Ready4Air (The Week Ahead) | A FREE TV Webinar | 2TVChicks Have An Emergency At Home | Top 10 All-Time Stylish Male Celebs

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May 4, 2015 | Posted in Social TV | By

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By the end of last week, these six police officers were under arrest and are facing prosecution for the homicide of 25-year-old Freddie Gray. Gray’s arrest and death while being transported in a police vehicle to the Baltimore Booking Center was the catalyst for a riot that left parts of Baltimore under fire and up in smoke. Agitated Baltimore residents–including high school teenagers–originally protested peacefully but took their protest to the next level resulting in arrests, violent attacks, and arson after a local CVS pharmacy was burned down.

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Freddie Gray died as a result of injuries to his neck and spine. It was later revealed that his vertebrae was fractured when his head slammed into the back of the van. Gray’s death falls into a growing trend of police brutality against African-American men. According to reports, the officers have been suspended with pay and are out on bail. On Sunday, Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake tweeted that the daily 10:00 p.m. curfew that was imposed after violence erupted during protests had been lifted.

Stay tuned as the story continues.

Related Post: Ready4Air (TV) | The Ferguson Shooting Verdict: A Thankless One For This Holiday Season

As for the media’s coverage, several people have asked me about this video of Fox reporter Geraldo Rivera appearing speechless and cornered while being confronted by one of the residents of West Baltimore as he was preparing to go live on camera. My response: What did you expect him to do? Geraldo was working on the job. For him to talk back, fight back, or anything else would be an irresponsible move on his part. As a journalist, lawyer, and veteran newsman, Geraldo should know better than to be baited into a situation, especially one where the cameras are rolling. The young man’s points about the coverage needed to be said and heard, but at that moment he wasn’t going to get answers from the media.

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For the first week of May, the 2TVChicks are back.

In this week’s Ready4Air (TV), our producer mom’s deal with being on the job when there is an emergency at home. “I called back and heard the words every mother dreads. ‘We were in a car accident!'” My stomach dropped. My breath was swept away, and I swear the room started to swirl.”

Image courtesy Blogging While Brown

Image courtesy Blogging While Brown

We are gearing up for our first webinar courtesy of Blogging While Brown. If you tune in to us from 12:00 p.m-1:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, May 6,  you’ll get a few tips on the following:

Getting On A Producer’s Radar

Getting Camera-Ready For Your Interview

How To Prepare and Master Your 3-4 Minute Interview

Blogging While Brown is the premier blogging conference that brings Black social media experts, speakers, and independent content creators together. Dedicated to education, collaboration, and innovation among bloggers of color the conference allows them to use their influence in social media and technology.

If you’re around this Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. EST, get online to get tips on on how to ace your television interview. Click on this link to register for the FREE WEBINAR and get more information about the upcoming Blogging While Brown conference, taking place in Austin, Texas, on June 19 and 20.

Alexis Trass Walker

Alexis Trass Walker

And finally, DMMA team member Alexis Trass Walker takes a look at the results of a recent study of 1,000 Americans when it comes to men and style. Can you guess which personality tops the list of stylish male celebrities? Also, Alexis will talk about the respondents’ key qualities that indicate a man has a great sense of style. The way a man carries himself seems to lend to his stylish appeal. It’s not about the clothing itself, but it’s how men feel in what they’re wearing that helps them exude style.

“People always seem to connect to these leading men who look timeless and strikingly handsome, and we think similarly about clothing. The key is to maintain a high quality wardrobe with classic ‘go-to’ items that transcend age and time. It’s an effortless way to stay up on fashion and look good, no matter how old you are or how little time you have to do it.”

This week on Ready4Air (Lifestyle) Alexis will reveal the stylish men who make up the Top 10 All-Time Stylish Male Celebs.

Stay tuned….

Related Post: TV Tips For Being Fashionable On-Air

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Coming up: Ready4Air (TV) Was Ben Affleck wrong to ask PBS to keep his family secret?

Deborah J. Mitchell

Deborah Mitchell Media Associates – Photo Credit: Debbie Mitchell Graphic – Design: Nay Ayache

Emmy-nominated network television producer Deborah Mitchell is a veteran of ABC and CBS News, a member of the Producers Guild of America, and a board member of the James Beard Broadcast and Media Awards Committee. Through Deborah Mitchell Media Associates, she will create your online personality with a customized website, book you on the right television show, manage your social media profiles, and connect you with the best and brightest digital influencers. Deborah is a weekly contributor for Entrepreneur.com and author of So You Want To Be On TV. You can follow Deborah @SocialTVDeb and/or email SocialTVDeb@gmail.com, or email Nay Ayache on naydmma@gmail.com.  

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Ready4Air (Social) | Geraldo On Using Social Media To Level The Playing Field

Geraldo Rivera, Journalist

March 18, 2015 | Posted in Social TV | By

The cast of season 7 of The Celebrity Apprentice

The cast of season 7 of The Celebrity Apprentice

When I caught up with journalist and former talk show host Geraldo Rivera a few weeks ago–right before The Celebrity Apprentice finale–we talked about his first foray into reality television and his love of social media. One of the first things I noticed about my old boss, GR, was that during The Celebrity Apprentice airing, Geraldo talked a lot about using social media during his many project challenges. I smiled and was impressed–but not surprised at all–that at almost 72 years old, Geraldo has not only embraced, but also mastered the new digital media tools. Lol!

Anyone who knows or has worked with Geraldo knows just how smart and always ahead of the curve he is. During our interview about his time on The Celebrity Apprentice, I asked him a couple of questions about his experience with social media. GR admits he didn’t embrace it right away. Here is an excerpt from our interview:

Geraldo Rivera, Runner-up NBC's  The Celebrity Apprentice

Geraldo Rivera, runner-up of NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice

Let’s talk a little bit about social media. You came up with the selfie idea during one of the Celebrity Apprentice challenges, which was great for Cosmo magazine. Tell me how, as someone who grew up communicating the old school way, you use social media in journalism today.

I remember when Fox News came to me and said they would open Facebook and Twitter accounts for me. That was in 2009 or 2010 at the latest, and I turned them down. They even created the accounts, and I had them deleted because I thought they were going to make my life too complicated. But then we came into 2011, and it became clear that I was a day late and a dollar short on that one for sure.

I saw that social media had become a real way to connect with an audience. Because I’m such a controversial person, it gave me a place where I could respond to some of these outrageous charges or slings and arrows. It made me a person who was formidable again because I don’t have my own show. I’m on The O’Reilly Factor every other day and Fox & Friends and Hannity on Wednesday. I also have my specials, but that’s an inappropriate venue for responding to the events of the day, particularly the people who are making personal attacks. But, generally speaking, social media levels the paying field, I’m as powerful now as The New York Times or any gossip columnist. If you make a charge against me, I can come after you with equal vigor and equal visibility, even though I have a relative handful (100,000) of followers on social media.

Even in a big country of 300 million people, if you take someone on with a public issue or in a public way, it gets repeated here and there and that makes the world a much fairer place. Social media really is empowering, and I love it. I don’t see it as a task at all. I choose to see it as a 100,000 of my extended family, some of whom may hate me, but they’re going to hear from me and they’re going to tell their friends who are going to tell their friends. I had a post about the two cops who were assassinated in New York. I happened to be on vacation in Hawaii, but that post went to more than three million people. That’s bigger than the Times or the Wall Street Journal. That’s a lot of folks hearing how I felt about that particular tragedy.

With all the social media options, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc., what is your favorite platform?
I think Twitter is best in terms of sharpening your point. You have to make your point succinct, so that’s my weapon of choice when it comes to making a quick splash. But Facebook is much more thoughtful. You can put together what are essentially columns and have the people read the column. I think that the juxtaposition of the two is very necessary; one is the headline and the other is the body, the reasoning for how you arrived at the headline’s conclusion. I like them both in tandem. I’m not into Instagram and probably won’t go into any of the others unless there’s a technological breakthrough that makes it necessary.
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Thanks, GR!
Coming up: Ready4Air (TV) What it’s like when a show goes on hiatus

Deborah J. Mitchell

Deborah Mitchell Media Associates – Photo Credit: Debbie Mitchell Graphic – Design: Nay Ayache

Emmy-nominated network television producer Deborah Mitchell is a veteran of ABC and CBS News, a member of the Producers Guild of America, and a board member of the James Beard Broadcast and Media Awards Committee. Through Deborah Mitchell Media Associates, she will create your online personality with a customized website, book you on the right television show, manage your social media profiles, and connect you with the best and brightest digital influencers. Deborah is a weekly contributor for Entrepreneur.com and author of So You Want To Be On TV. You can follow Deborah @SocialTVDeb and/or email SocialTVDeb@gmail.com, or email Nay Ayache on naydmma@gmail.com.  

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Ready4Air (The Week Ahead) | On A TV Hiatus| A Reporter’s Plan To Meet A Deadline | Geraldo Embraces The Power of Social Media

Arise On Screen first production meeting of 2015
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March 16, 2015 | Posted in Social TV | By

 

Arise On Screen first production meeting of 2015 Photo Credit: Lance Huff and Deborah Mitchell Media Associates

Arise On Screen‘s first production meeting of 2015
Photo Credit: Lance Huff and Deborah Mitchell Media Associates

Working in television is like riding a roller coaster. You work at incredible speed while juggling multiple things and hold on for the sharp, unexpected turns. Just last weekend, on March 7, our Arise On Screen team was in the office taping and celebrating my birthday. Last week, we got the unexpected news that our New York office will be on hiatus until April. It’s news that caught us off guard but didn’t completely surprise us since we had been experiencing a few production challenges during the past few months. Either way, being on hiatus in television–which, by the way, is defined as a break or interruption in the continuity of a work, series, or action–can be a fun or challenging time, depending on the circumstances.

This week in Ready4Air (TV), we’ll take a look at the experience of “Living In Television Limbo: When A Show Goes On Hiatus.”

Related Post: Ready4Air (TV) | TV Hosting 101: Driving A Segment And Interviewing Guests

The cast of season 7 of The Celebrity Apprentice

The cast of season 7 of The Celebrity Apprentice

My social media chat with Geraldo got bumped last week, but it is back on the schedule. When I caught up with journalist and former talk show host Geraldo Rivera a few weeks ago–right before The Celebrity Apprentice finale–we talked about his first foray into reality television and his love of social media. I noticed that during The Celebrity Apprentice airing, Geraldo talked a lot about using social media during his many project challenges. I was impressed that at almost 72 years old, he has embraced and mastered the new media tools. But I really shouldn’t be surprised at all.

This week on Ready4Air (Social), I ask Geraldo a few questions about the world of communicating through social media. Rivera, who admits he didn’t embrace it right away, now says, “Generally speaking, it levels the playing field. I’m as powerful now as The New York Times or any gossip columnist. I can respond, and if you make a charge against me, I can come after you with equal vigor and equal visibility.”

Related Post: Ready4Air (TV) | Celebrity Apprentice: Geraldo Talks About Fundraising And His Foray Into Reality TV

Lyndsay Christian, FiOS1 NewsPhoto Credit: Lyndsay Christian

Lyndsay Christian, FiOS1 News
Photo Credit: Lyndsay Christian

Guest contributor and FiOS1 News personality Lyndsay Christian is back with more firsthand reporting about life working in news. Lyndsay wrote a great post a couple of weeks ago about working as a one-woman or one-man band, where a reporter is responsible for all aspects of their production.

This week on Ready4Air (TV), Lyndsay’s post “I’m On Deadline: A Reporter’s Plan To Shoot, Write, And Edit For Air” takes us through the step-by-step process of planning a story efficiently from beginning to end in order to meet the ever looming deadline!

Photo Credit: Zsuzsanna Kilian

Photo Credit: Zsuzsanna Kilian

And finally, today we are sending birthday wishes to DMMA team member, copy editor Alexis Trass Walker! Thanks for taking such good care of Ready4Air. Enjoy your birthday!

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Coming up: Ready4Air (Brands and Bloggers) Learn how networking can help build your client base

Deborah J. Mitchell

Deborah Mitchell Media Associates – Photo Credit: Debbie Mitchell Graphic – Design: Nay Ayache

Emmy-nominated network television producer Deborah Mitchell is a veteran of ABC and CBS News, a member of the Producers Guild of America, and a board member of the James Beard Broadcast and Media Awards Committee. Through Deborah Mitchell Media Associates, she will create your online personality with a customized website, book you on the right television show, manage your social media profiles, and connect you with the best and brightest digital influencers. Deborah is a weekly contributor for Entrepreneur.com and author of So You Want To Be On TV. You can follow Deborah @SocialTVDeb and/or email SocialTVDeb@gmail.com, or email Nay Ayache on naydmma@gmail.com.  

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Ready4Air (The Week Ahead) | A Beautiful Birthday Weekend | Meet Executive Producer Lora Wiley | Geraldo Gets Power Using Social Media

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March 9, 2015 | Posted in Social TV | By

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Since my birthday fell on a Saturday this year, I was celebrated during a workday. After a morning taping of Arise On Screen this weekend, my team surprised me with a beautiful cake and champagne!

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(clockwise from left) Nick Viagas, Lance Huff, Chuck White, Steven Ramey, Julian Roman, Jamaine Kingston, Mike Sargent, Catherine Smalls, Lora Wiley-Lennartz, Michelle Lynne Madar, Debbie Mitchell, and Monica Castillo
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Oh, I LOVE my team! We know how to have fun under the craziest circumstances. Line producer Steven Ramey, host Mike Sargent, and producer Lora Wiley-Lennartz–who baked the birthday cake–led the team. PA Michelle Lynne Madar, our interns Nick, Lance, and Catherine, and editors Jamaine and Chuck were part of the team that pulled off the surprise. Again, love you guys for making me feel like a queen on my birthday! My birthday partying continued through the day to include a small dinner party with friends and dancing into the wee hours of the next morning. Therefore, today’s post is going to be short since I’m still recuperating.

Related Post: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!

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Jacqui Farmer, Paulette Brown, Lora Wiley-Lennartz, and Debbie Mitchell at Red Farms Restaurant, Upper West Side
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Speaking of Lora Wiley-Lennartz, her story in “My Life In Television” will start off our week. I’ve known her for over 25 years; we first met as producers on Geraldo’s daytime talk show. Today, we work together at the start-up network Arise News. Lora is the executive producer of the seven-month-old program Arise & Shine, a live weekend morning show on Arise TV hosted by actress/comedienne Rain Pryor and International News correspondent Priya Sridhar.

Over the past three years, I’ve written about the challenges of working on a start-up show. This week on Ready4Air (TV), Lora Wiley-Lennartz shares more about her life in television including the best and hardest part of running the weekend show. “The hard part is the challenge of growing a new show within the frame of a start-up network. However, these challenges have forced me to expand upon my creative problem-solving skills, which is a positive.”

Geraldo Rivera, Runner-up NBC's  The Celebrity Apprentice

Geraldo Rivera, runner-up of NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice

Looks like I’m going back to the Geraldo family again this week. When I caught up with journalist and former talk show host Geraldo Rivera a few weeks ago–right before The Celebrity Apprentice finale–we talked about his first foray into reality television and his love of social media. I noticed that during The Celebrity Apprentice airing, Geraldo talked a lot about using social media during his many project challenges. I was impressed that at almost 72 years old, he has embraced and mastered the new media tools. But I really shouldn’t be surprised at all.

This week on Ready4Air (Social), I ask Geraldo a few questions about the world of communicating through social media. Rivera, who admits he didn’t embrace it right away, now says, “Generally speaking, it levels the playing field. I’m as powerful now as The New York Times, or any gossip columnist. I can respond, and if you make a charge against me, I can come after you with equal vigor and equal visibility.”

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And finally, in my recent post for Entrepreneur.com, “4 Effective Ways to Manage a Remote Team,” we share a few tips on how to work as a virtual team. “For the employee, the virtual work life creates room for a better work-life balance. For the employer, it broadens the pool of qualified employees since location is no longer a hindrance or a cost factor when hiring for a position. If that person is the right person for the job, then working remotely could be the perfect fit.”

Stay tuned to find out how to make your remote team work more efficiently.

Related Post: Ready4Air (Brands and Bloggers) | 3 Simple Rules For Brands To Get The Most Out Of Bloggers

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Coming up: Ready4Air (Brands and Bloggers) Learn how networking can help build your client base

Deborah J. Mitchell

Deborah Mitchell Media Associates – Photo Credit: Debbie Mitchell Graphic – Design: Nay Ayache

Emmy-nominated network television producer Deborah Mitchell is a veteran of ABC and CBS News, a member of the Producers Guild of America, and a board member of the James Beard Broadcast and Media Awards Committee. Through Deborah Mitchell Media Associates, she will create your online personality with a customized website, book you on the right television show, manage your social media profiles, and connect you with the best and brightest digital influencers. Deborah is a weekly contributor for Entrepreneur.com and author of So You Want To Be On TV. You can follow Deborah @SocialTVDeb and/or email SocialTVDeb@gmail.com, or email Nay Ayache on naydmma@gmail.com.  

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Ready4Air (TV) | Celebrity Apprentice: Geraldo Talks About Fundraising And His Foray Into Reality TV

Leeza Gibbons and Geraldo Rivera, finalists on NBC's The Celebrity Apprentice

February 17, 2015 | Posted in Social TV | By

Leeza Gibbons and Geraldo Rivera, finalists on NBC's The Celebrity Apprentice

Leeza Gibbons and Geraldo Rivera, finalists on NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice
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In last night’s live season 14 finale of NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice, the final competitors were perfectly cast–good girl Leeza Gibbons against rough-and-tumble Geraldo Rivera. The former talk show hosts battled for the title of new Celebrity Apprentice and a jackpot of $250,000 for their individual charities. Leeza was playing for Leeza’s Care Connection and Geraldo was playing for Life’s WORC. The final task was to create a commercial for Universal Orlando Resort and sell ten vacation packages.

They presented their commercials at a red carpet event in New York City. Each leader worked with former contestants as team members to bring the commercials to life and brought in entertaiment for the night. Geraldo invited singer Tony Orlando, and Leeza Gibbons brought in her friend, singer Olivia Newton-John. But Leeza , who had eight wins and three losses against Geraldo, pulled out the big guns in the final fundraising task to raise almost $350,000–nearly double Rivera’s dollars. In the end, both Geraldo, who raised $724,000, and Leeza, who raised close to $500,000, in total for their respective charities did a great job.

As the newest Celebrity Apprentice, Gibbons becomes the second woman–next to the late Joan Rivers–to win in the show’s history.

The cast of season 7 of The Celebrity Apprentice

The cast of season 14 of The Celebrity Apprentice
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Always good for great television, Geraldo told Trump that in the boardroom his appearance, antics, and skill on this year’s show added to the excitement and fun of the program. So entertaining that NBC has renewed The Celebrity Apprentice for another season. I admit, the show was pretty entertaining. The show brought back many memories from the 11 years he and I worked together on his talk show.

Of course, at home I was cheering for team Geraldo and am glad people got a chance to see him in action behind the scenes as well as in front of the cameras. Geraldo’s been in the business for over 40-plus years, and at almost 72, he can still give the young folks a run for their money. Hence, his place at the season finale table. And finally, Trump never actually uttered the words, “Geraldo, you’re fired!” but acknowledged that both Leeza and Geraldo were winners.

Last week, I jumped on a quick call with GR to talk about his first foray into the world of reality television, those memorable moments, and of course, his charity.

You have raised $600,000 so far for your charity, the non-profit Life’s WORC, a facility for adults and children living with developmental disabilities. Who do you think is going to win it on Monday?

Well, I don’t think anyone can out-fundraise me. I think I’ll probably prevail in that regard. I’m not certain of that; Leeza could come from behind and raise a million dollars on Monday night, but I’m not going to sit on my hands and rest on my $600,000 laurels either.

 
Related Post: Ready4Air (TV) | The “Real” In Reality TV: A Former Reality Show Personality Tells All

Geraldo talking to his team members

Geraldo talking with his team members
Photo courtesy of NBC Universal

When you went into the game, did you have an idea of what it was going to be and were you surprised? 

The most surprising moment to me was kind of a revelatory moment. And remember, I’ve never been on any kind of reality show; I’ve never been in a contest of any sort; I’ve never been in a competition. I’m a news guy or a talk show host, but I’ve never been in one of those competitive arenas. Going back to the very first project, I was the project manager and the idea was to sell these pies. It was really a fundraiser to see how much money we could raise for our charities. So of the $180,000 raised–three times more than the women’s team–I personally raised $115,000 in that first task. I saw that as my most important function: to be the person dialing for dollars. So I did, I spent a lot of time there. I expected, because we did crush the women, that everybody in the boardroom speaking to Mr. Trump in the postmortem would be back-slapping and high-fiving. Kevin Jonas went off that I didn’t help him bake the damn pies. I mean I’ve never even heated up a chicken pot pie in my life. What could I add to him cooking his pies? Ian Ziering went off on how I didn’t give enough attention to him putting together the posters that we were hanging out front. His whole task was to design that poster, and I didn’t give him enough oversight in the design of the poster. So I said, “What? The poster?” And Kevin actually criticized me in the boardroom saying, “You don’t even know how much money each individual contestant raised.” My revelatory moment came in that moment. I said, “These are my teammates, we’re supposed to be celebrating our smashing victory and instead they’re nitpicking or trying to turn Mr. Trump against me. Wow, this is going to be ruthless.” And Piers Morgan, who was the advisor, used exactly those words–you have to be ruthless to win. That was a real lesson and I never let them gain the upper hand on me again.

Vivica A. Fox and Kenya Moore

Vivica A. Fox and Kenya Moore
Photo courtesy of NBC Universal

I loved the boardroom where you were sitting between Vivica A. Fox and Kenya Moore and you had nothing to say. And I thought, “Wow, Geraldo speechless!” So what was it like to be between those two?
So you have Kenya Moore on one hand and Vivica on the other. Two women who are larger than life in every sense–black women who are very accomplished and energetic and self-confident and hate each other. They were going at each other in a way that I have never seen before in my private life–and even that became the norm after a while. But then when it became clear that Kenya, from the Real Housewives of Atlanta, had allegedly stolen Vivica’s cell phone to put damning tweets on Vivica’s Twitter account, I was shocked. That was one of the most shocking things I had even heard of in reality TV history. I never expected it. It showed me a life lesson that even at my age, you can teach an old dog some new tricks.
 
 
A few weeks ago, a newly-ousted Celebrity Apprentice contestant Ian Ziering was on The Wendy Williams Show and said, “Geraldo has lost eight challenges, but he has more lives than a cat.” GR, was this luck or was this your strategy for the show?
As for Ian, I lost five challenges, not eight. I compare myself to Carmelo Anthony, who scores 28-30 points a game and the Knicks lose all their games. I did the best I could when I was part of the project when someone else was the project manager, and I won all of the tasks when I was project manager. Ian played the game in a ruthless way, and he tried to get me out right from the get-go. He made a marriage of convenience with Kevin Jonas and Lorenzo Lamas. They conspired to get me out; they absolutely played the reality show treachery game, and I was naive. I thought that as my teammates, they would be on my side. Little did I know, they would try to sabotage me, so it was with great relish and wonderful enthusiasm and great gratitude that I crushed all three of them. They got theirs. What goes around comes around. They thought they could outsmart the old fox and I ended up biting them all on the butt.
Geraldo Rivera, Finalist, NBC's  The Celebrity Apprentice

Geraldo Rivera, finalist on NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice

Tell us about Life’s WORC.
You know, this is a great cause, and one of the things I hope they show on Monday night is where the money that I have raised is going. Everybody in New York knows about the Willowbrook Institution for what we used to call the population’s mentally retarded and that we now call the population’s developmentally disabled and the autistic, and we got them out of the institutions. We created and funded 40 community-based residences so far. We have just opened the fortieth from Life’s WORC, which is one of the many charities in the area that I work with. This population can live in the homes in safety and harmony and have their individual needs taken care of. They can have job training and relationships and grow old there. It’s one thing when you have a cute little kid who’s developmentally disabled. What happens when his or her parents age out and they die? What’s going to happen to that kid?  These homes are so vital in this particular area. And with this money specifically, we’re opening a day center for the severely autistic, I mean it’s so necessary, and I just hope that if I win, that’s another prize on top of whatever I raise, I get another $250,000 and a lot of attention for that cause. I’m so proud to be the point man on it.

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Thanks, GR!

Coming up: Ready4Air (Lifestyle) Marian Rivman explains why Hong Kong feels like New York on steroids

 

Deborah J. Mitchell

Deborah Mitchell Media Associates – Photo Credit: Debbie Mitchell Graphic – Design: Nay Ayache

Emmy-nominated network television producer Deborah Mitchell is a veteran of ABC and CBS News, a member of the Producers Guild of America, and a board member of the James Beard Broadcast and Media Awards Committee. Through Deborah Mitchell Media Associates, she will create your online personality with a customized website, book you on the right television show, manage your social media profiles, and connect you with the best and brightest digital influencers. Deborah is a weekly contributor for Entrepreneur.com and author of So You Want To Be On TV. You can follow Deborah @SocialTVDeb and/or email SocialTVDeb@gmail.com, or email Nay Ayache on naydmma@gmail.com.  

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Ready4Air (The Week Ahead) | Leeza Gibbons vs. Geraldo Rivera…Who Will Be The New Celebrity Apprentice? | A TV Writer Pens Her Story | The 2TV Chicks Are Back

Geraldo Rivera, Journalist

February 16, 2015 | Posted in Social TV | By

Arise On Screen

Arise On Screen with host and film critic Mike Sargent, Justine Browning, and Julian Roman
Photo Credit: Lance Huff/Deborah Mitchell Media Associates

Hope everyone had a nice Valentine’s weekend! My Valentine’s Day was spent at the office. After being away from the studio for several weeks, we finally made it back to air this weekend, and our timing couldn’t have been better. The highly anticipated film Fifty Shades of Grey hit the theaters, breaking box-office records for pre-opening ticket sales, and our critics were in the house with their reviews. The reviews were mixed: host Mike Sargent thought it was better than expected, film critic Julian Roman hated it, and Justine Browning thought it was better than the books. She’s read the entire series. All three agreed that Dakota Johnson did a good job in her role as Anastasia Steele, but Jamie Dornan was miscast in the role. Either way, Fifty Shades of Grey is breaking records and making money. It made 36.5 million dollars on Valentine’s Day alone, the biggest single-day gross ever in February.

If you saw the movie this weekend, tell us, is it worth all the hype?

Related Post: Ready4Air (Film) | The Best Reason to Make Movies

Geraldo Rivera stars on tonight's The Celebrity Apprentice

Geraldo Rivera stars on tonight’s The Celebrity Apprentice.
Photo courtesy of NBC Universal

Tonight, we’ll see if NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice will break any records when former talk show hosts Leeza Gibbons and Geraldo Rivera face-off in the show’s live finale. These two fierce competitors came out on top from 16 original contenders for the title of this year’s new Celebrity Apprentice.  Rivera who I worked with  for eleven years on his daytime talk show is of course in it to win it. In a phone interview on Friday, I talked with Geraldo about his first-time experience being on a reality show and raising money for his charity, the non-profit Life’s WORC, a facility for adults and children living with developmental disabilities. So far and not surprisingly, Geraldo’s raised over half a million dollars for a cause he is extremely passionate about. Here’s what he told me when I asked him about his chances of winning tonight “Well, I don’t think anyone can out-fundraise me. I think I’ll probably prevail in that regard.  But, Leeza could come from behind and raise a million dollars on Monday night, so I’m not going to sit on my hands and rest on my 600,000 laurels either. You know this is a great cause, and one of the things I hope they show on Monday night is where the money that I have raised is going.”

As for who is going to win, Leeza or Geraldo,  tune in tonight to NBC at 8pm EST for The Celebrity Apprentice live finale. And may the best talk show host win!

Tomorrow on Ready4Air (TV), an interview with Geraldo Rivera, who talks about appearing in his first reality show, playing the game, and lessons learned while competing on The Celebrity Apprentice.

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Michelle Jaffe Sherry  Photo credit: Michelle Jaffe Sherry

Michelle Jaffe Sherry
Photo credit: Michelle Jaffe Sherry

Former talk show hosts Leeza Gibbons and Geraldo Rivera are the perfect segue for our next post this week. Ready4Air (TV) continues our series “My Life In Television” with freelancer Michelle Jaffe Sherry, who is working as a writer on her present assignment at Arise TV’s weekend morning show Arise and Shine.  Michelle, who has written for  both radio and television, gives insight on what it takes to write for television including writing for a talk show – “Each talk show host is different. It depends on their comfort level with reading prompter, ad libbing, etc.”

In this week’s Ready4Air (TV), Michelle Jaffe Sherry  outlines a few key tips to consider when writing for TV.

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And finally, the 2TV Chicks are back. This week on Ready4Air (Brands and Bloggers), the ladies realize something big–their career choice was the best preparation for motherhood. “I am a producer. Turns out, I picked the right career because motherhood basically means carefully planning and executing every detail of your family’s life and making it all look camera-ready. Where’s my Emmy?”

Check out how they use their producing skills for those mommy duties.

Stay tuned…

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Coming up: Ready4Air (Brands and Bloggers) Find out how networking can build your client base

Deborah J. Mitchell

Deborah Mitchell Media Associates – Photo Credit: Debbie Mitchell Graphic – Design: Nay Ayache

Emmy-nominated network television producer Deborah Mitchell is a veteran of ABC and CBS News, a member of the Producers Guild of America, and a board member of the James Beard Broadcast and Media Awards Committee. Through Deborah Mitchell Media Associates, she will create your online personality with a customized website, book you on the right television show, manage your social media profiles, and connect you with the best and brightest digital influencers. Deborah is a weekly contributor for Entrepreneur.com and author of So You Want To Be On TV. You can follow Deborah @SocialTVDeb and/or email SocialTVDeb@gmail.com, or email Nay Ayache on naydmma@gmail.com.  

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Ready4Air (The Week Ahead) | A Night With Geraldo | ‪#‎SuperBowlXLIX‬ Commercials | Apps For 2015

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February 2, 2015 | Posted in Social TV | By

 

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Debbie Mitchell and Geraldo Rivera at Monkey Bar, NYC 2015
Photo Credit: Debbie Mitchell/Deborah Mitchell Media Associates

Well, another Super Bowl is behind us. I don’t follow football, but if you do, I hope your team won. My ‪#‎SuperBowlXLIX‬ weekend began with a trip down memory lane when I got together with a few old friends from back in the Geraldo days last Friday night. We were celebrating Geraldo’s wife Erica’s birthday at Monkey Bar in New York City and had a blast reminiscing about our good old talk show days.

Of course, I had to ask Geraldo about his time on Celebrity Apprentice. The shows were taped last March, but they’re airing this year on Monday nights on NBC at 8:00 p.m. EST. Geraldo’s been brought into the boardroom a couple of times after his team–Vortex–lost, but he hasn’t been eliminated. While folks have been talking smack online about Geraldo’s playing, we believe he knows exactly what he’s doing, and I bet he’ll take it all. As far as giving me an idea of who will be the newest celebrity apprentice, Geraldo’s lips were sealed. I didn’t get anything from him on Friday night except that tonight’s episode, along with his upcoming appearance on Glee in March, are going to be good, so tune in!

Related Post: Ready4Air (TV) | TV Hosting 101: Driving A Segment And Interviewing Guests

Debbie Mitchell and Greg Hart at Monkey Bar, NYC 2015 Photo Credit: Debbie Mitchell and Deborah Mitchell Media Associates

Debbie Mitchell and Greg Hart at Monkey Bar, NYC 2015
Photo Credit: Debbie Mitchell/Deborah Mitchell Media Associates

The party was a blast. Producer Greg Hart and I haven’t worked together in 28 years, but we had fun remembering the Geraldo days. Greg and I were there when the talk show first launched in 1987. He started as an intern on the show and is now in an upper-level position and still working with Geraldo. Always the comedian, Greg hasn’t changed a bit. Lol!

Debbie Mitchell, Cordelia Bowe, and Cyndi Scott at Monkey Bar, NYC 2015 Photo Credit: Debbie Mitchell/Deborah Mitchell Media Associates

Debbie Mitchell, Cordelia Bowe, and Cyndi Scott at Monkey Bar, NYC 2015
Photo Credit: Debbie Mitchell/Deborah Mitchell Media Associates

Cyndi, a mom of three, is married to former Geraldo producer David Scott. Cordelia Bowe, the mother of two, is married to Craig Rivera, Geraldo’s brother, who has been a producer with him for decades. We laughed about the many long-lasting marriages that came out of our little work camp and how we produced everything from skinheads to the late Joan Rivers on the talk show. We also realized that, years later, we’ve all worked on different shows that had offices, at one time or another, in our old Geraldo workspace at 555 West 57th Street. What can I say–the television world is a small one.

As I said earlier, I usually don’t get into the Super Bowl hype, but when I was working on CBS News The Early Show, I produced my fair share of Super Bowl commercial round-up segments on the Monday after the game. It usually meant staying late at the office on Sunday and working on the segment when the game was over. It was and still is always fun to try and figure out which commercials will resonate with the audience. I spotted this commercial before #‎SuperBowlXLIX ‬weekend, and since it features morning show alums Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel, I had to share it this morning. The spot reunites the two and pokes fun at their attempt to figure out the Internet 21 years ago. In this commercial, they are trying to figure out the future gadgets in the new BMW i3. Cute idea!

What was your favorite spot during ‪the #‎SuperBowlXLIX‬ game?

Jessica D. Bell, Associate Web Producer

Associate web producer Jessica D. Bell

How do you determine which apps are worthy of your download? With so many apps to choose from, it might be hard to figure out what’s really worth your while. I love lists that tell me which ones are going to make my life easier or just better. At the start of the year, I found a few good apps in Jeremy Goldman’s Inc.com post 6 Mobile Apps to Kick-start Your 2015 Productivity.

And because you can’t have too many good apps, this week on Ready4Air (Social), associate web producer Jessica D. Bell shares her list of apps that will enhance your mobile needs.

Related Post: Going “Live” At NYC Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Jessica Herzberg Photo Credit: Jessica Herzberg

Jessica Herzberg
Photo Credit: Jessica Herzberg

And finally, Ready4Air (TV) launches its latest series, “My Life In Television,” just in time for the February sweeps rating period. This is a chance for readers to get to know a little bit about the people in television positions, how they got there, and what they do.

This week, we meet Jessica Herzberg, a senior producer at Fox Business Network. Jessica–who I know from my days at CBS News The Early Show–is working on two shows over at Fox. She says that if someone wants to be good at her job, being a great creative writer who can handle the pressure of deadlines will come in handy.

Stay tuned for more in “My Life In Television.”

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Deborah J. Mitchell

Deborah Mitchell Media Associates – Photo Credit: Debbie Mitchell Graphic – Design: Nay Ayache

Emmy-nominated network television producer Deborah Mitchell is a veteran of ABC and CBS News, a member of the Producers Guild of America, and a board member of the James Beard Broadcast and Media Awards Committee. Through Deborah Mitchell Media Associates, she will create your online personality with a customized website, book you on the right television show, manage your social media profiles, and connect you with the best and brightest digital influencers. Deborah is a weekly contributor for Entrepreneur.com and author of So You Want To Be On TV. You can follow Deborah @SocialTVDeb and/or email SocialTVDeb@gmail.com, or email Nay Ayache on naydmma@gmail.com.  

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Ready4Air TV – Repost: ATTENTION! Working In TV Is Not A 9 To 5 Job!

Framed Bea In Control Room

January 28, 2014 | Posted in Social TV | By

 

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In his guest post this week from our summer series, “Tell Me…How Did You Get Into Television?,” David Michaels, Senior Executive Director and Co-Executive Producer of The Daytime Emmy Awards  at National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, stated that one of most important lessons he would tell anyone pursuing a career in television would be:

“Don’t do it if you want a 9 to 5 job which you don’t take home with you.”

David is absolutely right! While television can be glamorous at times, the hours are long, the paycheck does not always cover the hours of work (only union folks receive overtime) and the other “worldly” perks are not for everyone. The reality is that working in television usually means your life is not your own – so be prepared to work your butt off to get the job done.  Television is definitely not a 9 to 5 job!

After 25-plus years in this business I can honestly say I’ve canceled or missed several hundred holiday meals, special events, and dates because of a deadline due to a breaking news story or was just plain too tired from working. When I worked in news, my family and friends would ask why did I have to work on the holidays. My answer was always the same:

“Because when you turn on the TV you expect to see something on the other side of the screen.”

 

The work required varies for each television genre and show. When I worked as a producer, in syndication for Geraldo Rivera’s daytime talk show (1984-1998), our staff worked 24/7.  I was much younger then and adrenaline kept me going and time and sleep were an afterthought.

Back in the day, booking those one hour talks shows could be treacherous! I am sure you remember ALL those great triangle stories:  imagine a wife, her cheating husbands surprised by his mistress and then add their new born baby to the mix and you had quite an exciting and drama-filled show.

Some of you may even be guilty of yelling at the television. As a producer you are committed to spending extremely extensive hours in the studio because you are responsible for keeping the guests comfortable and, most importantly, separated from one another so not to spoil the surprise on show day.  A booked love triangle story had the potential to fall apart in a matter of moments, leaving you with a few extra chairs to fill before tape day.

It was always back to the drawing board to re-book the show when that happened. While the hours of work needed to produce a national talk show is indeed ungodly demanding, we were always ecstatic for our 5-6 week paid summer hiatus.  In addition we always had two weeks of paid holiday vacation and one or two weeks of down time during the year.

Photo courtesy Debbie Mitchell
When I was working for news man turned talk show host Geraldo Rivera, the team worked hard. Geraldo always found ways to make our production team feel like every day was a party (anyone remember “Lucifer” from our Christmas and wrap parties? ) LOL!I keep hearing that producing for talk shows today is very different. The hours are still long and guests are unpredictable, but the days of paid time off are long gone. The show hiatus is much shorter (3-4 weeks) and you just may have to find another job during your time off since breaks are now unpaid.

When I made the transition over to network morning news television my work and life pace took on a different form of crazy.  The chance of there being a breaking story was always a looming factor and kept you on your toes all the time. If there is a breaking news story, all bets are off and all hands are on deck to get the story on as soon as possible.

Framed Bea In Control Room

While the morning show segments, like the former CBS News “The Early Show,” are only 3-5 minutes, producers are responsible for booking anywhere from 3-6 of them a week. It all depended on what news hour your segment fell into. Producers had, and still do, a long list of responsibilities.

They book guests, arrange for guest travel, research stories, coordinate segment videos, photos, write segment background notes, intros and questions and other details not detailed here. PHEW! My first week at CBS News they told me I had to wear a pager (remember those?), so they could reach me anytime during day or night.  REALLY?  It was quite an adjustment.  The pager was eventually replaced by the blackberry and I HAD to be available at any given time.

Trust me, I really wanted to lose those things I called “tracking devices.”

The morning shows would go live at 7 AM and producers and the crew had to be in super early (3AM- 5AM) to get the show line-up in order. Most of the time there was always a last minute change.  People would still ask if I got to go home early since I got to work early.  The answer was always, “Not necessarily.” It all depends on what else needed to be produced for the week and if there was a breaking news story that you had to help cover.

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TV/Social Media Producer Debbie Mitchell is an Emmy nominated producer who is a member of the Producers Guild of America (PGA).  She is currently a member of the James Beard Broadcast and New Media Awards Committee.  If you are interested in “Book Case TV” or are a brand interested in Social TV, blogger outreach campaigns, or a blogger or personality interested in television placement, follow Debbie Mitchell @SocialTVDeb and/or email SocialTVDeb@gmail.com.

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Ready4Air | #ThrowBackTuesday In TV: More From The Studio Floor

Mike Jacobs on Geraldo talk show set
Photo Credit: Mike Jacobs

November 26, 2013 | Posted in Social TV, TV Production | By

(l)Mike Jacobs, Geraldo Rivera and Debbie Mitchell Photo Credit: Debbie Mitchell

(l)Mike Jacobs, Geraldo Rivera and Debbie Mitchell
Photo Credit: Debbie Mitchell

By Mike Jacobs

Many people I’ve worked with seem to want a confidant of sorts, someone they can trust with their best interests in mind.  And as always, I’m ready!

As Geraldo’s stage manager for 11 years, I had a unique situation. Daytime talk was in its heyday, but “Geraldo” was a newsman first and foremost and he had a structure that was more like news than the usual talk show format. Geraldo’s talent needs were different and as a result of what Geraldo wanted, I did many of the jobs that are usually done by producers.

Geraldo Rivera and Stage Manager Mike Jacobs Photo Credit: Mike Jacobs

Geraldo Rivera and Stage Manager Mike Jacobs
Photo Credit: Mike Jacobs

I would consolidate producer notes, rewrite scripts, and brief Geraldo. All this, in addition, to the normal stage manager duties which included: giving cues, wrangling guests, and making sure the studio was running the way the director wanted it.

I noticed when new producers came on board from other talk show backgrounds; they were a little taken aback by what I was doing as the “stage manager.” It worked for Geraldo and while it didn’t always sit well with others, I was proprietary. Geraldo’s comfort was paramount in my view.

Of course doing a talk show for so long, I have encountered my share of gang bangers, perverts, predators, terrorists, freaks, cheaters, and molesters. They are some of the worst people society has to offer and even they always headed to the guy with the headsets on. However, I’ve been fortunate to meet my fair share of celebrities over the years. It was great to be made fun of by Milton Berle on the air, and meeting Jerry Lewis, Mickey Rooney, Carl Perkins, Little Richard and The Bee Gees was awesome. I’ve also had the opportunity to   tell millionaires, Governors, Presidents, Generals, and the great what to do and where to go.  It was very interesting to be deferred to by those kinds of people, but when you’re the stage manager people know you’re the “boss” and they look to you to do your job.

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Today on shows, like the news, I’ll do a lot of time cues.  There are different locations within the studio in which people have to move and I will make sure they get there and on time. In this instance, I may have to relay information to the talent, personally. On other shows, there may not be much “cueing” involved but it is imperative to keeping the traffic flowing.

Mike Jacobs on Geraldo talk show set Photo Credit: Mike Jacobs

Mike Jacobs on Geraldo talk show set
Photo Credit: Mike Jacobs

Every show is slightly different with regard to the responsibilities of the stage manager.  Basically, it’s up to the stage manager to keep things running smoothly in the studio.  This means taking what the director has designed and making sure it gets done on the set as well as working with producers, talent, guests, technical crew and coordinating all those disparate groups so what appears on the air looks seamless.

Related Post: Who Is Wrangling Guests Right Before And After The Show? The Stage Manager

I believe another key responsibility of the stage manager is to advocate for the talent. Make their job as easy as possible by making certain things run as smoothly as possible. Every great stage manager should be well organized, informed, knowledgeable, forceful, and it’s important to listen to what’s going on in the background, just in case you need to get a jump on things.   I have always felt my first allegiance is to the talent and their comfort and, in that case, it helps to be a schmoozer (some people may call it something else).

I’ve been a stage manager for 25 years and over the years I’ve seen a lot of changes. One of the more striking changes is how the role of the director has diminished and the “back row” is now calling more of the shots. On the TV news side of things, automation has really taken a toll with the introduction of robotic cameras and not with computer run rundowns.

In the end, I really can’t imagine ever doing anything else and, honestly, I never intended to be a stage manager in TV. It was by accident that I became one and it is Geraldo that I owe great thanks for taking a chance and giving me the opportunity. I believe I’ve become a good stage manager and yes I’ve ruffled many feathers, but hey it comes with the territory.

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Thanks for the memories Mike! And for the record, you were a pain in the butt. LOL!

Photo Credit: Debbie Mitchell

Photo Credit: Debbie Mitchell

TV/Social Media Producer Debbie Mitchell is an Emmy nominated producer who is a member of the Producers Guild of America (PGA).  She is currently a member of the James Beard Broadcast and New Media Awards Committee.  If you are interested in “ Book Case TV” or are a brand interested in Social TV, blogger outreach campaigns, or a blogger or personality interested in television placement follow Debbie Mitchell@SocialTVDeb and/or email SocialTVDeb@gmail.com. If all else fails, her resourceful assistant, Sang, will find her.

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The Week Ahead | Booze On The Tube | #TBT More From The Studio Floor | Listen Up! Culinary Time On The Radio

Chocolate Cranberry Tartlet (After)
Photo Credit: Debbie Mitchell

November 25, 2013 | Posted in Social TV, TV Production | By

Geraldo Rivera and Stage Manager Mike Jacobs
Photo Credit: Mike Jacobs

Like you, Ready4Air is gearing up for the holidays.  Since Thursday is Thanksgiving I am posting a #Throwback Tuesday where I will be visiting with Mike Jacobs, the former stage manager for Geraldo Rivera’s daytime talk show.  I ran into Mike last year at a movie screening after not seeing him for over a decade.  Once “Geraldo” ended  in 1998, the staff drifted apart.  Mike and I had a chance to catch up on old times.

Today Mike  is still a stage manager but the truth is during the “Geraldo” days Mike Jacobs was more than a stage manager – something producers learn to live with.

Mike writes  “Daytime talk was in its heyday, but “Geraldo” was a newsman first and foremost and so he had a structure that was more like news than the usual talk show format. I noticed when new producers came on board if they had come from talk show backgrounds they were a little taken aback by what I, as the “stage manager”, was doing. But it worked for Geraldo and while it didn’t always sit well with others I made it very proprietary because as I mentioned his comfort was paramount in my view.”

Related Post:  Who Is Wrangling Guests Right Before And After A Show? The Stage Manager

We’ll take a walk down memory lane and get more from the studio floor with Mr. Jacobs.

Next, we’ll take a look at drinking on television shows. In the clip below , Meredith Vieira on her first appearance on Andy Cohen’s show “Watch What Happens Live” may have had a little too much to drink during her time in the  clubhouse.  What do you think?

Check out this clip here.

I do love Meredith. LOL!

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Have you noticed there’s a lot more alcohol on TV these days? Whether it’s the fourth hour of “Today” with Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford’s wine day,  an episode of “Mad Men” or  this recent clip of Meredith Vieria having “fun” during her Bravo interview, booze has made a TV comeback.

The other day I was talking to my assistant Sang about the amount of alcohol on television these days.  She mentioned the fourth hour of “Today” where Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford who regularly drink during the show on wine day and wondered if the wine was real. I told her that I believe it is.

Sang said, “I think they take a risk when they are on TV and drinking. Since alcohol has the ability to hinder your thought process and lowers your language filter, it can be shaky water and they must tread carefully.  While it is comical to watch, I would proceed on the side of caution as a network.”

This week we’ll  take a look at drinking on the job and whether Sang has a reason to be concerned.

Chef Amadeus, Radio Host Love Shots Photography

Chef Amadeus, Radio Host
Love Shots Photography

Finally, this afternoon, I will join Chef Amadeus on his radio show  “Southern Passion Lounge with Chef Amadeus.” Amadeus, the 2012 winner of  “Food Network’s Extreme Chef Mexican Showdown” is back with his lively personality and industry insight.  Chef Amadeus is sharing his serious passion for food and cooking on  his regular Monday radio show where he interviews chefs from all around the country.

This week in the lounge the chef talks to ladies in the industry, celebrates the three year anniversary of the show and gets ready for the holidays.  Special host will be Private Chef Vanessa Forte and Chef Jerie Fletcher  who will lead a fun and tasty discussion about holiday entertaining.  I will join  Chef Dre ,   Nancy Jacks, and a few special guests stopping by to get in on the culinary fun.

Tune in at 4pm EST time.

Click on “Southern Passion Lounge with Chef Amadeus.” to listen to our conversation from last month.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE  JBF AWARDS  ENTRY PROCESS

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Photo Credit: Debbie Mitchell

Photo Credit: Debbie Mitchell

TV/Social Media Producer Debbie Mitchell is an Emmy nominated producer who is a member of the Producers Guild of America (PGA).  She is currently a member of the James Beard Broadcast and New Media Awards Committee.  If you are interested in “ Book Case TV” or are a brand interested in Social TV, blogger outreach campaigns, or a blogger or personality interested in television placement follow Debbie Mitchell@SocialTVDeb and/or email SocialTVDeb@gmail.com.

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