Friday, February 5, 2016

2/05 SUSAN ZIRINSKY, 48 HOURS, DR. JAMIE KOUFMAN, ACID REFLUX DIET: WITH 111 ALL NEW RECIPES INCLUDING VEGAN & GLUTEN-FREE, STEVE EVENS

SUSAN ZIRINSKY – EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, 48 HOURS


SATURDAYS AT 10 P.M. ET/PT ON CBS
Susan Zirinsky is the senior executive producer of the award-winning crime and justice series "48 Hours."

Zirinsky's work and programs have earned virtually every major journalism honor including multiple Emmy Awards, a George Foster Peabody award, the Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence, the Christopher Award, The Writers Guild of America award and the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award. And in 2013, she was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award by the New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards.

In addition to "48 Hours," Zirinsky was the executive producer of the critically acclaimed Showtime documentary "The Spymasters - CIA in the Crosshairs," which featured the only interviews with all 12 of the living former and current heads of the CIA.

Zirinsky was also the senior executive producer of the 2013 documentary series, "Brooklyn DA," and serves as the senior executive producer for breaking news specials for CBS News, such as those done in the aftermath of the Paris terrorist attacks, the movie theater shooting in Aurora Colo., the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., and the Boston Marathon bombings.

Since joining CBS News as a part-time production clerk in 1972, Zirinsky has worked for a variety of CBS News broadcasts and covered national and global news, several presidents, wars, international conflicts, the Olympics and the world of fashion. She also is responsible for the oversight ofCBSNews.com's crime blog, "Crimesider."

In her current position, Zirinsky also served as the co-executive producer of two "Person to Person" interview specials; she executive produced "David Letterman: A Life on Television";she produced "The Grammys Will Go On: A Death in The Family", a documentary about the Grammys and the night Whitney Houston died, and "Vanity Fair's Hollywood."

Previously, she was an executive producer of CBS News' award-winning broadcast "9/11" - a documentary on the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that included the only footage of the first plane going into the north tower of the World Trade Center and of activity inside the Trade Center before the towers fell. The documentary has been updated for the first, fifth and 10th anniversaries.

Zirinsky has also produced such primetime specials as "The Royal Wedding: Modern Majesty;" "Fashion's Night Out" with Vogue and Editor Anna Wintour; "That's The Way It Was - Remembering Walter Cronkite;" "Ted Kennedy: The Last Brother;" "Change and Challenge: The Inauguration of Barack Obama" and "Katie Couric's 'All Access' Grammy Special." She also produced the documentary series "The Injustice Files" for ID Discovery; and the CBS News documentaries "The Lord's Bootcamp," "In God's Name" and "Flashpoint."

Zirinsky also produced for Showtime the critically acclaimed documentary, "Three Days in September," which told the story of a school taken hostage in Beslan, Russia. The film was also featured at the Tribeca Film Festival.
She also produced for CBS Entertainment an online companion to the series "Jericho." She was the executive producer of "Elvis by the Presleys," for CBS Entertainment and was the executive producer of two specials for Tyra Banks' "America's Next Top Model."

Before joining "48 Hours" in 1996, she was executive producer of Campaign '96 (1995-96), managing the daily operations of CBS News' election-year political coverage, and of the primetime CBS News magazine, "Eye to Eye" (1994-95), after having served as the broadcast's senior broadcast producer and senior producer (1993-94).

Zirinsky was the director of CBS News' 1992 political reporting, responsible for coordinating coverage of candidates, issues and events for all CBS News broadcasts, including the presidential election. During that period, she was CBS News' senior producer at the 1992 Olympic Winter Games in Albertville, France, where she oversaw the CBS News and Sports news desk for the network.

Earlier, Zirinsky served in several capacities for the "CBS Evening News with Dan Rather" in New York and Washington, D.C. In New York, she was its senior broadcast producer (1991-92) and senior producer (1989-91). In Washington, she managed all feature stories and oversaw editorial content of daily hard-news events (1986-89). Zirinsky was CBS' White House producer for more than a decade. She first joined the "CBS Evening News" as a producer in 1979.

She also worked on other CBS News broadcasts, including the "CBS Morning News" and "CBS Evening News" weekend editions. Zirinsky worked the Democratic and Republican National Conventions from 1976 through 1988 as a floor producer for Dan Rather, Lesley Stahl, Ed Bradley and Mike Wallace. In 1992 she was senior producer for all coverage at both conventions.
Zirinsky's international news experience is extensive. She traveled overseas with presidents Carter and Reagan. Her assignments have taken her to Russia, China, Japan, Europe, Central and South America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. In 1989, Zirinsky ran CBS News' operations out of Panama during the United States invasion of that country and was in charge of CBS News' operation in Beijing during the Tiananmen Square student uprising and military crackdown. Earlier that year, she was lead producer for CBS News' coverage from Japan of Emperor Hirohito's funeral. She was the senior producer responsible for setting up and overseeing the Network's news operation in Kuwait while covering the first Persian Gulf War, and it was under her stewardship that CBS News was the first network to enter Kuwait, just behind the Allied forces.
Zirinsky was technical advisor/associate producer for writer/director James L. Brooks on the film "Broadcast News," starring Holly Hunter as a Washington network news producer.

Zirinsky was graduated cum laude from American University in Washington, D.C.

WWW.CBSNEWS.COM/48-HOURS


DR. JAMIE KOUFMAN, THE AUTHOR OF ACID REFLUX DIET: WITH 111 ALL NEW RECIPES INCLUDING VEGAN & GLUTEN-FREE HELPS US WITH AN ALTERNATIVE TO CHOCOLATE FOR VALENTINE’S DAY AND HOW TO PREVENT AND TREAT REFLUX 

With Valentine’s Day approaching, chocolates are sure to top everybody’s gift list. But what if your sweetheart has dietary restrictions like lactose intolerance, or is vegan? What if you just want to stray from the typical Valentine’s presents and surprise your partner with something different?
Dr. Jamie Koufman, founder of the Voice Institute of New York and renowned reflux doctor, recently released a new book, Dr. Koufman's Acid Reflux Diet: With 111 All New Recipes Including Vegan & Gluten-Free, featuring delicious desserts that are outside the box.

WWW.VOICEINSTITUTEOFNEWYORK.COM


STEVE EVANS – THE MOVIE GUY

GREAT MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND AND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS AND HOPES. FIND OUT WHAT MOVIES ARE WORTH YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY. GET SET FOR THE WEEKEND.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

02/04 CRAFT BEER EXPERT JULIA HERZ, CHEF ROSSI, THE RAGING SKILLET

CRAFT BEER EXPERT JULIA HERZ - HOW TO INCORPORATE CRAFT BEER INTO YOUR SUPER BOWL CELEBRATIONS

JULIA HERZ IS:
Craft Beer Program Director at the Brewers Association
Publisher of CraftBeer.com
Co-author of Beer Pairing: The Essential Guide from the Pairing Pros
Co-author of CraftBeer.com’s Beer & Food Course
A certified Cicerone

With Super Bowl 50 right around the corner the real question isn’t who you will be rooting for (you’ve already made up your mind on that) – it’s what you will be drinking ---and what game snacks you will be pairing with it!

JULIA CAN TALK ABOUT:
Craft beers for the Super Bowl – What are the best beers to score from each of the team’s hometown?  After all, serving American craft beer at your Super Bowl party means you’re supporting small businesses whose owners and brewers bleed for their home teams, and have vested interests in their towns. Show some pride by drinking craft beers from the hometowns of the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers, as well as California, the host state.
Food and craft beer pairing – Whether you’re serving a sit down meal or opting for chicken wings galore, Julia has some touchdown pairing tips that will make your craft beer and food taste even better.
Craft Beer 101 – Why switch to craft beer this year? Julia can provide an easy to understand introduction to the craft beer universe.
Craftbeer.com—the Brewers Association (BA) website for beer lovers—has curated a list of recipes for Six Super Bowl-Worthy Appetizers Made with Beer that are sure to win over your fans!

WWW.CRAFTBEER.COM


CHEF ROSSI - OWNER AND EXECUTIVE CHEF OF THE RAGING SKILLET JUST RELEASED HER FIRST MEMOIR; THE RAGING SKILLET / THE TRUE LIFE STORY OF CHEF ROSSI

Rossi, yes, she only has one name – has been a writer for many publications, such as The Daily News, The New York Post, Time Out New York and Mcsweeney's to name a few. She has been the food writer of the "Eat Me" column for Bust magazine since 1998, hosts her own hit radio show on WOMR and WFMR in Cape Cod called "Bite This," now in its twelfth season, has been featured on "The Food Network" and "NPR” and is a popular blogger for “The Huffington Post.”

As the owner and executive chef of "The Raging Skillet," a cutting-edge catering company known for breaking any and all rules, she has earned a reputation as the one to call when it's time to do something different.

The Raging Skillet has been called "a new breed of rebel anti-caterer" by The New York Times, "the wildest thing this side of the mason Dixon line" by Zagat and has been named among The Knot’s Best Of Wedding Caterers for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Having won five years in a row, The Raging Skillet is in The Knot’s hall of fame!

On November of 2015 Rossi’s first memoir; The Raging Skillet/The True Life Story of Chef Rossi.
Rossi’s motto is simple; "molds are a delicious thing to break!”

ABOUT THE BOOK:
When their high-school-aged, punk, runaway daughter is found hosting a Jersey Shore hotel party, Rossi's parents feel they have no other choice: they ship her off to live with a Chasidic rabbi in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Within the confines of this restrictive culture, Rossi's big city dreams take root. Once she makes her way to Manhattan, Rossi's passion for cooking, which first began as a revolt against the microwave, becomes her life mission. The Raging Skillet is one woman's story of cooking her way through some of the most unlikely kitchens in New York City—at a "beach" in Tribeca, an East Village supper club, and a makeshift grill at ground zero in the days immediately following 9/11. Forever writing her own rules, Rossi ends up becoming the owner of one of the most sought-after catering companies in the city. This heartfelt, gritty, and hilarious memoir shows us how the creativity of the kitchen allows us to give a nod to where we come from, while simultaneously expressing everything that we are. Includes unpretentious recipes for real people everywhere.

WWW.THERAGINGSKILLET.COM

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

02/03 LARRY LIPSON, AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT, VANESSA CLOKE, THE BIG SHORT


LARRY LIPSON – 
AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT 

For fifty years Larry Lipson was the food critic for the Los Angeles Daily News and now reports from Florida weekly with his thoughts and favorite picks for Food & Wine.  His lovely Wife Lillian is also on hand at the Lipson Institute for advanced wine studies.



VANESSA CLOKE – ACTRESS, THE BIG SHORT / THE WALKING DEAD

Actress Vanessa Cloke was recently featured opposite Christian Bale as Goldman Sachs executive Lucy in director Adam McKay’s five-time Oscar nominated The Big Short.  She also plays the recurring role of Anna, a foraging Alexandrian in television’s celebrated zombie series The Walking Dead; and she was slapped by Jessica Lange in the season four finale of American Horror Story.

A native of Paramount, California, Vanessa comes from Greek roots on her father’s side (her maiden name is Dimitropoulos). Her performing career began at age 5 when she began dancing. When her local dance school closed down, she began studying at Studio C in Downey, California, where she worked with the Caspary family, including Tina Caspary (Can’t Buy Me Love) and Dennis Caspary (Head of the Class).  Later, at Alondra Junior High, she tried out for the Paramount High School Drill team and was the only 8th grader in the city to land a spot.

Vanessa attended Cal State Fullerton for a year, then transferred to Chapman University, where she received her BA in Communications, with an emphasis in advertising.  During college, she worked 3 jobs: teaching dance classes, performing as various characters at children's birthday parties, and delivering food. After graduating, Vanessa owned and operated a dance company of 300 students. She simultaneously bartended on San Clemente Island, where she met and married a sailor. They were eventually stationed in Spain. Vanessa traveled a great deal before they again received orders to move to New Orleans, where she took a job as the director of an acting modeling school. It was while escorting a group of youngsters to Los Angeles for auditions that she seriously began to pursue acting assignments, the first of which was an industrial for the Firestone Tire Company.

Vanessa made her television debut as a wine store clerk in the HBO series Treme, then made her feature film debut as Randy Orton’s wife, and opposite Amy Madigan, in the controversial drama That’s What I Am, in which Ed Harris played a gay schoolteacher. Shortly thereafter, Vanessa won the part of Dakota, the female half of a bohemian couple in the USA series Common Law, working on all twelve episodes.

Her television credits include: Wild Card directed by Tim Matheson, Satisfaction, NCIS: New Orleans, and Powers. Her feature film credits include: 90 Minutes in Heaven, Mind Puppets, and Slaw.  Vanessa has directed episodes of a number of web series, including Job Interviews, and Shrunk, and she also starred as Victoria in the short film Equal, which she wrote and directed.


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

02/02 FOOD NETWORK STAR ELLIE KRIEGER, GIFTING EXPERT JUSTINE SANTANIELLO

FOOD NETWORK STAR, ELLIE KRIEGER HELPS US TURN OUR FRIDGE & FREEZER INTO A TREASURE CHEST OF SATISFYING, GOOD-FOR-YOU MEALS 

LET FOOD NETWORK STAR, ELLIE KRIEGER HELP YOU TURN YOUR FRIDGE & FREEZER INTO A TREASURE CHEST OF SATISFYING, GOOD-FOR-YOU MEALS!

Ellie shares her delicious recipes that children, spouses and caregivers can reheat and enjoy. Ellie will also offer guidance and tips on:
Surprising meals that go straight from freezer to oven and skip the thaw
Easy make-ahead ideas that will inspire you
The 411 on storing, thawing and reheating

ELLIE’S NEW BOOK:  
As a working mom, Ellie knows how busy our schedules can be and what a challenge it is to prepare healthy and delicious meals throughout the day and week. Her antidote: recipes and easy-to-follow instructions for refrigerating and/or freezing, storing and reheating the mouth-watering dishes. From Pumpkin Waffles to Savory Lamb and Chickpea Stew and Crab and Artichoke-Dip Casserole, all of Ellie’s recipes offer a healthy “wow” factor with minimal fuss and with easy-to-find ingredients.

Ellie will give us a strategy to regain control of our family’s well-being by cooking ahead and putting food on the table that they feel good about.

ABOUT ELLIE:
Well known as the host of the Food Network’s hit show, “Healthy Appetite,” Ellie Krieger is a nutritionist who helps people find the sweet spot where “healthy” and “delicious” meet. She is a James Beard Foundation award winning and NY Times bestselling cookbook author and a weekly columnist for the Washington Post. She appears frequently on “Today,” “Good Morning America” and “Dr. Oz” and has been featured in most of the top magazines. She has been at the forefront of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign.

WWW.ELLIEKRIEGER.COM


GIFTING EXPERT JUSTINE SANTANIELLO SHARES HER SECRETS FROM THE BOOK OF LOVE - TIPS TO MAKING THIS VALENTINE’S DAY ONE TO REMEMBER

Whether you’ve been dating for two months, been married for twenty-two years, or met two days ago, there are many expectations when it comes to Valentine’s Day. Being the hero of your own Harlequin romance requires more than just grabbing the first bouquet of red roses you stumble upon!

Just because you are from Mars and she is from Venus (or vice versa) that doesn’t mean all hope is lost when planning the perfect Valentine’s Day. Whether it is a night out with loved ones, that gift she has been eyeing for months, or a romantic breakfast in bed, let Gifting Expert Justine Santaniello share her unearthed secrets from the BOOK OF LOVE!

Lifestyle Expert, Justine Santaniello is a regularly featured expert on The Veria Living Network and has served as a correspondent for Access Hollywood and The Wendy Williams Show. Justine has made appearances on New York Live, BetterTV, and Yahoo!, in addition to guest co-host for Life Love Shopping. Her tips have been featured on FOX Business, the Hallmark Channel, WE, the Discovery Channel, and BRAVO. With extensive media experience, she is also a regular guest on local morning TV shows across the country.

WWW.TRUMOO.COM
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Monday, February 1, 2016

02/01 MORGAN MCLAUGHLIN, SANTA BARBARA VINTNERS, VINTNERS SPRING WEEKEND & FESTIVAL, ANIMAL LOVER AND RESCUER CHRISTINA HACKETT

MORGAN MCLAUGHLIN – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SANTA BARBARA VINTNERS – VINTNERS SPRING WEEKEND & FESTIVAL (APRIL 21-24) AND OTHER SB HAPPENINGS 

About the Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Association
The Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Association is a non-profit organization (501c6) founded in 1983 to support and promote Santa Barbara County as a premium wine producing and wine grape growing region. The Vintners’ Association produces festivals, seminars, and wine tastings as well as providing information to consumers and the wine and travel media.

Through the Santa Barbara Vintners’ Foundation, the Association contributes to the community through local charitable, art and educational and scholarship organizations with proceeds from its various events, such as Santa Barbara Wine Auction, held every other year and benefitting Direct Relief International, and silent auctions at all the Association’s festivals.

ABOUT Vintners Spring Weekend & Festival
The Santa Barbara Vintners Spring Weekend April 21-24 brings together wine makers, grape growers, chefs, and wine lovers for four days of wine and food.  From the four day Vintners Visa, Friday Big Bottle Bash Dinner, Saturday Wine Seminar amd Festival, to the many winery special events, you don't want to miss this must attend weekend in Santa Barbara Wine Country.

The highlight of the weekend is the Saturday afternoon Vintners Festival held on the beautiful grounds of the River View Park in Buellton. More than 100 Santa Barbara County wineries will pour their newest releases alongside some of the region's best restaurants and food purveyors.

WWW.SBCOUNTYWINES.COM


ANIMAL LOVER AND RESCUER CHRISTINA HACKETT – CO-HOST OF RESCUE RADIO 

Rescue Radio is a collaboration between Animal Foundation of America and Paw Works. Christina Hackett and Chad Atkins have over 17 years of experience combined in the rescue world. Join us every Saturday at 12pm PT on CRN Talk Radio.
CRN1 Sat 12:00 pm PT- 1:00 pm PT
CRN1 Sun 12:00 pm PT- 1:00 pm PT

CRNTALK.COM/RESCUE-RADIO

ABOUT ANIMAL FOUNDATION OF AMERICA 

MISSON STATEMENT
Animal Foundation of America was founded in 2011 in order to enrich the lives of needy animals in the Los Angeles area. Our mission is to save pets from euthanasia whenever we can and to comfort as many others as possible before their inevitable trip across the Rainbow Bridge.

ANIMALFOUNDATIONOFAMERICA.COM

ABOUT PAW WORKS

We are governed by a PawCratic Oath which states that we will lead, protect, heal, comfort, and shelter those who cannot speak for themselves. We rely upon private donations and fundraising exclusively to fulfill our dream and create a legacy which encompasses a No Kill County. State, and Nation. All donations are tax deductible. To donate and help give our animals a second chance at life please visit our Donations Page.

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