Monday, July 30: Renegade Moms, & Kristen Johnston
Tuesday, July 31: 'I Am a Teenage Exorcist' Plus, 'Modern Family's' Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Wednesday, August 1: Wives Who Kill Abusive Husbands
Thursday, August 2: 'DWTS' Castoff Jack Wagner & His Newly Discovered Daughter. Plus, Extreme Pet Owners
Friday, August 3: Anderson's Easy Money Hour
The Anderson talk show site posted 2 new sneak peeks this week. The first is with George, the program's new Co-Executive Producer.
Tell us about your background in television:
“I began my career working in local news in Boston and Worcester, MA and for Inc. Magazine, before going back to graduate school. I got a master’s degree in broadcast journalism and a law degree at Syracuse University and then went to work for Nancy Grace at Court TV. After that I was bitten by the talk show bug and have spent the last dozen or so years working on all different types of news, entertainment, and human interest-based talk shows. I’ve been lucky enough to work with incredible hosts like Martha Stewart, John Walsh, Jane Pauley, Montel Williams, and the cast of “The Doctors.” Our new studio is at the CBS Broadcast Center and I’m excited to be back because it’s where I taped my very first talk show, ‘The Ananda Lewis Show.’”
What are you looking forward to in Season 2?
“Season 2 is a very exciting time for us because we’re re-launching the show in a number of ways. With our new studio, we’re going to be able to go live every day which will allow us to be even more topical and react to the latest stories everyone is talking about. From newsmakers to celebrities to incredible everyday people, we’re covering it all. We’re also going to have a co-host join us everyday, which is going to be a lot of fun!”
What are some of your duties as co-executive producer?
“My job is to work alongside Anderson and our executive producer, Terence, in developing everything you see on your screen every day. The three of us work together to set the direction and tone of the show- everything from the guests we feature to the creative elements we use to help tell our stories and connect with our audience. Our job is to think big picture and collaborate with our talented supervising producers, producers, bookers, associate producers, editors, and our entire production team to bring the show’s vision from the page to the stage. We’re a big team here and everyone goes above and beyond.”
What have you been doing this summer?
“I just moved back from Los Angeles, where I have been working for the last four years. I’m excited to be back. I drove cross-country and had a blast hitting 14 states in 8 days!”
Is there anything you’d like to add about the new season?
“I think both viewers who watch the show every day, and those who haven’t seen us in a while, will definitely want to tune in and see all the exciting new changes and fun surprises we have in store. It’s going to be a great season!”
Next up is Senior Editorial Producer Stacy, who heads the show’s busy Booking Department.
What have you been doing in preparation for the upcoming season?
“We’ve been mapping out what our ideas are for next season. I’m going to meetings and putting a lot of feelers out, and we’re organizing so that when we’re back in production, it’s seamless.”
How would you describe some of the changes for season two?
“In terms of being more topical, I think our show is the place to go for everything water cooler, breaking news, and human interest. Whether it’s a cute dog that rescued a family from a house fire, or a domestic violence incidence or a missing person, we’re on it. It’s great that we have the ability to converse about what everybody is thinking and wants to know about.”
How much news are you looking at over the summer?
“I’m following the stories and the trends. I’m looking at what the big stories will be for the fall.”
How will Season 2 be different than season one?
“I think that Season 1 had an amazing energy, but I think that we have even more of an excitement coming for Season 2, because we’re in a new studio, we have a new space, and because we’re able to turn things around faster. We have the best and the brightest working on our staff, and in Season 1 we learned our way and made it work, and now in Season 2, we’re going full force, and it’s even more exciting.”
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Posted by The ATA Team at 2:00 PM