This is on the set of CT Style with the "hostess with the mostess" Desiree Fontaine. We filmed on February 12, 2010 and the show aired the following Monday. Luckily, they archive all of their shows, so if you want to check out my segment, just click here.
The show had four segments, the first was mine, where I have to say it was one of the best interviews I've ever been apart of. Desiree is a great host, very relaxing with a great sense of humor. Plus the other guests were really cool, too. Starting with Moo Moo Harris of the world famous Harlem Globetrotters, who actually got me to spin the ball on my finger. Something I've always wanted to do, but couldn't. That, and dunk! But that last one ain't happening. Check out the photo below. And that's real, not Photoshop!
Now, the other segment that I got to enjoy was cooking. I didn't get to actually cook, Chef Amala Hold did that, but I DID get to eat!!! That was one of my other dreams come true. Not one of the big dreams, but one of the little ones. This one was being one of the guys at the end of the cooking shows who gets to come up and eat what the chef has just prepared. I still remember watching the Galloping Gourmet when I was a kid back in the 1950s and being jealous of the people he pulled out of the audience at the end of the show so they could all chow down together. In this case, it was an Indian-style swordfish. MMM MMMM Good! So that's two dreams on ONE show. Sorta like my own little Bucket List.
Plus, they gave me props by placing my books on the table, and showing the link to my website. The photo to the right shows me and Desiree behind a table with copies of Looking to the Clouds for Daddy (written by Margo Candelario), Mama's Boyz: The Big Picture (written and drawn by me) and Hillary's Big Business Adventure (written by Lori Nelson). You can order any, or all of these books by clicking here.
The last segment features Dana Schaffer, assistant director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery Resistance & Abolition.
By the way, if you haven't seen the Globetrotters since you were a kid, or you've NEVER seen them, it's still a really good show. I took my kids to see them last year. New stuff as well as the classics.