Tonight I saw a commercial on Fox News Channel for a special hosted by Sarah Palin. Seems it's no April Fools joke...
Real American Stories will air Thursday April 1 at 10pmET, and re-air Sunday at 9pmET. Palin's guests will include country singer Toby Keith, rapper/actor LL Cool J and former General Electric CEO Jack Welch.
The show will “focus on a range of such stories including a Marine Medal of Honor recipient who gave his live to save his comrades.” But also there will be the celebrity guests – a very broad range of celebrity guests.From The Los Angeles Times Entertainment Blog:
Sarah Palin’s media domination continues this week with the debut Thursday of “Real American Stories,” a new series on Fox News hosted by the former Alaska governor about people with “real-life tales of overcoming adversity.”
The premiere episode also boasts an eclectic trio of celebrity guests. Country music star Toby Keith will discuss his song “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American),” while rapper LL Cool J and former General Electric Chief Executive Jack Welch will discuss their professional successes in a segment called “In Their Own Words.”
It's also interesting to note that if you Google "ll cool j republican" there are quite a few links that seem to prove him to be often affiliated with the Republican Party. I wonder if the left will call him a racist...
Jack Welch was the CEO of General Electric from 1981 until 2001. When he left General Electric, their stock was selling at about $50 per share. Today they closed at $18.30 under the leadership of Jeffrey Immelt.
While I'm not a big fan of Country music, even I know Toby Keith is a mega-star. I have seem him interviewed on a number of occasions and have great appreciation for the person he appears to be, and I know he's been very involved in supporting our Armed Forces over the years.
On a personal note, I met LL Cool J once. There was a charity NBA event going on in Cleveland, and he and his guests dined at the restaurant I worked at.
He was incredibly gracious, to say the least. He was very concerned about making sure all of his guests were served first, and unlike many celebrities had no special requests. He had absolutely no arrogance about his demeanor; in fact, he came across more humble than arrogant.
He also left a 50% gratuity on a $150 check. Pretty cool.
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