Holding Her Head High: 12 Single Mothers Who Championed Their Children and Changed History
Not that it's either here or there, but Janine was one of the original SBH favorites, too.
In fact, once I made the decision to start this blog early last year, I knew that one of the links I'd absolutely have to have here would be one to Janine's website http://janineturner.com/ , so that others could keep abreast with what was going on with her entertainment career and busy life.
For instance, her recent appointment by President Bush to the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation, which I think speaks greatly to her desire to share her time and energy -and to get others to do the same!
The Council is a great initiative out of of the USA Freedom Corps, which SBH and some of his Washington friends heard quite a lot about in its infancy, due to the hard work and diligence of some other friends who were active with the Corps. http://www.usafreedomcorps.gov/
As to the appearance on Book TV, Janine's interview segment is approx. 40 minutes long, though in the official C-SPAN schedule, it reads as an hour, so be prepared if you're taping her appearance.
The last time I saw Janine on TV was on March 2nd on FOX News Channel's Hannity's America, with Sean Hannity, whose nationally syndicated radio show I usually hear the first hour of when it's broadcast -on delay- locally on WIOD 610-AM.
(On the chance that you didn't know it, WIOD originally had their HQ in the Miami Freedom Tower on Biscayne Blvd., when that building was also the home of the much-missed defunct Miami News.)
Hannity's America, well, I've only watched that a handful of times, largely because on Sunday afternoons, I'm usually either watching sports or movies -or out of the house entirely.
Transcript from her January 18, 2007 appearance on FNC's Hannity & Colmes:
Other TV appearances: http://www.truveo.com/search.php?query=Janine+Turner&uqs=
As much as I'd like to say that my catching Janine that afternoon was planned, the truth of the matter is that is was entirely fortuitous, but happily so.
I'd just gotten back from the beach after having watched the IU-Michigan State basketball game earlier in the afternoon.
My usual Sunday afternoon beach routine -when it's not raining- consists of reading all my out-of-town Sunday newspapers over there, occasionally jotting down some thoughts or ideas in my notepad, which can, hopefully, translate into something interesting and insightful here at SBH, or over at Hallandale Beach Blog.
I also half-listen to callers to WQAM's various sports talk hosts, opining on why the Dolphins need to select player X,Y or Z in the upcoming NFL draft, exactly four weeks from now.
(Naturally, these callers are invariably wrong in almost every respect, especially the ones who drone on and on about 'trading down' without ever identifying the parameters of that deal.
The only acceptable choices from SBH's p.o.v. are Arkansas RB Darren McFadden, whom I've written about twice before in this space, or, assuming you want to pass on what could very well be, per Sports Illustrated's August 20th issue, the "next Eric Dickerson," select star UVA defensive lineman and chip-off-the superstar block, Chris Long, who has shown a consistency of work ethic and accomplishment the last few years that few of the other likely top draftees can come close to, regardless of position. These two players I can live with.)
After plopping myself on my couch, I flipped thru Direct TV's channel guide 'til I got to Channel 360, FOX News Channel.
And the rest is 'her story.'
I absolutely adore Janine Turner and only wish that more contemporary American actors were as grounded and level-headed as she was.
Someone who clearly enjoys the opportunities her talent and career afford her, but someone not content to simply go from project to project thinking that acting is the only thing she can contribute to the country and the world.
Suffice to say that for myriad reasons too numerous to enumerate here, but some of which involve her made the move to Texas, and continuing to contribute, locally and nationally, any time Janine Turner is on the big screen or the tube, I'm there!
Below, Book TV's description of her appearance.
Janine Turner, Holding Her Head High: 12 Single Mothers Who Championed Their Children and Changed History
Actress Janine Turner talks about the contributions that single mothers have made to our society. This talk was co-hosted by the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute and the Heritage Foundation.(Sunday 11 AM and 7 PM, Monday 6:15 AM ET)