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Programming Highlights; March 25, 2010

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Today’s Programming Highlights:

alison-brie-for-christieAt 9:30 AM Mad Men star Alison Brie stops by Buzzworthy Radio to fill us in on what’s shakin’ on the hit AMC series. She’ll also chat about her upcoming feature flick, Montana Amazon, co-starring Haley Joel Osment and Olympia Dukakis.

 

 

author-chick-for-christie3At 5 PM Author Lucy Hurston, whose aunt was novelist Zora Neale Hurston—a key figure in the Harlem Renaissance whose work inspired writers like Ralph Ellison and Alice Walker—visits L.A.’s Marymount High School to discuss Zora’s legacy with Top Shelf.

 

 

tv-dude-for-christieAt 8 PM Brian J. Smith joins Alpha Waves to talk about his role as Lt. Matthew Scott on the awesome new SyFy show Stargate: Universe, and the impending return of the saga on April 2.

 

 

stefan-pinto-for-christieAlso at 8 PM Susan Cotter welcomes Stefan Pinto, a fitness model and actor who has appeared on hit TV show Burn Notice, to talk about his unlikely journey to fame and his passion for fitness.

 

 

indian-dude-for-chrisiteAt 9 PM Shekhar Kapur, director of the Oscar-winning Elizabeth films starring Cate Blanchett, known for his work in both Bollywood and Hollywood, talks about his new science fiction film called Paani with Deep Space.

 

 

sher-for-christieAt 10 PM NDB Media welcomes Dr. Shlomo Sher, an expert on Lost and one of its most avid fans, renowned for being part of the Lost University, talks about his fan website and what’s next for the show.

 

 

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Olympia Dukakis: My Husband Was Really Shocked at His Diagnosis

For decades now, Olympia Dukakis has enthralled audiences with her portrayals of strong, independent women.

But recently the star had to draw on that strength to cope with a worrisome health issue in her own family.

"It was a big surprise," Olympia (above) tells us of Louis' disorder.

"It was a big surprise," Olympia (above) tells us of Louis' disorder.

Interviewed on Radio WD’s HealthyYou, Olympia tells host, and Woman’s Day health editor, Barbara Brody how her be- loved husband of 47 years, Louis Zorich, first learned he had Type 2 diabetes.

“It was about seven months ago. He thought – and we thought – that he was free and clear,” she says of her fellow actor, who played Paul Reiser‘s dad on Mad About You.

“He comes from a family that has diabetes. His mother had it, his three sisters had it. But his three brothers didn’t.

“So at some point in his mind he thought, Oh, I’m not going to get this. It’s bypassed the men in the family,” continues the ageless beauty, who won an Oscar for her role in 1987’s Moonstruck. “He was really shocked.”

Still, Olympia manages to find humor in the situation.

"Our health is the greatest gift we have," Olympia (with Louis) has said.

"Our health is the greatest gift we have," Olympia (with Louis) has said.

“It’s changed how he looks at his food and how he functions. He’s really careful about it. He always has a chocolate bar someplace on his body,” she says.

“But sometimes I think he just uses it because he really likes chocolate bars. A lot.”

In the wake of Louis’ diagnosis, Olympia has become involved in a program called Ask. Screen. Know., which encourages people enrolled in Medicare to get a free diabetes screening and know their blood-sugar numbers.

To read more about Ask. Screen. Know., click here.

To hear Olympia’s full interview, click here.