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  • Dirty Job’s Mike Rowe VS WGN-TV’s Newsroom Refrigerator

    I asked Mike if he’d tape a bit for me for my weekly segment, “And Now For Something Completely Hoover” on Chicago’s #1 WGN Morning News.  Before I could finish pitching the idea, he said, “Yes, let’s do it.”  Right there, I fell in love with this guy. I continued my pitch anyway as we walked down the hallway to our cameraman, Terry Bates.  I had no idea that Terry was also a big fan of Mike’s work on television.  […]

  • Henry Winkler Answers Viewer Questions and Talks About “Alien Superstar”

    Henry Winkler is an Emmy- award-winning actor, writer, director, and producer who has created some of the most iconic TV roles, including the Fonz in Happy Days and Gene Cousineau in Barry. Alien Superstar is the launch of a new book series, co-written with his longtime writing partner Lin Oliver. The book features an alien, Buddy Burger, who leaves his home planet and crash lands on earth on the Universal Lot, where he is accidently cast on a television show (and as […]

  • Writer, Director, and Producer Jeannie Gaffigan’s Harrowing Story of Surviving a Brain Tumor

    In 2017 it was discovered that Jeannie had a life threatening brain tumor severely compressing her brain stem. The subsequent urgent brain surgery, epic recovery process and ongoing therapies have had nothing short of miraculous results. Jeannie’s ordeal and the way Jim and her family dealt with it has become the subject of a large portion of the material in “Nobel Ape” and is the subject of Jeannie’s current book, When Life Gives You Pears: The Healing Power of Family, […]

  • Guess Who Won the Grape Spitting Contest?

    I love WGN-TV for many reasons.  One of them is that if I ask for help for my segment, people on air and behind the scenes are always willing to play. Lynfred Winery’s Oktoberfest and Grape Stomp is Saturday, September 28th and Sunday, September 29th.  Two days of German sing-a-longs with a LIVE band, dancing, cork tossing, and grape spitting.  Also, there will be grape stomping.  As a matter of fact, I will be hosting the adult grape stomping and […]

  • Always Funny April Macie on Netflix Special, Wedding, and Anniversary

    April Macie Zanies – Rosemont Sept 12 & 13 and Zanies – Chicago Sept 14 & 15th She was one of “Snoop Dogg’s Bad Girls of Comedy” on Showtime.   She made the finals on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and has appeared on E! Entertainment, “Access Hollywood”  and “Talk Soup.”  She is a favorite guest on the Howard Stern Show, where she was voted the “Funniest and Hottest” comedian in America.  She was HOST of the 2013 AVN awards for Showtime. April Macie was a finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” in 2006, has […]

  • Andy Cohen Talks About His New Tour with Anderson Cooper, Real Housewives and His Baby!

    AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH ANDERSON COOPER AND ANDY COHEN DEEPER TALK AND MORE SHALLOW TALES Saturday, Oct. 5 at 8PM The Chicago Theatre 800-745-300 Join Cohen and Cooper for an unscripted, uncensored and unforgettable night of conversation. The late night talk show host and the journalist, longtime friends, interview each other and take questions from the audience. It’s a live, interactive look behind the scenes of pop culture and world events. Andy Cohen is an Emmy award-winning host and Executive Producer of “Watch What Happens: Live,” Bravo’s late […]

  • Whitney performs “Friend of Mine” LIVE

    Whitney Thalia Hall December 5 -8th

  • Jacquelyn Miller is pure vintage with a modern twist! Check out her performance of “At Last.”

    Jacquelyn Miller Tonight Villaggio’s Roselle From the timeless voice to the glamourous look straight out of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Chicagoland vocalist Jacquelyn Miller is pure Vintage — with a modern twist! She takes her audiences on a musical journey with her eclectic blend of jazz, rock n’ roll, and soul classics from the past and present. Jacquelyn’s musical influences transcend time, ranging from legendary performers like Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, to icons of the Silver Screen, like Judy […]

  • Bill Kurtis on ‘American Greed’ and what’s in Bill’s office?

    Veteran journalist and founder of the show “American Greed,” Bill Kurtis stopped by WGN Morning News Monday. The third episode of the 13th season of “American Greed” airs Monday night and focuses on Paul Manafort. He discussed other subjects that will be covered this season — see the full interview below: Additionally, Bill Kurtis has started a social media series called, “What’s In Bill’s Office?” He has a lot of intriguing items that have great back stories.  You can follow […]

  • Who is the Mystery Guest???

    I can’t really write anything here because I want you to watch and see. There’s a twist. So, please watch and see if you can guess who it is…

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