Ms. Michael Learned — Olivia Walton from THE WALTONSThe cast of the Waltons recently celebrated their 40th anniversary of the hit series that ran for a decade, making Michael the quintessential TV Mom, as Olivia Walton, beating Shirley Partridge by 6 years, Carol Brady by 4 years and even Caroline Ingles by 1 year. Audiences could and still can relate to families living in the depression era. Though times were tough, much like today, love and sharing are abundant in this family. As a result of the show, which she had been told wouldn't survive its first season, Michael Learned has gone on to become a four-time Emmy award-winning actress (three for "The Waltons" and one for "Nurse"). She has received a People's Choice Award and has been a three-time Golden Globe nominee. On stage, she starred in "Steel Magnolias" at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, in the national tour of "On Golden Pond" and in Lewis Black's "One Slight Hitch." Other theatre credits include "Elizabeth the Queen" at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Edward Albee's "All Over" at the Gramercy and McCarter Theatres. She starred in the West Coast premieres of "Woman in Mind" and "Hapgood," both for the American Conservatory Theatre Co, for whom she was the leading lady for three years. Her Broadway appearances include Gore Vidal's "The Best Man" and Wendy Wasserstein's "The Sisters Rosenweig" and recently completed a Broadway production of "The Out Going Tide" in New York and a tour with "Driving Miss Dazy.”
***Drew surprised Michael with a special Mothers Day phone call from her TV daughter Judy Norton www.judynorton.com - 'Mary Ellen' from The Waltons.
Candace Cameron Bure — DJ from Full AND Fuller House, Co-Host on The ViewActress, producer, New York Times Best-Selling Author, inspirational speaker, mother of 3 and wife, Candace began her acting career as ‘D.J. Tanner’ in the beloved television series “Full House.” Viewers watched her grow up during the show's eight-year run and after taping its final episode in 1995, “Full House” still ranks as one of the most successful series of all time. Now Candace continues to flourish in the entertainment industry as a role model to women of all ages. Candace is currently filming Season 2 as the lead in Netflix's highly anticipated new series "Fuller House," where she reprises her role as ‘D.J. Tanner.’ The hilarious and buzzed about series follows her (‘D.J.’) as a widow and mother of three, and when things become too much to handle, she calls in the help of her sister and best friend. Andrea Barber (‘Kimmy Gibbler’) and Jodie Sweetin (‘Stephanie Tanner’) also appear in the series, with guest appearances from the remaining original cast including John Stamos, Bob Saget and Dave Coulier. After finishing a three year run as her character ‘Summer Van Horn’ on ABC Family Network’s “Make It Or Break It,” Candace became the Executive Producer with her production company iCandy Productions and lead star of the new hit mystery series “Aurora Teagarden” on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. The series is based on the beloved books by New York Times Best-Selling Author Charlaine Harris, who also penned the series of which HBO’s “True Blood” was based. A woman of many talents, Candace released her third book, Dancing Through Life: Steps of Courage and Conviction, which chronicles her journey of self-discovery on season 18 of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” that came by leaping out of her comfort zone. The book includes the highs and lows, the roadblocks, and the personal victories that she experienced while competing. While making it to the finals and finishing 3rd with her dance partner Mark Ballas, it was here that she stood with courage and conviction as she displayed her Christian faith on one of the largest primetime stages of her career. Her first two books, Reshaping It All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness and Balancing It All: My Story of Juggling Priorities and Purpose made her a New York Times Best-Selling Author. Cameron Bure has starred in multiple movies for Hallmark Channel including “Puppy Love,” “Moonlight & Mistletoe,” “Finding Normal,” the Emmy nominated “The Heart Of Christmas” and “Let It Snow,” which rated as the #2 all-time most-viewed original release for the Hallmark Network. Her most recent movie “Christmas Under Wraps” broke records becoming Hallmark's most watched telecast ever and cable’s second most-watched original movie of 2014. With a philanthropic spirit that shines through her work with Skip1.org, Compassion International, Sheraton House and Children's Hunger Fund, as well as being the National Ambassador for National House of Hope, she also travels the country speaking at various churches, colleges, and women's conferences sharing her Christian faith. A devoted wife to her husband, former NHL star Val Bure (the two were introduced at a hockey game by Dave Coulier) the two have been happily married since 1996. Together with their 3 children, Natasha, Lev and Maks, they split their time between Los Angeles and Napa Valley, California which is home to their highly rated boutique wine label, Bure Family Wines.
***Barbra Cameron (Candace's mom) also joined Drew for a surprise Mother's Day call!
Kerri Pomarolli — Comedian, Actress, Author
LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music
This Week's Recording Artist: Dan Bettridge“I just love his music!” ~ Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
“Really, really talented guy” ~ Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1
“Beautiful troubadour voice” ` Dermot O’Leary, BBC Radio 2
“Sounds a bit Van Morrison” ~ Clare Balding, BBC Radio 2
“Not some flash in the pan, his songwriting's already at a level well beyond his years, a man who is getting closer & closer to the big time” ~ Stereoboard
“Dan’s vocals flit effortlessly between the butter of John Mayer & grit of Paolo Nutini” ~ ASOS Likes
“His voice pushes him past a normal singer songwriter to being a real future talent” ~ Bounce SIN
“A singer adorned with a bourbon-soaked vocal oozing with pure soul” ~ Cardiff AfterDark
“The soulful voice of a life well lived and his lyrical content is well beyond his years” ~ IamMusicTV
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USELESS TELEVISION TRIVIA - Mother’s Day EditionWe play the soundtrack from an old television show and if you're the first caller to guess which TV show it's from - YOU WIN ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! (Except for any moms who call in. We’ll actually send you a prize!)
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W.here's T.he F.aith?Join Drew and various religion reporters from an assortment of news outlets, as they catch up on happenings in the world of Religion & Faith & Cults (Oh My!) Today's W.T.F. Guest: Manya Brachear Pashman – Religion Reporter For The Chicago Tribune
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