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Bodybuilding Legends Show

Mar 27, 2023

1978 AAU Mr. America and 1980 NABBA Pro Mr. Universe Tony Pearson is the guest on this episode of the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast. Tony is joined by Andrew Menjivar, the director of the new documentary "Driven: The Tony Pearson Story". The film was recently screened at a film festival in California and won the prize for Best Documentary Film. In the interview, Tony and Andrew talk about the making of the documentary which is based on Tony's autobiography "Driven". At the end of the podcast, host John Hansen reads the article "Mr. T Talks Back" written by Rick Wayne from the October, 1985 issue of Flex Magazine. (Time Stamps and LInks below).

Time Stamps:

3:00 - Best Wishes to Dave Palumbo

5:09 - Emails from last week's show

9:40 - Start of interview with Tony Pearson and Andrew Menjivar

12:00 - Andrew talks about the reaction of the movie with the audience

16:05 - Tony's emotions after seeing the movie

19:50 - How the idea for the movie got started

27:30 - The focus of the movie

32:00 - Andrew learning about the sport of bodybuilding

41:00 - The 1978 Mr. America controversy

48:47 - Winning the Grand Prize for the Best Feature Documentary

1:16:34 - John Hansen reads the article "Mr. T. Talks Back" written by Rick Wayne for the October, 1985 issue of Flex Magazine.


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