Happy Saturday before Thanksgiving Day! I really like this time of the year–autumn and all the beautiful trees; the leaves changing colors falling all over the place; and people, in general, appearing to be kinder and thankful.
Today’s radio show was fantastic. Maureen Pool, my special guest co-host, did a knockout job! Thank you and the Will County Center for Community Concerns for the support!
Photo credit: Maureen Pool
Well, here’s what happened…
Cafe Talk: What’s your favorite donut type and what it says about your pysche or personality.
First Hour – Top News
The focus was all things Thanksgiving. We talked about how most retailers have decided NOT to open Thanksgiving evening because the idea to open after dinner hours on Thanksgiving Day last year did not produce great results. Maureen and I also chimed in on the news about Thanksgiving dinner costing less this year…a whole 3-4 cents!! Hey! A small savings is better than no savings at all. Take a listen here.
During Cafe Talk we revealed our favorite donut type and shared information about what it says about your personality. For example, if you like powdered donuts, then you’re a kid at heart. Go to marilynscafesociety.com for more.
Second Hour – Entertainment News
Oops! I thought that I hit the record button. Listen. It’s challenging wearing so many different hats in the studio. No audio to hear for this hour. So, I’ll lay this out in words.
Dancing With the Stars, The Voice, ABC 20/20, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony’s kiss, NBC’s This Is Us, and the upcoming American Music Awards dominated TV Talk. I, once again, predicted that Olympian Laurie Hernandez will walk away with the mirror ball on Tuesday while Maureen believes that race car driver, James Hinchcliffe will win.
I noted that Chicagoan, Sa’Rayah, was voted off The Voice last Tuesday. She was a member of Alicia Keyes team and I have a feeling that we’ll be hearing more from her. With just 11 contestants left, well be watching to see which Team wins this season.
JLo and ex-husband Marc Anthony made the news this week while attending, presenting, and performing at the Latin Grammy Awards last Thursday. One day after they kissed, it’s been reported that Anthony and his current wife, Shannon De Lima have separated. Don’t read too much into this. Benny Medina, JLo’s longtime manager, told TMZ that Jennifer and Marc are absolutely NOT back together. Only time will tell.
Speaking of Awards shows, be sure to catch the American Music Awards on ABC 7, Sunday, November 20th. Post note—it was good!!!
ABC’s 20/20 tackled a very touchy subject this past Friday featuring segments on women in media who allegedly suffered sexual harassment and abuse on the job. Gretchen Carlson and Laurie Luhn’s stories are unbelievable and that just happens to be why they took so long to speak out against Roger Ailes and Fox. Maureen and I talked about the strength of women and the courage that it took for them to do something about these dehumanizing, disrespectful acts. Thank God that I haven’t had to deal with that— but discrimination has been a problem for me. Anyway, their advice to others is to document, document, document. For more, go to abc.go.com/2020.
Lastly, Maureen and I chatted about whether or not we believed Chrissy Metz of the television show, This Is Us, is selling out the “big girls” because her contract requires that she lose weight over the course of the show. According to Metz, its all a part of the story line for the show. She hopes that her weightloss journey encourages other women to get healthier and better in all areas of their lives. I agree and so does Maureen.
And now, Passion for Fashion. This segment was really good. Since I don’t have the audio, here’s a snapshot of what I shared in terms of what to wear on Thanksgiving Eve or Thanksgiving Day…
You are welcome!!!
Congratulations to all the 12 Saturdays til Christmas Gift bag winners! Be sure to tune in next Saturday for your chance to win! Have a deliciously, loving and thankful week, and