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People, Places & Things on the Show

Updated 1:46 PM CDT, Fri, May 21, 2010

May 23, 2010

Denis Savard
The Blackhawks hall of famer and former coach is pumped about Chicago's chances at winning the Stanley Cup.

Melissa Etheridge
The singer was in town to accept a humanitarian award, but first she dropped by our studios.

Jenny Sanford
You know her as the ex-wife of the Governor of South Carolina, but there's a whole side to Jenny Sanford that you don't know. 

Marcus Samuelsson
We're talking competition with the Top Chef Masters contestant. We also ask him about cooking at the Obama's first State Dinner.

May 16, 2010

Wes Moore
The author talks about his compelling new book "The Other Wes Moore." 

Richard Roeper
The columnist dishes on everything from gambling, to Scott Lee Cohen, to the Lebron rumors.

Sandra Bernhard and Jimmie "Dynomite" Walker
The comedians are here to tape a special for Starz, but first they're talking to us.

Melissa Sue Anderson
"Little House on the Praire's" Mary Ingalls is all grown up and we've got her in studio.


May 9, 2010

Zondra Hughes
N'Digo editor talks about her interview & subsequent coverstory on Oprah Winfrey's mother, Vernita Lee.

Greg Olsen
Chicago Bears Tight End is planning a big event to help raise money for breast cancer research"Shake the Lake" is May 27.

Gary Sinise
Blue Island native brought the Lt. Dan Band to the Hard Rock Cafe to raise money to support the United States Vietnam Arts Program.  Sinise is also a co-founder of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company, which is celebrating its 35th season.

Hal Sparks
The former "Funniest Teenager in Chicago" is back in the area, performing at the Chicago Improv in Schaumburg.  Learn all about Hal and get on his Twitter, RSS, and Ustream feeds at

Ian Smith
Dr. Ian Smith is currently the medical/diet expert on VH1’s highly-rated "Celebrity Fit Club," the creator and founder of The 50 Million Pound Challenge and a medical contributor on the nationally syndicated television show "Rachael Ray."  His new book, Happy, explains the science behind happiness and the small ways you can chance your life to improve how you look at the world.


May 2, 2010

Dr. Tracy Garza
The vet who treated "Ike" the runaway dog gives us an update on his condition.

Lester Holt
NBC Anchor Lester Holt sounds off about immigration and Wall Street.

Rocky Wirtz
We're talking with the Blackhawks owner.

Jonathan Eig
The author of a new Al Capone book busts some major myths about the gangster.

Stephen Hamilton
Food photographer Hamilton is showing off his art.


Sunday April 11, 2010

Howard Reich
Reich talks about the documentary he made about his mother, a Holocaust survivor.

Rita Moreno
The award winning actress chats with Marion about her role in the classic, "West Side Story."

Shaquille and Lucille O'Neal

Norm MacDonald
The SNL alum gives us his take on some of the week's hot topics.

Sunday April 4, 2010

Carmen DeFalco
Sports talk show host Carmen DeFalco tells us which Chicago baseball team is better.

Chef David Burke
Chef and owner of Burke's Primehouse shows off his new brunch menu.

Dorothy Hamill
The figure skating legend is here. 


Sunday March 28, 2010

Mitt Romney
The former presidential candidate talks about 2010 and the health care bill.

Chevy Chase
Chase is in town to help CPS "go green" and we can't help but ask him about his hit show on NBC "Community."

Moto chefs Omar Cantu and Ben Roche
We get the exclusive invite to the guys' launch party for their new show "Future Food."

Tabatha Coffey
The bossy Brit is here to give us the scoop on the new season of "Tabatha's Salon Takeover."

Naturally Seven
This is one acapella group you don't want to miss.

Sunday March 21, 2010

Bret Michaels
Marion goes one on one with the musician on his tour bus.

Paula Deen
The chef dishes about one of her favorite places in Chicago.

Johnny Weir
Figure skating's most controversial athlete explains how he handles the pressure.

Tavis Smiley
Talk show host chats about the black agenda in America.


Sunday March 14, 2010

Bill Rancic 
Apprentice winner turned judge and Chicagoan sounds off about Blago's odds on Celebrity Apprentice.

Mary Ann Ahern
Our political reporter gives us the scoop on this week's top stories

Musher Pat Moon
Suburban man injured in Iditarod tells his story


Sunday March 7, 2010

Chicago Flower and Garden Show 

The Chicago Flower & Garden Show runs March 6-14 at Navy Pier.  The official Web site has information on how to get tickets, special events and attractions and how to participate.

Sunday February 28, 2010:

- Art Smith's Common Threads

Sunday, February 21, 2010:

- Mary Ann Ahern talks politics
- Restaurant Week in Chicago
- The Olympics Continue on NBC
- Elton John is talking Broadway

First Published: Feb 12, 2010 5:21 PM CDT

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