•  Rosie began the show with UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL with Lou Part 2!  Lou has a degree in broadcasting but dropped out before finishing in order to be a bartender, which he hated.  He did that until one day a friend came into the bar and asked if he wanted to be on this new thing called "Sirius Radio."  He is now also the "sound effects guy" and producer for Sirius talk show host Jim Breuer (who also makes fun of him in a similar way as Rosie does).  Jim and his team call him an "alien" because they've never seen him eat, sleep or  go to the bathroom - just smoke cigarettes.  In his spare time, he's a HUGE fan of the band Pearl Jam and he's seen them perform over 60 times!  The next featured staff member will be a surprise but I think Rosie votes for Thom (pronounced THom)  to be the next one featured.

• Rosie and Jackie talked briefly about the progress Blake has made and his new found confidence while battling his Auditory Processing Disorder. Rosie also discussed the difficulites she's facing with Blake, who recently discovered that there is no tooth fairy.

Rosie and her lifelong sister-friends
Jackie (left), Rosie (center), Jeannie (right)

• Rosie recommended the website kidrobot.com where you can buy a "munny" which Rosie calls "the best arts and craft toy you can buy for $10."  Rosie herself has hundreds of munnys in her craft room. Rosie sells her decorated munnys and gives all the money to charity on etsy.com. Check them out and own one of Rosie's original pieces of art HERE!

•  Rosie then interviewed Nat and Lila, her new friends. Nat Freund was a survivor of Auschwitz and Rosie will be going to Shabbat dinner at their house tonight (Friday).  Rosie met the pair at her friend and publicist, Cindi Berger's daughter's Bat Mitzvah.  Nat has never told his story of survival from the Holocaust except for the interview he did for the Steven Spielberg's Shoah project.   Nat then told a heroing and touching story of survival and even talked about the anger he felt that the Jewish people didn't stand up and fight. Both Rosie and Nat talked about battling depression and thoughts of suicide when you live through a traumatic event in your lifetime. Nat also talked about his love story with his wife Lila.  Rosie ended the interview thanking Nat for sharing his story and saying how excited she was to go to their house for dinner.  Hopefully rosie.com will put up the interview up so that everyone who missed it can hear it. 

Rosie and her friend Nat Freund
(image belongs to rosie.com)

•   Rosie closed the show.


  1. Thanx for another great recap week Kelly. Have a wonderful weekend.


  2. "great recap week"

    Say that 10x ..lol

  3. You are doing a wonderful job and I appreciate you. Your show notes are TOP NOTCH.
    I listen to the show everyday and I am glad you link everything and sometimes offer extra links that you pick up that pertains to the content.

    Today I came here looking for Nat's name.

  4. Thanks for the recap, Kelly! If I miss a show, I always come here so I know what I've missed (and how badly I need to listen to the replay at 8pm)!

    : ) P

  5. Awww, thank you to you guys. I really appreciate the feedback! If you ever see an error or something huge that I missed, let me know and I will correct it. I do my best, but that woman talks FAST sometimes. lol

  6. Thanks for the recap Kelly.
    I love the way you capture the main points and provide links etc...
    An excellent review and summary

  7. is Jeanne "weenie" Jackie?
    or is Jackie Rosie's other life long friend?

    and what is Helene's nick name?
    I'm confused.....lol

  8. I'm happy I can actually answer a question I know the answer to (and yet sad and embarrassing that I know so much about her at the same time, lol) I uploaded a picture of Rosie and her girlfriends Jackie and Jeannie for you (that I "borrowed" from Rosie's flickr stream.

    I don't know if Helene has a nickname per se except I've heard Rosie call her "Helenie-weenie" sometimes. But she is the "HE" in JaHeRo - the webisodes that Janette (the Executive Producer), Helene (the makeup/hair artist) and Ro made together during their time on the View.

    Thanks for the questions and the comments!!

  9. thanks so much for posting the pictures!
    now it is clear to me!

    i was confused with the "weenie" reference to Helene"

    and now that you have posted the pics of Jackie and Jeannie I remember when they were part of Rosie's back stage at the Grammy award show years ago.......during TROS......i remember thinking how cool it was that Rosie had those childhood friends......

  10. Hi Kelly,
    It me, ag......i'm the anonymous poster from the last two posts.....i had clarke show me how to set up a google account and get a profile......
    so now it should show up as me (the eiffel tower) lol!