When I was 19, I heard Peter Bergman, best known as a member of the Firesign Theater comedy group, conduct a radio interview of Peter Ustinov. It was on KPFK, a non-commercial station in Los Angeles, and the uninterrupted program was almost two hours long. I can say that there were very few people who could have held my attention for so long in those days. I listened to every minute of it with unflagging interest. Ustinov told story after story about people famous and obscure, and events in which he had participated, and a few entertaining lies as well, I would imagine. Until that time I had known him only as an actor forever stuck in supporting roles and as the narrator of that famous recording of Peter and the Wolf. I never thought of him in that way again. The man was a true spellbinder, and I would gladly have listened to him talk for hours on end, every night. As much as I have enjoyed his movie and television roles, I will always remember him as one of the great raconteurs of the twentieth century.