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Monthly Archive: September 2013

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Eric Braeden Interview: "The Young and the Restless" Superstar Fires Off on Gun Control: "The More Guns That Are Available, the More Tragedies Will Happen"

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Eric Braeden

Award-winning actor Eric Braeden was born Hans Jorg Gudegast in Bredenbek Germany (near Kiel) and in 1959 immigrated to the United States. He has portrayed ruthless business mogul Victor Newman on the #1 rated CBS daytime drama The Young and the Restless for the past 33 years and won a Daytime Emmy Award in 1998 for Lead Actor in a Drama Series. The soap recently lost its matriarch, the legendary Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor), when she passed away on May 8, 2013. Braeden’s guest-starring television roles include Mannix, McCloud, Gunsmoke, The Rookies, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Cannon, Kojak, Switch, […]

Tuesday

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Max Lucado Interview: America's Bestselling Inspirational Author Offers a Message of Hope in "Turbulent Times"

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Max Lucado

Bestselling author and pastor Max Lucado is partnering with his longtime publisher Thomas Nelson as well as the Salvation Army and the Association for Christian Retail to reach one million broken hearts with the message of his book You’ll Get Through This: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times to be released September 10, 2013. Through the innovative “Give Hope Where it Counts” campaign, Christian retailers can offer consumers the opportunity to purchase a special Salvation Army edition of You’ll Get Through This, which will be distributed to those in need of the message most. Lucado will also extend the […]

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September 2013

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Vicki Lawrence Interview: Famed Funny Lady Recalls Hilarious Moments as Matriarch of "Mama's Family"

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Vicki Lawrence

California native Vicki Lawrence was discovered by television legend Carol Burnett at the age of seventeen. The high school senior mailed a fan letter and a photo to Burnett who was looking for someone to play her kid sister on her new variety series, and the rest is television history. The Carol Burnett Show premiered in the fall of 1967, and Lawrence spent 11 years as the only cast member, except for Burnett herself, to stay on the show for the series run. Lawrence’s portrayal of the “Mama” character in “The Family” sketches was so popular that NBC subsequently created […]