Monday, March 23, 2009

Wed Mar 26, 2009

On Today's Show:

Robert Kiyosaki - "Rich Dad, Poor Dad"

Robert Kiyosaki¹s first book, Rich Dad Poor Dad, the Number One PersonalFinance book of all time, ranks among the longest running bestseller on allfour of the lists that report to Publishers Weekly‹The New York Times,Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today‹and has held a topspot on the famed New York Times bestseller list for over six years.Translated into 51 languages and available in 109 countries, the Rich Dadseries has sold over 27 million copies worldwide and has dominatedbestseller lists across the United States and around the world. In 2005,Robert was inducted into the Hall of Fame as one of its Top 25authors. There are currently 26 books in the Rich Dad series.

Danielle Holland - Goodbye Analog, Hello Digital

Many older Americans depend on television for critical news and safety information, and may face significant challenges when television signals become exclusively digital on June 12th. Television stations will stop sending out program signals on their analog channels completely by that date but this won’t signal the end of free broadcast television. Your favorite broadcast programs and local television stations will still be available. While the change will mean better quality television picture and more channel options, some may be overwhelmed and confused by the conversion process.

FLASHBACK - Jack Leroy "Jackie" Wilson, Jr. (June 9, 1934 – January 21, 1984) was an American singer. Wilson was important in the transition of rhythm and blues into soul. Gaining fame in his early years as a member of the R&B vocal group, The Dominoes, after going solo in 1957 he went on to record over fifty hit singles over a repertoire that included R&B, pop, soul, doo-wop and easy listening before lapsing into a coma following a collapse on stage during a 1975 benefit concert. By the time of his death in 1984, he had become one of the most influential soul artists of his generation Wilson was shot and wounded by one of his alleged lovers, Juanita Jones, on February 15, 1961. Allegedly, Jones shot Wilson in a jealous rage when he returned to his apartment with another woman, fashion model Harlean Harris, an ex-girlfriend of Sam Cooke. In order to protect his reputation, Wilson's management concocted a story that Jones was an obsessed fan who threatened to shoot herself, and that Wilson's intervention concluded in his being shot. The story was accepted, and no charges were brought against Jones. Freda Hood, Jackie's first wife with whom he had four children, divorced him in 1965 after fourteen years of marriage. He married Harris in 1967, but split up soon after. Jackie later met and lived with Lynn Crochet, and they had two children. He was with Lynn up until his heart attack and on-stage accident in 1975. However, as he and Harris never officially divorced, Harris took the role of Wilson's caretaker for the singer's remaining nine years. Wilson was a convert to Judaism. Wilson suffered a massive heart attack while playing a Dick Clark show at the Latin Casino in Cherry Hill, New Jersey on September 29, 1975, falling head-first to the stage while singing "Lonely Teardrops". The blow to the head Wilson suffered left him comatose. For the next eight years and four months, he was in a vegetative state until his death at age 49. Al Green and Elvis Presley were some of the few artists who regularly visited the bed-ridden Wilson. A little known fact is that when he found out that Jackie was broke, Dick Clark paid all of Jackie's medical bills up to the day he died.[citation needed] According to the 2005 biography, Jackie Wilson: Lonely Teardrops, he received a well-publicized funeral attended by approximately 1,500 relatives, friends and fans. He is interred in the Westlawn Cemetery in Wayne, Michigan.

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