Monday, June 15, 2009

Tue Jun 16, 2009

On Today's Show:

Mickey O'Connor - Senior Editor - WWW.TVGuide.COM
Speidi Sense… Why can’t we stop paying attention to the couple America loves to hate? followers are burning up the message boards on this one! They’ve been called “everything that’s wrong with America” by one television exec. This week, the I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here madness continues.

Joseph J. Luciani - "Reconnecting: Revive Your Love Life"
Joe Luciani, a practicing clinical psychologist for more than thirty years, has been bringing his message of hope to millions over the years. He’s the internationally best-selling author of the Self-Coaching series of books, published in eight languages. His articles have been featured in numerous magazines and newspapers, including Cosmopolitan, O, The Oprah Magazine, Redbook, Fitness, Health, Shape, Body and Soul; and USA Today. Joe is a frequent guest on national TV, radio, and on the Internet. In his spare time he hunts dinosaur bones in Wyoming , practices yoga and meditation, and is training to run his fourth New York Marathon. Joe Luciani lives what he teaches — a happy and fulfilling life — and encourages all of us to connect with the joy of life even if we think something holds us back. Joe and his wife of thirty-eight years live in Cresskill , New Jersey .

Michael Kirk - Producer - Frontline - “Breaking the Bank”
ON TUESDAY, JUNE 16, FRONTLINE PRODUCER MICHAEL KIRK INVESTIGATES BANK OF AMERICA AND THE GOVERNMENT’S NEW ROLE IN THE BANKING SYSTEM In FRONTLINE’s season finale “Breaking the Bank,” award-winning producer Michael Kirk (“Inside the Meltdown”) continues his investigation into the financial meltdown and draws on a rare combination of high-profile interviews with key players: Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis and former Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain, to reveal the story of two banks at the heart of the financial crisis, the rocky merger, and the government’s new role in taking over—some call it “nationalizing”—the American banking system.

Candice Kumai - "Cook Yourself Thin"
Do you want to have your cake and eat it too? "Cook Yourself Thin," an all-new series, offers viewers the skills and the confidence to give their favorite indulgent meals a healthy makeover by cutting the calories and doubling the flavor! Based on the successful British series and popular "Cook Yourself Thin" cookbook, culinary experts Harry Eastwood, Allison Fishman and Candice Kumai show guests how to lose their unwanted inches by replacing extreme dieting with clever cooking. Each half-hour "Cook Yourself Thin" episode follows one guest as she learns simple ways to transform her favorite high-calorie meals into delicious, healthier fare. The meals are prepared step-by-step, comparing the calorie count of the original version to that of the "Cook Yourself Thin" recipe. The guest is then sent home with the ingredients, tools and tips necessary to make healthy changes in the kitchen. After six weeks of living the "Cook Yourself Thin" lifestyle, each participant is visited at home by the hosts to check on her progress. Candice Kumai, a contestant on Season 1 of Bravo’s "Top Chef," was professionally trained at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu. Kumai is currently a special events chef at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Laguna Beach, California, and runs her own catering company, Stiletto Chef LA. She has been featured as a cooking expert on KNBC’s "Your LA" and participates in high-profile cooking demonstrations across the country.

"Lightnin' Strikes" is a song written by Lou Christie and Twyla Herbert, and recorded by Christie on the MGM label. The song was arranged, conducted, and produced by Charles Calello and was recorded on September 3, 1965. The backup singers on the recording were Peggy Santiglia, Bernadette Carroll and Denise Ferri. It was a giant hit in 1966, making it to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in February and #11 on the UK Record Retailer chart. RIAA certification on March 3, 1966, garnering gold status for selling over one million copies. It was covered years later by the New York underground artist Klaus Nomi. Because of Christie's high pitched tone during the chorus, the song is often miscredited to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

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