Oprah Winfrey & Michelle Obama Take Power Lunch & Power Crunch to Fun-Time Places #BigTimeUniversity

#BigTimeUniversity – “Small Talk, Street Dreams, Next Level”

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LOL Tube – Got Funny? (Or Just Fun!)

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Theme:–The Year of ‘Hotstepping’ – Get Jiggy, Get Woke!”
A Cool Way for Flexing Style, Game & Soul in How We Roll (Old-School Flava)

These days many sports fans are glued to the screens and screams of NCAA March Madness. The upsets have been dropping top teams out the picture. But TV fans are happy to see that Oprah and Michelle are back on the scene. They’re taking power lunch and power crunch to fun-time places.

Obama recently appeared as-then First Lady on Master Chef Junior as she gave some ‘recipe for life’ advice to young chefs about “getting an education, doing their best and pushing themselves towards their highest self.” Her tips were like the kind a coach gives athletes before signing day or sweet-16 game time.

Formal education is one thing but Oprah and Michelle got game in bigger things too. They’ve achieved ‘firsts’ in ways that make you wanna cheer them in bursts. They might say it takes a mindset that puts purpose and passion in focus. Plus, the lifestyle they enjoy is related to the life shifts they employ.

Oprah’s busy re-kindling her acting chops. Her role in Greenleaf on OWN has her on the small screen. But it’s the work in her latest ‘justice project’ that’s getting attention. She plays a part in telling the story of Henrietta Lacks’ cancer battle and how her cells were used in future treatment without family consent.

Michelle’s been out taking spring walks with her dogs. She also took time for a power lunch with friends. Meanwhile Oprah might be doing her power crunch with her Weight Watchers drills. The combination of mindset, swag and celebration they bring help us see more good life options for not being the ‘lost ones.’

Groove-Track: Lauren Hill – Lost Ones – https://youtu.be/7siVSslHPMQ

Theme:–The Year of ‘Hotstepping’ – Get Jiggy, Get Woke!”
A Cool Way for Flexing Style, Game & Soul in How We Roll (New-School Flava)

Many fans glued to their TV sets. Watching to see about tourney bets. Screams and cheers all over the room. As star players dunk and zoom. Game upsets have teams dropping like flies. While others glad to see Oprah and Michelle’s styles. With timeout for a power lunch. And doing fun things after power crunch.

Obama as-then First Lady and wife. Giving Master Chef Junior a recipe for life. Advice to young’uns doing their best. Using education as springboard to pass the test. Pushing towards their highest self. So that nothing’s left on the shelf. Tips a coach might try to give. Before signing day or sweet-16 game they live.

Formal study is one thing you do. But they got game in bigger things too. Achieved high standard in a few ‘firsts.’ Makes you wanna cheer them in bursts. They might say put purpose and passion in the bag. This way your focus won’t lag. The kinda lifestyle they certainly enjoy. Related to the life shifts they employ.

Oprah busy rekindling acting chops. Her role on OWN’s Greenleaf a real pop. Like taking the small screen by storm. Where excellence is her norm. More to see in ‘justice project’ work. With public attention a fresh perk. Story of Henrietta Lacks’ cancer dare. And how her cells were used by others without care.

Michelle’s seen on recent spring walk. Her dogs on leash like a bean stalk. Power lunching with the gals. Oprah’s power crunches with Weight Watchers pals. Combo of mindset, passion and celebration. From their personal and professional creation. Helps us see good life options. On avoiding ‘lost ones’ positions.

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Tip: The combination of mindset and passion give us chances to celebrate more good life options.

Talkback: What do we learn from Oprah and Michelle about embracing those options?

Groove-Tracks: Pitbull ft Stephen Marley  – Options – https://youtu.be/xALCpLXcIYY

G-Easy & Kehlani – Good Life – https://youtu.be/FG9M0aEpJGE

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Mahershala Ali & Ava DuVernay Gave Fitting Toasts to Folks and those That Mean Most #BigTimeUniversity

#BigTimeUniversity – “Small Talk, Street Dreams, Next Level”

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LOL Tube – Got Funny (or Just Fun)?

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Theme:–The Year of ‘Hotstepping’ – Get Jiggy, Get Woke!”
A Cool Way for Flexing Style, Game & Soul in How We Roll (Old-School Flava)

Another big moment, another tear jerker! That could easily describe some of the highlights from this year’s Oscars. With more black nominees in the running, it was a more diverse picture. There were a few special moments too. Mahershala Ali and Ava DuVernay gave fitting toasts to folks that mean the most.

Ali did it while accepting his Best Supporting Actor award. DuVernay shared hers during a Red Carpet moment. On his wife’s support Ali said “I want to thank her for being such a soldier through this process and carrying me through it all.” Hey hot shot, that’s the look & stock of a leader, hook & heart of a winner.

DuVernay is one of the newest producers in Hollywood circles. As the brains behind OWN’s Queen Sugar, she’s giving new talent the opportunity to rise and shine. The thing about leaders like her is that they can separate the diamond from the dust. They know where the dust ends and the dynamo begins.

Ali has been working his way up the acting charts with a recent role in the movie Hidden Figures. His approach to the acting craft was drilled into him by teachers and industry mentors. By his own words of ‘serving the characters’ he shared the accolade and the hook for winning of turning lemons in lemonade.

When asked about advice Oprah has shared with her that stuck, DuVernay gave some ‘Pop Sugar’ saying Oprah once told her “When something’s not going your way, don’t think why is this happening to me, but think why is this happening for me.” No problem: think like a leader and have heart like a winner.

Groove-Track: Karen Young – Hot Shot – https://youtu.be/zRwu-ld3jSU

Theme:–The Year of ‘Hotstepping’ – Get Jiggy, Get Woke!”
A Cool Way for Flexing Style, Game & Soul in How We Roll (New-School Flava)

Big moment on Oscars stage. Could have turned into rage. Tear jerker and crowd pleaser. Unforgettable show-stopper. Highlights of what was seen. More black nominees on screen. With special moments to boot. Breakout movies taking the loot. Ali and DuVernay on set. Maybe we ain’t seen nothing yet.

Good toast accepting his award. Best supporting actor applaud. Her moment on Red Carpet quiz. On doing it in showbiz. Ali thanking wife for being good soldier. A class act about being a shoulder. Through ups and downs thick and thin. To praising her with the win. Hot shot with look, stock and leader’s pin.

DuVernay new producer in the mix. A Hollywood circle of chics. As brains behind OWN’s Queen Sugar. Giving new talent chance to think bigger. Rise and shine towards the stars. In how they lay down their cards. To separate diamond from dust. Where dynamo begins is a must.

Ali working his way up. To key roles and filling his cup. With recent Hidden Figures role. Keeping it moving on his sole. Approach to acting craft well set. By teachers, mentors and life’s bet. ‘Serve the characters’ to get paid. Sharing the love and accolade. Winning by turning lemons into lemonade.

In terms of Oprah advice she keeps. Or wants to share with us peeps. About something not going your way. Just think and sometimes pray. What’s happening not about rain. But about turning things into gain. No problem, thus says the leader. Or those who have heart like a winner.

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Tip: The look and stock of a leader might show up in advice they give and in the confidence they live.

Talkback: Who can say they saw this Oscars mess-up coming?

Groove-Tracks: Chance the Rapper – No Problem – https://youtu.be/rgUp1e-2UTM

Childish Gambino – Redbone – https://youtu.be/ezbsbkqoRrs

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Ava DuVernay is Shaking Things up in Hollywood and Courtney B. Vance is Watching #BigTimeUniversity

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LOL Tube – Got Funny?

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Theme:–The Year of ‘Flashlighting’ – Get Seen!”
A New Way to Shine with Highlights, Insights and Media-bites that’s Exciting (Old-School Flava)

Every day we get to watch history unfold. More often than not its best understood looking backward. But that’s not where we should look for Ava DuVernay. She’s lined-up a $100 million Disney film set to begin shooting this fall. DuVernay is shaking things up in Hollywood and Courtney B. Vance is watching.

This summer DuVernay was quoted in USA Today saying “It’s not the fact that a film can do well, it’s the fact that there’s a community around it, that there’s conversation around it, that a film can push a national moment forward.” She knows others came before her who were breaking glass and kicking…(that’s right).

It’s been a breakout year of sorts as she’s also the brainchild behind OWN’s Queen Sugar. She’s made it this far with the mantra of “do not settle.” Whether in career or relationship this isn’t about being desperate. It’s really about being determined to spark a greater level of awareness reaching new heights.

DuVernay wants to be the story-teller that helps us discuss topics that are tough to swallow. It’s taken her a minute to get to this level of notoriety. But she might be the first to remind us of how not to second-guess or to sellout on the mission. This means sticking to the script that will fulfill profit and purpose.

It’s not clear if DuVernay knows Courtney B. Vance. He took the Emmy for playing Johnnie Cochran in The People v. O.J. Simpson. Vance sees a shift happening in TV that should transfer to movies. He shared pride in his own wife Angela Bassett, showing he feels strongly about women who push it forward.

Groove-Track: Salt & Pepper – Push It – https://youtu.be/vCadcBR95oU

Theme:–The Year of ‘Flashlighting’ – Get Seen!”
A New Way to Shine With Highlights, Insights and Media-bites that’s Exciting (New-School Flava)

Every day we get to watch. History unfold like hopscotch. More often than not it’s in looking back. But that’s not how DuVernay leads the pack. Line-up $100 million Disney flick. More than just being a hot chick. Shaking things up on Hollywood drive. Courtney B. Vance watching her come alive.

Quoted this summer in USA Today pages. About rolling through movie stages. The fact that a film can do well. With community around to help it swell. Conversation that keeps buzz grooving. With national moment forward moving. Knows others came before breaking glass. And doing enough kicking of.. (right!)

A breakout year in full view. For her and film making crew. Brainchild of OWN’s Queen Sugar hit. Made it thus far with “do not settle” or quit. In career or with your honey boo. Not being desperate but being true. Determined to see awareness sparking. Reach new heights and forget the skylarking.

DuVernay with new day story-telling. Topics that are tough and compelling. Her notoriety rising like the sun. In between eat, pray and have fun. Sure to remind folks not to second-guess. Just think about the big ‘S’ on your chest. Not to sellout either on the mission. Stick to script for profit, purpose and vision.

Who knows if DuVernay & Vance have met. There’s still some time yet. He took Emmy for People v. O.J. Simpson role. Playing Johnnie Cochran in heart and soul. Vance sees shift in TV programming. Should transfer to movie distributing. With pride for Angela Bassett his wife. Women who push it forward in life.

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Tip: Breaking the glass ceiling or kicking down the door means switching desperation with determination.

Talkback: How does it feel to see DuVernay making strides on TV and in movies?

Groove-Tracks: Red Fox & Screechy Dan – Skylarking – https://youtu.be/ExEOUTO9lYQ


Craig David – Ain’t Giving Up – https://youtu.be/FC9fc12YYC4

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Shaq Went From Good to Great; Oprah Hopes T.D. Jakes Goes from God to His Greatest #BigTimeUniversity

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LOL Tube – Got Funny?

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Theme:–The Year of ‘Flashlighting’ – Get Seen!”
A New Way to Shine with Highlights, Insights and Media-bites that’s Exciting (Old-School Flava)

Shaq O’Neal brought the house down at the recent Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony. He had folks rollin’ in their seats. T.D. Jakes showed up at AOL’s Build Forum to talk about his new daytime Talk Show. Shaq went from good to great while Oprah hopes Jakes can go from God to reaching His greatest.

Jakes said his Oprah takeaway on success in biz is to “Surround yourself with a team that accessorizes your talents and who use their gifts not to compete with you but to complete the mission of what you’re trying to do.” It’s why some people make it big in the game and others make it bigger than folks expected.

Since retiring from the NBA Shaq has gone on to become a major branding icon. He’s seen on TV in ads and on TNTs basketball pre-game coverage. One thing for sure about Shaq is that he’s got a secure personality. He’s played on a few teams over his career, even joining with those who were once his rivals.

Many know how Oprah reigned as Queen of daytime TV for 25 years. She left that gig to launch her OWN cable network. It’s not surprising then that Jakes would be a fit for her channel. Beyond preacher insights, he’s done many things in uplifting entertainment. Now he’s ready to push a new door of possibility.

No matter where he played, teammates say Shaq kept things loose. For Jakes, one of his breakouts was “Woman Thou Art Loosed.” Shaq getting inducted and Jakes continuing to be a factor is a testament to their ingenuity. Maybe it’s these optimistic rules of the game that make us gracious and catch greatness.

Groove-Track: Sounds of Blackness – Optimistic – https://youtu.be/wlOVl6M88KY

Theme:–The Year of ‘Flashlighting’ – Get Seen!”
A New Way to Shine With Highlights, Insights and Media-bites that’s Exciting (New-School Flava)

They say Shaq brought the house down. Doesn’t take much for him to clown. Hall of Fame fans rollin’ in their seats. Another scoop of Shaqtin-A-Fool treats. T.D. Jakes makes launch of new show. Doing it in the Oprah flow. Shaq went from good to great. Oprah hopes Jakes puts fresh greatness on his plate.

Jakes giving his Oprah takeaway. On what it takes to win at biz play. Surround yourself with a team. That can accessorize your dream. In using their gifts for the making. To complete the mission for the taking. What you’re trying to do. Is raise it big with your crew. Even bigger than what some folks can chew.

Since calling it quits from the court. Shaq’s gone on to be a good sport. As major branding icon reel. Seen on TV ads and TNT’s man of steel. One thing for sure he brings. A secure personality that zings. Having played on a few teams in his career. Joining with those who were rivals to bear.

Many know Oprah as once daytime queen. Now she’s got OWN as her new scene. Left gig going on to next chapter. Of her Talk Show ever after. Not a surprise for Jakes being a fit. On her channel where insights get spit. Beyond preacher and all the way up-lifter. To embrace new door of possibility muster.

No matter where he’s played. Teammates would have loved if he stayed. Saying he always kept things loose. As if sipping on grey goose. For Jakes a breakout moment was his. When “Woman Thou Art Loosed” did fizz. Being inducted & staying connected. Testament to optimistic ingenuity of the respected.

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Tip: Making it big might take being connected, but making it great takes some ingenuity of the respected.

Talkback: Was Shaq calling-out Kobe in his speech just another way of keeping things loose?

Groove-Tracks: Jidenna – Chiefs Don’t Run – https://youtu.be/WiUibQxWgik


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– Rivals – https://youtu.be/IYRJYApTlUQ

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Oprah & Joel’s Message in a Bottle, Fortune Cookie or Greeting Card Wish This Holiday #BigTimeUniversity

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LOL Tube – Got Funny?


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Theme:–The Year of ‘Uppertunity’ – Get Lifted!”
With Higher Hopes, Bolder Dreams and Greater Teams (Old-School Flava)

If we think Oprah and Joel Osteen aren’t busy enough, think again. She just announced her new program with Weight Watchers. A few days ago she signed a book deal for her memoirs. As things go now, they’d probably love to send an upbeat message in a bottle, fortune cookie or greeting card wish this holiday.

Last week she said to the NY Times “All of my experiences, even the painful ones, have been there to teach me about life…I hope my story inspires people to live the highest, fullest expression of themselves.” ‘O & Jo’ know that the path from employee of the month to person of the year is paved in Yule’s gold.

Part of her ‘love yourself’ message is seen in the new Beyond the Scale campaign. She’s ready to support others in focusing on their highest value as they move ‘beyond the sales’ of the holiday season. There’s no wealth without health. There’s no dream without the goals. There’s no great without the wait.

Osteen might say how “Yule’s gold runs circles around fool’s gold.” He might even agree that the Yule Factory is a place where you find ways to add more passion at work, purpose to the day and savor to the flavor. This way we get not just a big paycheck but also in the words of James Brown, ‘a big payback.’

Morgan Freeman recently stopped by Osteen’s mega church in Houston. Freeman is doing a TV special on stories of faith. We all know the value of a precious commodity like gold. Plus, we see how Oprah and Osteen impact their fold. They know going from today to a new day is in what next time will hold.

Groove-Track: Patti Labelle – ‘New Day’ – https://youtu.be/wRBnwUIwpGk

Theme:–The Year of ‘Uppertunity’ – Get Lifted!”
With Higher Hopes, Bolder Dreams and Greater Teams (New-School Flava)

Think Oprah and Osteen not busy enough? That’s just talking off the cuff. She endorses new Weight Watchers gig. Days before signs book deal that’s big. For her memoirs over the years. The ups, downs and the cheers. They’d send upbeat message in a bottle. As fortune cookie, card or wish not so subtle.

Last week telling NY Times. All experiences aren’t like sour limes. Teaching her something about life and style. Lasting with her for a while. Hopes to inspire people to their highest. Where self-expression reaches the fullest. ‘O & Jo’ know employee of the month isn’t old. And person of the year is paved in Yule’s gold.

A ‘love yourself’ message she tells. A Beyond the Scale campaign she sells. Ready to support people’s truest value self. Beyond the sales and holiday elf. Not just about going after wealth. With no reasonable portion of health. No dreams without having some goals. No great without the wait in our souls.

Osteen might share a Yule’s gold tip. From circles around a fool’s gold trip. Adding notes about the Yule Factory story. Where passion at work finds more glory. Putting more purpose in every day. Helps savor the flavor in every way. Not just about the big paycheck. Take it from James Brown in the big payback.

Morgan Freeman stopped by Osteen’s spot. To see why his mega church’s so hot. Freeman taping new TV special of late. On stories of faith, hope, so forget the hate. There’s value in precious stone like gold. As seen in how ‘O & Jo’ rally their fold. For going from today to new day in what next time might hold.

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Tip: Things that make us laugh, cry and try again can show us a path to our highest and fullest selves.

Talkback: What kind of ‘message in a bottle’ are people hoping for going into the holidays?

Groove-Tracks: Jill Scott – “Fools Gold” – https://youtu.be/uoEKX0CniNY

 

Hailee Steinfeld – ‘Love Myself’ – https://youtu.be/bMpFmHSgC4Q

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Oprah Teams-up with Weight Watchers for a Lifestyle Boost to Butts and Bank Accounts – #BigTimeUniversity

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LOL Tube – Got Funny?


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Theme:–The Year of ‘Uppertunity’ – Get Lifted!”
With Higher Hopes, Bolder Dreams and Greater Teams (Old-School Flava)

The sounds of bells ringing can be heard on Wall Street. Some are wondering if this latest move by Oprah is a fad or for real. She’s made a name for others by putting her stamp of approval on their brands and products. So Oprah teams-up with Weight Watchers for a lifestyle boost to butts and bank accounts.

The company’s chairman says “Oprah is a force of nature connecting with people on a very personal level to live inspired lives. This will accelerate our transformation and expand our ability to impact millions of people worldwide.” To keep the ‘awesome sauce’ flowing isn’t all about Keeping-up with the Kardashians.

Oprah has struggled with weight over the years. Her highest rated daytime show episode was when she carted 67 pounds of fat on stage to symbolize her weight-loss success. Weight Watchers has also been struggling with its ‘weight’ on Wall Street. So the value in struggle is in how they’re turning pain into profit.

That’s a perfect launch point as people think about new goals and dreams for 2016. Oprah might be doing the same as she looks at her OWN Media Empire and personal desire. It seems Weight Watchers is poised to help consumers experience a butt-lift while Oprah hopes consumers consider a lifestyle shift.

The real excitement is what the Oprah-effect will mean. She believes so much in the Weight Watchers program that she decided to invest in the company and join the board. It’s as if she’s fallen in love again with self, service and significance. That’s how she keeps the ‘awesome sauce’ flowing by living her best life.

Groove-Track: Estelle – ‘Wonderful Life’ – https://youtu.be/NK3I1Pu1oFs

Theme:–The Year of ‘Uppertunity’ – Get Lifted!”
With Higher Hopes, Bolder Dreams and Greater Teams (New-School Flava)

Sounds of bells are ringing. Wall Street got its hotline blinging. Some wondering if Oprah’s latest move a fad. Or dreamed-up from her iPad. She’s made a name for products and brands. People making money in the grands. Teams-up with Weight Watchers app maker. For lifestyle boost to butts and her banker.

Company chairman thinks Oprah’s a force of nature. Connecting with people is her signature. To live their lives a little higher. Keeping their passion close and on fire. Thinks this will impact millions worldwide. And get others off their hide. In keeping the ‘awesome sauce’ flowing. While keeping their fan-base growing.

Oprah’s struggle with weight well-known. Highest rated daytime show was bad to the bone. Carted 67 pounds of fat on the stage. To celebrate her weight-loss and turning the page. Weight Watchers looking to fix its struggle on Wall Street. Turning pain into profit from Oprah’s power seat.

A perfect launch point for dreamers. Also with goals and diet-conscious seekers. Oprah doing the same for OWN empire. Connecting her brand to personal desire. Seems Weight Watchers poised to help some see a butt-lift. While Oprah hopes they’ll choose a lifestyle shift.

Real excitement about the Oprah-effect gains. And what it means for nuts, fruits and grains. Seeing $70 million stock rise in one day. On the Board is where she’ll have her say. It’s as if she’s fallen in love again. With self, significant service and a best friend. That’s how ‘awesome sauce’ keeps flowing to the end.

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Tip: The ‘awesome sauce’ keeps flowing by falling in love with self, service and a sense of significance.

Talkback: Is the Oprah partnership with Weight Watchers just a fad or for real?

Groove-Track: Janelle Monáe – ‘Tightrope’ – https://youtu.be/_GlpeFqMLZI

Demi Lovato – ‘Confident’ – https://youtu.be/cwLRQn61oUY

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David Letterman Created Ratings Gold with a Formula That Won’t Grow Old – #WUWECAST

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LOL Tube – Got Funny?

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Theme:–The Year of ‘Uppertunity’ – Get Lifted!”
With Higher Hopes, Bolder Dreams and Greater Teams (Old-School Flava)

Celebrity guests have been stopping by like there’s no tomorrow. Many of them have been on the show before, but this is their final go-around. The Late Show with David Letterman is about to sign-off. Industry watchers look back and see how Letterman created ratings gold with a formula that won’t grow old.

Letterman first tried his hand with a variety talk show on NBC. After it was cancelled Johnny Carson picked him up as a fill-in. This helped with gaining exposure and building his professional chops. Letterman saw an un-served niche and made his next move into late night TV around his comedic form.

Ask any athlete, executive or showbiz star and they’ll say the key to ratings gold is in turning form into a formula. For Letterman and talk show producers it’s about showing celebrities as regular folks and turning regular folks into celebrities. Unlike the British Royals not many people are born with household names.

With Letterman as well as regular “jane’s and joe’s,” a winning formula might also be about turning a challenge into an experience. Letterman had the challenge of Leno to keep him on point. An athlete has the challenge of a fierce competitor to keep them from becoming complacent or even irrelevant.

In a recent interview with Jane Pauley, Letterman was asked about his future plans. His response was “I feel naked and afraid.” It’s like going to a place with no name. As with Pauley and Oprah ‘priority one’ was about embracing the next chapter. But for the most part it might also be about reaching the next level.

Groove-Track: Michael Jackson – ‘A Place With No Name’ – https://youtu.be/YlJvMU-5NyA

Theme:–The Year of ‘Uppertunity’ – Get Lifted!”
With Higher Hopes, Bolder Dreams and Greater Teams (New-School Flava)

Celebs have been stopping thru. Like there’s no tomorrow in view. Many been on the show before. But this time it’s for the final score. Late Show with David Letterman to sign-off soon. Set for taking trips to the moon. Industry watchers look back and see. Letterman had ratings gold with guests from A to Z.

First tried hand with variety talk show. Then NBC cancelled when ad dollars didn’t flow. Letterman then picked-up by Carson team. For him it was like living the dream. Helped him gain exposure like sun on farm crops. By building his comedic form and professional chops.

Athletes, execs and showbiz stars might say. Turn form into formula to become ratings mainstay. With Letterman and producers showing celebs as regular folks. Plus skits to add-in a few pop jokes. Turning regular guests into celeb-ready fame. Unlike British Royals most peeps not born with household name.

A formula for regular “joe’s and jane’s” as well. Turning challenge into experience a tough sell. Letterman had Leno to keep him on his heels. Athletes have fierce competitor and know how challenge feels. Good way to avoid becoming complacent. Or losing fan-base and become irrelevant.

Letterman interviewed about future plan. Afraid and feels naked without his band. Sort of like going to a place with no name. Maybe feeling like he’s losing his game. As with Jane Pauley and Oprah who tried to capture. ‘Priority one’ is in embracing next chapter. Or even going to next level for happy ever after.

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Tip: Good form and formula are important for experiencing the next chapter or reaching the next level.
Talkback: Will Letterman go off into the sunset like Leno?
Groove-Tracks: Marvin Sapp – ‘Yes You Can’ – https://youtu.be/5tXxBOKORpk

Tarrus Riley – ‘She’s Royal’ –   https://youtu.be/qGuLqe-NMKg


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