The one thing that you can count on in the TV world is change. Shows come and go with ratings. This year in Salt Lake City , a new morning magazine show appeared. Dean Paynter, the news director at KJZZ-TV, decided to put together a wonderful show designed to meet the needs and challenges of running a home. It is called “Home Team.”
The program is filled with simple how-to segments. It is designed with a coach for each day who builds the segment for her day around her specialty. One day the subject is food, another is health and exercise, and another is basic home needs. Other topics fill out the week.
Maria Carr, one of the coaches, called me several months ago and asked me if I would be willing to do a regular segment for her day.
It seems as though I have done TV forever, but is has only been about 35 years since I had the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles and be on the Johnny Carson show. That kicked off a career that I never dreamed I would be involved in. Many books and shows later, I still enjoy sharing my ideas though the magic of TV.
Maria came to the United States when she was just 13. Her family is from Cuba . She married and has five children. It was not long before she convinced me it would be a good thing to join her on Thursday between 9 and 10 AM to share my ideas.
They agreed to come to my home to shoot the segments. After a few pre-design meetings, I was set up to do seven segments on our first shoot. My home was transformed into a TV studio for a few days. It all started in the garage, where we set up props for each segment. Halloween masks and pumpkins were set out and ready to be the stars of segments.