First we met Alanna, an 18 year old girl, and her mom. Alanna's mom told her, at age 12, that her biological father was a donor from a sperm bank. Alanna shared what it was like to hear the news and her mother shared how hard it was to tell her daughter. While searching for her biological father through a donor registry website, Alaana discovered she had a half-brother. Alanna shared her excitement of learning about having a sibling and the friendship the two have formed without yet meeting. 'Anderson' surprised Alanna by introducing her to Zach and his mother for the first time.
In the audience was Wendy Kramer, the Founder of a Donor Sibling Registry. Wendy shared some interesting information on the unregulated sperm bank industry and what it means for the resulting children ~
Hugh Jackman stopped by the 'Anderson' studio to share a cup of coffee. He brought his own and explained why. The two talked about Hugh's family, Anderson's stage manager Kevin (yes, it's the same Kevin 360 viewers got to know from 'Floor Crew Fridays' on AC360) and Hugh's one man show on Broadway, among other things ~
Hugh fulfilled a life long dream of being a talk show host by switching places with Anderson for the "Hugh Jackman Show" and then the two played a game with the audience called "Hugh Done It" ~
Anderson ended the program, hopped up on caffeine ~
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