Monday, October 5, 2009

Tue Oct 06, 2009

On Today's Show:

Gordon Zuckerman "The Sentinels: Fortunes of War"
Gordon Zuckerman, a graduate of Harvard Business School, has studied banking, international finance, and history extensively, focusing on how wealth and governmental machinations can advance private agendas that conflict with public interest. He lives with his wife in northern Nevada. In this riveting amalgam of political intrigue, poignant romance, and bare-knuckled action, six friends risk everything to thwart an international Nazi conspiracy. In the financial devastation of the 1930s, a greedy, power-hungry group of German industrialists plot to usher in the National Socialist Party in order to rearm Germany and reap the financial rewards. Thus rises Hitler. With Hitler in power, the Six Sentinels, graduates of an elite American doctoral program, uncover the industrialists' plan to hoard hundreds of millions of dollars in illegal war profits. Using their financial and familial connections around the globe, they work to foil the machinations of the financiers of the Third Reich. In a daring strategy of Robin Hood style thievery, the sentinels put their lives on the line to serve justice--and thus become embroiled in a dangerous and violent international conspiracy. A gripping story that escalates at every turn, The Sentinels: Fortunes of War is the first in a series that follows the Six Sentinels as they continue to alter the course of history.

Jason Garner - CEO - Global Music Live Nation
Jason Garner, Chief Executive Officer of Global Music, oversees Live Nation’s concert promotion and venue activities worldwide. He also oversees the company’s House of Blues division. He has worked for Live Nation and its predecessors since 2003, when he joined the company as the lead booker for its Latin division, Vivelo. He quickly rose to the position of General Manager of the Latin division and eventually moved to the company’s Los Angeles headquarters to oversee the Live Nation’s North American Touring Division and the following year its North American Amphitheatre programming. Mr. Garner most recently served as Chief Executive Officer, North American Music at the company. Mr. Garner began his career in concert promotion booking bands at a local San Jose, California flea market while still in high school, eventually becoming Northern California’s dominant Spanish language concert promoter. As the air turns chilly across the U.S. and touring artists begin to move indoors, Live Nation is set to announce next week that they will ring in the Fall by launching its first-ever 2 for 1 ticket deal on more than 100,000 club concert tickets to over 350 concerts in 29 of its club venues across the country. Available only at on Wednesday, fans will get two tickets for the price of one to see an eclectic variety of artists including Hanson, Colbie Callait Trey Songz, Mario, The Bravery, The Used and Moby, and many others. The 24 hour 2 for 1 super sale begins this Wednesday beginning 12:01 a.m. local time on October 7, 2009 only at This 2 for 1 concert experience is available only at Live Nation club venues in the U.S

Christopher Andersen "Barack & Michelle: Portrait of An American Marriage"
Christopher Andersen is the critically acclaimed author of twenty-eight books, which have been translated into more than twenty-five languages worldwide. A former contributing editor of Time magazine and senior editor of People magazine, Andersen has also written hundreds of articles for a wide range of publications, including Life magazine, the New York Times, and Vanity Fair. They exploded onto the world scene and within a matter of a few short years captured the ultimate political prize. In so doing, they became a First Couple like no other: He—the biracial son of a free-spirited Kansas-born woman and a mercurial Kenyan father who abandoned him at an early age—was raised in Hawaii and Indonesia, educated at Columbia and Harvard, and launched his political career in America's heartland. She, by contrast, was the product of a solidly middle-American family with roots planted firmly in Chicago's working-class South Side—paving the way for her to achieve her dreams of an Ivy League education and a position at one of the nation's top law firms. By the time they claimed the White House in one of the most hotly contested presidential races in modern history, Barack and Michelle Obama were seen by millions around the world as the new Jack and Jackie Kennedy—brilliant, attractive, elegant, youthful, exciting. Accompanied by their two young daughters, Malia and Sasha, the Obamas would arrive at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with the promise of a new Camelot all but assured. Given the obvious historic significance of what they have accomplished together, the marriage of Barack and Michelle stands as one of the great personal and political partnerships in American history. Yet, incredibly, the true nature of that relationship has remained a mystery. Until now. In the style of his No. 1 New York Times bestsellers The Day Diana Died and The Day John Died, as well as his bestselling books about the Kennedys, the Clintons, and the Bushes, author Christopher Andersen draws on important sources—some speaking here for the first time—to paint the first complete, compelling portrait of America's first black First Family.

Brad Klinge, President/Founder Everyday Paranormal
Barry Klinge, Vice President/COO Everyday Paranormal
"Ghost Lab" Discovery Channel

With the help of the latest technology, two brothers have uncovered someof the most intriguing results in supernatural research to date —including a possible recording of Civil War soldiers talking. Meet Bradand Barry Klinge, Texas natives who in 2007 founded Everyday Paranormal,an investigation team that has explored more than 70 locations and hasgiven a new twist to paranormal research. The Klinges and their team ofinvestigators are featured in the all-new 13-part series “GHOST LAB”, topremiere Tuesday, October 6, at 10:00 PM Eastern/Pacific on DiscoveryChannel. The Klinge brothers tackle what are thought to be some of America’s most haunted locations with sophisticated equipment housed in a decked-out travelling “ghost lab.” This 24-foot car hauler is capable of providing 200,000 watts of electricity to power audio, video and photo analysis stations; flat-screen televisions; and an interactive touch-screen smartboard. The lab also houses surveillance video cameras capable of shooting 300 feet away in total darkness with a 180-degree peripheral view; temperature, humidity and dew-pointdata-loggers; various digital cameras, including thermal imaging ones; audio recorders; and more than 8,000 feet of video cable. This on-site high-tech lab enables investigators to analyze data on the premises in real time, helping them to more narrowly focus their investigations on suspected “hot spots.” The team also consults with some of the world’s foremost specialists in science measurementsto devise and test theories during their investigations. Is there more “ghost activity” around water? Are spirits attached to specific items or locations? Is there aparallel universe? Some of the locations that the Klinge brothers investigate on “GHOST LAB” include Tombstone, Ariz., home to some of the most violent deaths in history; Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, where Elvis got his start; andGranbury Opera House, where, according to legend, John Wilkes Boothchanged his name to John St. Helen and performed Shakespeare afterassassinating President Lincoln.

Jeff Michaels Contestant "Dating in the Dark"
Are reality shows irresponsible in selecting their contestants? One would get that impression when we were horrified with the murder of Jasmine Fiore - a model, stripper, and Playboy representative, by her husband, Ryan Alexander Jenkins, who was a contestant on “Megan Wants a Millionaire,” on VH1. Jeff Michaels, who appeared on the finale of Dating in the Dark on ABC is scratching his head in disbelief over this tragic turn of events. “I was subjected to a grueling month-long evaluation process prior to being selected,” said Michaels. After he was asked to audition for the show, he was first interviewed for over an hour by a panel including the casting director, producer and representatives from the production company. “I was on camera the entire time and the panelists were watching on laptops to see how I appeared on “‘screen” and if I could manage the pressure of the interview.” Following this, Michaels was required to pass a psychological evaluation by a psychologist, a drug test, and a complete physical examination including a panel of blood tests. Why was the process so rigorous? “To see how well we would handle the pressure cooker atmosphere on the set,” said Michaels. The episode was shot at a remote Los Angeles County mansion and for four days he was sequestered with two other contestants. “We were complete strangers, who were put through their paces from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. We were on camera continuously, which meant we had to be in performance mode at all times. We literally fell into our beds at night. There were even cameras in the bedroom.” The production company had to be careful in its selection process because of the rigorous workout the contestants endured. By the way, Michaels was able to find “love in the dark” and drove off in a chauffeured Bentley into the proverbial sunset with his date.

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