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Tomorrow the plan is to hit the road to my home state of Wisconsin. We have an interview planned tomorrow at Lambeau Field with Green Bay Packer Brett Favre. I am hoping that he gives us a lot of his time. We are doing it right after the morning practice.
I admit that I am excited about interviewing Favre. There is nothing I enjoy more than interviewing someone who is really good at his job. I don't need to tell you that Favre is an extraordinary athlete. I hope you enjoy the interview as much as I will enjoy doing it. The plan is to also walk around Lambeau Field — a football stadium with a rich history — with our cameras. (It is nice that it is still Lambeau Field and does not have some corporate name! And yes, full disclosure: I own one share in the Green Bay Packers. I think, owning one share, that I own 1/6,000,000 of the team. Maybe my ownership percentage is even less. It entitles me to nothing but bragging rights that I am an owner.)
Last Friday we went to a NASCAR race in Richmond, Virginia, and I have not yet posted the still pics from that trip. Thus, today please check on our behind-the-scenes pics from our NASCAR trip. You will see some big names in NASCAR in these posted pics: Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth, Clint Bowyer.
We are doing some more new things on our show page: www.gretawire.com. We are posting more and more video because we shoot so much video but we often don't have the time to air it or air all of it. Sometimes we have to edit interviews because of time constraints, or breaking news will bump planned interviews, etc. Hence this show page/blog allows us to still show video to you even if circumstances prevent us from showing all or some of the interview on the television.
So what are we posting for you today that you have not yet seen? Today we are posting entire interviews with NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson and U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton. We aired portions of those interviews on our show last week but we want to show you the entire interview. For time reasons, we were not able to air the complete interviews... so this is the place we can. This show page allows us to do that. So click and watch.
Check back later today for the interview with the writers/producers of a new documentary about Beatle John Lennon. The documentary opens on September 15 and is called "The U.S. vs. John Lennon." The documentary is being distributed by Lions Gate (the same entertainment company that released "Akeelah and the Bee"). Breaking news bumped the interview from the air the other day, so this is your chance to see that interview.
Now for some e-mails:
E-mail No. 1
What is the deal with different ages of consent in different states? Does that strictly apply to marriage? I found a site that listed state by state legal ages of consent from back in 1994 and may be wrong now, but there were a lot of states in which the age was 16 and some even younger than that. Nobody has brought that up from what I've heard so far. And by the way, what is $2.1 million to someone who has hundreds of millions of dollars. For being the smartest animals on Earth we sure are stupid sometimes.
State College, PA
E-mail No. 2
How are you? I hope you are well. I wanted to tell you that the 5th Anniversary a lot of people had their lights on their cars to pay tribute to the victims of 9/11 in Perth. I'm sure you know that some disgusting people have killed a lot of stingrays in Australia since Steve Irwin passed away, I'm sure he didn't want that to happen. Lucy and Joey and the rest of the young love bugs are doing well and while I'm typing now Joey and Lucy are having a wrestling match. I'm looking forward to watching your show in about 10 minutes. It's morning in Perth now.
E-mail No. 3
My heart is broken for Anna N. Smith. I cannot imagine what it must be like for her to hold her "newborn" daughter and grieve for her "son" at the same time! My heart just goes out to her!
Mrs. Robyn Tovar
E-mail No. 4
If you have time before the end your interview with Brett on Thursday, I have a big favor to ask of you.
My 28-year-old daughter and her 4-year-old son, Dylan, are huge Green Bay/Brett Favre fans. In fact, I made Dylan and my 1-month-old granddaughter, Emily, Green Bay outfits to wear during this past Super Bowl game. It would be great if you could show this picture on your show Thursday night of two of his biggest fans in Waco, Texas, and ask Brett to say hello to Dylan and Emily Goss. If you are not able to show the picture, maybe Brett could just say hello to Dylan. We will be watching your show as usual on Thursday, and will cross our fingers that you will have time, but will understand if you don't.
E-mail No. 5
RE: Today's Email No. 2
Funny how we see things. Now I'm not a big Hillary supporter, but I thought your interview with her last night was excellent. I commented to myself how much I enjoyed listening to Hillary talk when she spoke in a natural voice, as she did with you. I was much more prone to listen to what she said, then when she has her "speech" voice on. I even thought about writing to her about it.
I am so tired of all this partisan bickering that I have become an independent. In my opinion, both political parties are out of control.
Yesterday was a sad day, as it should be this year and every year. We should never forget 9/11! And we should remember how wonderful it was pulling together in those days and weeks following the disaster. There was a real sense of real community throughout the entire nation.
St. Louis, MO
E-mail No. 6
Discovery Cove in Florida is Sea World's place, right across the street. Sea World has a big tank to touch the stingrays also. I've done it this year... twice.
Grand Island, NY
E-mail No. 7
While the Doc did not mention it, I also believe Daniel's death could have been a food reaction as well that would only show up on a toxicology test. People sometimes have strange reaction to some types of seafood (i.e. especially shell fish) so medicine may not be the culprit.
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