It Was Known from the Beginning

A caller wanted to know if Howard was "annoyed" that Artie wasn't in today, but Howard claimed he wasn't upset at all. In fact, Howard reported that, when Artie first started on the show, he told him that there were going to be times he had to tape things for television, so he understood why Artie wasn't in the studio on occasion.

Howard did add, though, that he was sure Artie could've demanded his work on "Rescue Me" be scheduled around his radio job, but that he didn't think Artie wanted to ruin his relationship with people from the program.