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Paul Orlousky standing in front of the Cleveland sign at Edgewater Park.

Winter for a Cleveland TV News Reporter

Winter is an interesting time of year to be a TV news reporter out on the street. My least favorite live-shot assignment of all time was going out to stand by the side of the road to tell people it was snowing …

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Paul Orlousky during hotel prostitution sting, from the book "Punched, Kicked, Spat On, and Sometimes Thanked: Memoirs of a Cleveland TV News Reporter," by Paul Orlousky

What Have I Gotten Myself Into?

“You owe me $240, and if you don’t pay, I’m gonna kick your ass!” There I was, in a downtown Cleveland hotel room with two prostitutes and their pimp, and the pimp was angry. Very angry

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William Shakespeare holding a Magic 8 Ball, cover art from the book "All the World's a Stage Fright" by Bob Abelman

All the World’s a Stage Fright – Chapter One

Whenever I look through the press releases sent to me by the city’s professional playhouses that announce their roster of new season productions, the former actor in me gets the itch to perform in one of them. That feeling always fades, like a phantom ache where a surgically removed limb used to be, when I remember that my name pays the bills better when in the byline of a show’s review than in its playbill.

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