Omaha native Paul Williams was behind some of the biggest hits of the 1970’s. But artists as diverse as current electronic music superstars Daft Punk, legendary rocker David Bowie, crooner Frank Sinatra  and Kermit the Frog have recorded at least one Paul Williams song. He’s won Grammy Awards, an Oscar, Golden Globe and other honors too numerous to mention.

We probably should mention that he’s a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, a singer, actor, author and the President and Chairman of ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Williams is also a certified addiction counselor and the subject of the documentary “Paul Williams Still Alive,” now streaming on Netflix.

FOX’s Jane Metzler talks with Paul Williams about his still-thriving career and how his recovery from addiction saved and changed his life. He also has advice on getting through the holidays and talks about ASCAP’s annual ranking of the most popular songs of the season. Like Williams, they’ve been around a few years and they continue to be a part of the soundtrack of our lives.


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