commissioner of GSA's Public Buildings Service (PBS). The appointment was effective May 6.
From PR Newswire, Tuesday, May 19, 1992.
My son the candidate
A mother’s not-so-objective report on her son’s losing campaign for Congress
The Hill by Arlene Herson
The day our 28-year-old son, Michael, told my husband, Milton, and me he had been asked to run for Congress in the 6th District in New Jersey against Democratic incumbent Frank Pallone Jr., I felt a wave of emotions. I was bursting with pride. This was a dream come true for him. But I was also apprehensive. Was he ready? Was he too young? How would I feel if his opponent said something negative about my son?