We posted on the
Flat Stanley Homeschool yahoo group that we were going and
offered to take some flats and to try to get them on TV.
These are the ones who came with us.
While waiting, we got to watch
Sam Champion, the weatherman, get ready to do his first weather
report of the morning out on the street in front of us.
And we could see in the monitor
Diane Sawyer's helpers checking that her make-up and hair were
perfect and that her clothes didn't have any stray hairs or
wrinkles on them.
A security guy came out with a
bomb sniffing dog and checked us all out as well as the plants
and trashcans outside the studio.
At about 7:30 we got to go inside
and thaw out.
Oprah's bff, came in to get ready for her segment on Christmas
gifts. She came around to talk with people and signed
autographs before her segment. She was very nice.
Robin Roberts came in to do
the segment with Gayle King. We didn't end up on
camera during this segment. You can
see the segment here though if you are interested (after
During the next commercial
break, Emeril Lagasse,
Champion came into the studio.
See how they safety pinned
her sweater in the back so that it would be nicer fitting in
the front on camera. LOL
Next it was time to film the
segment with some of the cast of Ugly Betty. It was
filmed right in front of us. I so didn't really want
to be on camera. I wanted the kids to be able to and
for the flats to be seen but not me. Think I look
Here's the video of the segment. Although, I
looked weird, I did manage to get the flats and the kids on
TV. You can barely see Emily though. :( She's
Here are some pictures from
the video of us. Owners of the flats, did you see your
flat on TV??? If not, here's a still of one of the
times. Can you believe Ralph Macchio is 48!!
Still looks so young.
After this segment,
Chris Cuomo came down and they got ready for Emeril's
Sam Champion chowing down
then he came over to us to
have us check to see if he had any food stuck in his teeth
before the segment started
signing autographs and joking
around - these two guys are real jokers - funny, funny,
a really short lady in the
audience took this for me...she kind of missed though :)
I loved Diane's hose and
shoes. The lady next to me couldn't get enough of
Sam's wide shoulders and narrow waist :)
chowing down again
Filming the Emeril
segment. You can
see the video here You see us near the end when
Chris is passing out the cookies. I've put a few
stills from the video below. Since we're gluten
intolerant we couldn't eat the cookies. :( We
passed ours on to the people behind us.
Unfortunately, I didn't
get pictures of us nor the flats with these two ladies.
They had to run back upstairs to do another segment for
the Christmas Day show. I got Diane Sawyer's
After the show ended, most
people left the studio but we stayed behind to watch Emeril
record another cooking segment which will be aired Christmas
morning. It was funny listening to Sam and Emeril ask
each other about how their Christmas Eve went. LOL
This is actually the second
time we've met Emeril. We saw him filming his TV show
at our Whole Foods store back in Virginia. You can
see that here
if you are interested.
This was one of the really
cool security guys.
AWESOME, awesome morning!!!!!!
Way different experience than when
we went the The Martha
Even better than this was
experience at the Regis & Kelly Show
Ree Drummond's (aka Pioneer Woman's) account of being in front
of the Good Morning America cameras. She's so funny!