Friday, April 16, 2010

Patt Morrison for Monday, April 19, 2010


Monday, April 19, 2010

1-3 p.m.




1:06 – 1:30




1:30 - 1:58:30

Paula Deen’s Savannah Style

America loves success stories. The more tribulation you overcome, the more America tends to embrace you, no matter how odd the circumstances. No where does this ring truer than that of celebrity chef Paula Deen. Paula is well known for her Southern dishes and flavor, but that is literally the topping on a cake of dysfunction. Paula’s parents died when she was 19 and she developed agoraphobia, rendering incapable of even leaving her house. But like any great chef, when life handed her lemons, she mixed it with butter. She developed her eccentric style of food creation while she was housebound. She parlayed all that experience and talent into restaurants, a dessert line, and a couple of TV shows with the Food Network. In her new book, "Paula Deen's Savannah Style" the fabulous Chef takes readers on a pictorial tour of her beloved Savannah giving them a sneak peak at her house, her friend’s houses and her favorite places around the town.



Paula Deen, celebrity chef specializing in Southern style cooking, and author of “Paula Deen’s Savannah Style,” her latest book




2:06 – 2:30

Republicans gear up for another “Contract with America

Remember back in 1994, when then-Republican-hopeful Newt Gingrich drafted a “Contract with America,” identifying specific pieces of legislation that Republicans could pass if only the American people would entrust them with control of the House?  It worked then, and now, as mid-term elections near, Republicans are looking at recycling an old page out of the play book, only they’re divided on how much detail to commit to.  House Minority Whip Eric Cantor wants a document like the last one—a laundry list of legislation, whereas Congressmen like Kevin McCarthy—who is leading the effort to draft the contract—thinks that much specificity smacks of the backroom deals the GOP accuses Democrats of making.  Patt talks with Republicans on all sides of the issue about what the American people want from the Republican Party come November.  



Rep. Kevin McCarthy, (R-Fresno); he’s leading the effort to draft a new “Contract With America”



Ryan Hecker, director of the Houston Tea Party Society & original author of the “Contract From America”




2:30 – 2:39

Betting on Hollywood

No really, you may be able to bet on the success or failure of big studio releases. Will Iron Man II flop or set box office records? You be the judge but be prepared to throw down some cash. The Commodities Futures Trading Commission just gave the “green light” to two companies, including Cantor Fitzgerald, that are seeking to establish futures trading on box-office performance.  But hold on a minute says some in the industry, this may help reduce the financial risk associated with marketing and releasing these films but what about the obvious potential for conflicts of interest and insider trading? That has some lawmakers and industry heavyweights concerned including the MPAA (representing 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal Studios and Disney Studios), the DGA, the International Alliance of Theatrical State Employees and the Independent Film and Television Alliance.  So, what’s the likelihood of this moving forward?  Want to bet?





Veriana Networks or Cantor Fitzgerald

Congressman Henry Waxman



2:41 – 2:58:30

Carol Burnett & Tim Conway

One of the most beloved entertainers in America, Carol Burnett struck a chord with audiences for five decades.  She was the first woman to host her own comedy variety show, the spectacularly popular The Carol Burnett Show, and to date, she has been nominated for twenty-three Emmys.  She joins Patt with her new book “This Time Together,” chock-full of anecdotes about her time on the show and her work with comedy and cultural greats from Johnny Carson, Beverly Sills, Julie Andrews, Lucille Ball, James Stewart, Ray Charles, Harvey Korman, and of course, Tim Conway, who joins Patt and Carol to reminisce.



Carol Burnett, Emmy and Golden Globe award winning actress, comedienne, singer, dancer and most recently the author of, “This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection”


Tim Conway, Emmy and Golden Globe award winning actor and comedian and TV Land legend.


  • Carol and Tim will be appearing on stage together in Los Angeles for the first time for the Writers Bloc event next Tuesday, April 27th at 7:30 pm at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.
  • If you can’t see Carol at Writers Bloc, there is still hope: Carol Burnett is doing a book signing at the Borders in Westwood on April 29th
  • Tim Conway is currently on the road and performing with friends such as Louise DuArt and Chuck McCann. You can find information about Tim’s tour dates and buy his DVD at




Jonathan Serviss

Producer, Patt Morrison Program

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