Wednesday, May 12, 2010

5/13 - Adam Perry Lang, Richard Schlesinger, Melissa Rivers,

Richard Schlesinger  -  48 Hours Mystery - "Betting Her Life"
A woman is convicted of stabbing her husband 193 times. She says the real story has never been told. Richard Schlesinger reports Saturday, May 15 at a special time - 10:25 p.m. ET/PT.  Richard Schlesinger is a correspondent for 48 Hours Mystery and contributes to the CBS Evening News and other broadcasts.  He previously served as a full-time correspondent for 48 Hours (1990-97), reporting on a wide range of topics, including innocent Americans behind bars, marriage and divorce in the 1990s and the middle-class recession. He was the sole reporter for 48 Hours: "Death by Midnight," an in-depth profile of one convict facing the death penalty and for 48 Hours: "Searching for a Cure," an unprecedented look at an experiment for a potentially groundbreaking new AIDS treatment.  Schlesinger was the reporter for CBS Reports: "Enter the Jury Room," for which he won an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award. The two-hour 1997 documentary, anchored by Ed Bradley, examined the American jury system and marked the first time network television cameras were given access to actual jury deliberations.

Chef Adam Perry Lang  “BBQ 25: The World’s Most Flavorful Recipes"
Chef Adam Perry Lang knows his way around a grill. Working under Daniel Boulud early in his career, Adam used his French foundation and technique to create Daisy May’s BBQ, one of NYC’s first and best urban barbecue destinations. Since opening Daisy May’s in 2003, Perry Lang has taken his barbecue on the road, earning acclaim and awards. Not bad for a kid from Long Island.  Adam  discusses  barbecue craft, art, and his new cookbook, BBQ 25.

Actress Melina Kanakaredes -  "CSI: NY"
Actress Melina Kanakaredes is teaming up with Hanes and Susan G. Komen for the Cure® in the fight against breast cancer. Hanes is proud to expand its partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure by becoming the Official T-shirt of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series. Komen will provide Hanes T-shirts to the 1.5 million people who participate in the series every year. For the second year, Hanes will offer a special “pink collection” of panties, bras, socks, and graphic tees -- including three T-shirts exclusively designed by Melina Kanakaredes.  Melina Kanakaredes can currently be seen portraying detective Stella Bonasera on the hit CBS show CSI:NY. Melina began her career with a three year stint on Guiding Light, a role which earned her two consecutive Daytime Emmy nominations in 1994 and 1995. She then became a household name as Dr. Sydney Hansen in the drama Providence. In addition Melina has taken the Broadway stage in plays such as Cabaret, appeared in numerous feature films, and continues to give back with her charitable work.

MELISSA RIVERS ( NBC's "2010 Miss USA Pageant")
Most people that see Melissa Rivers in all of her splendorous glamour on the red carpet have no idea that the style maven is an Ivy League graduate, an accomplished equestrian and a single mother. She’s also an accomplished television producer and has ample experience behind the camera as well as in front of it. In 2009 Melissa once again put her reality skills to the test by appearing on NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” with her mother, Joan. After a dramatic exit, and her mother rising to the top to win Donald Trump’s approval to win the show, Melissa turned her attention towards becoming an author. Her book, “Red Carpet Ready: Secrets for Making the Most of Any Moment You’re in the Spotlight” debuted this past February published by Random House.  Rivers lives with her son, Cooper, and two dogs in Los Angeles.

Norm Sawicki  - Owner -  Trancas Steakhouse - Napa, CA
After a very long day we were so hungry. All we wanted was a big huge steak. Checked out yelp and voila this place came up, we were two miles away, had good reviews, so we drove over. Good size steakhouse, nothing fancy, very casual, nice big bar when you enter.  Got seated, menu's given, drinks ordered, well just water for now. Hubby ordered Pork Chops with a side of rice and steamed veggies. I chose the Prime Rib with mashed potatoes and veggies. Service was good, never leaving are drinks empty and checking on us.   Food arrives and wow what a very pleasant surprise, especially when you are hungry. My Prime Rib was warm and red, Au jus on the side, cooked perfect with such great flavor and at such an excellent price. Potatoes and veggies were good. Hubby loved his Pork Chop as well. This was a great find, thanks to yelp. Another local hangout with very reasonable prices and probably the best Prime Rib I have ever had. The sign outside said they are famous for the Prime Rib and let me tell you that is no lie. It was awesome!