As we take the time to count our blessings, the Hunger Task Force is asking the community to pass along a few to help those in need.
On Nov. 27, the day before Thanksgiving, a crew will build a drive-through donation center at Miller Park for the second annual We Are Feeding Milwaukee food drive. WDJT-TV CBS 58 will broadcast live from the drive’s new location.
"Our friends at CBS 58 will be joined by Brewers Community Foundation for our second Feeding Milwaukee food drive," said Hunger Task Force executive director Sherrie Tussler.
"This is a great opportunity for our donors to meet local celebrities while donating to a great cause. Just drive through at Miller Park the day before Thanksgiving … this is an easy way to make a difference."
Donations will be accepted from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. and coverage will be shown throughout the day on CBS 58.
"We are honored to once again be partnering with Hunger Task Force on this very important, one-day event at Miller Park. I hope that everyone in our community will contribute what they can to help us provide food for those truly in need," said WDJT’s Jim Hall, the VP and General Manager of Weigel Broadcasting.
The Hunger Task Force makes sure that all food is delivered free of charge to 80 food pantries, soup kitchens and homeless shelters in Milwaukee.
"Brewers Community Foundation and Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club value our partnership with Hunger Task Force. Recognizing the importance of addressing the need for food year round, we appreciate another opportunity to support this critical, basic need. We look forward to seeing you at Miller Park – even if it is a drive-by," said Cecelia Gore, the executive director of the Brewers Community Foundation.
MORK A MEMORY: The alien created by Robin Williams on the sitcom "Mork & Mindy" will never be more than just a memory from an earlier time in television history.
Williams, while promoting his new CBS comedy "The Crazy Ones," participated in a Reddit forum on Wednesday.
"It’s too late for that," Williams wrote in response to a question about reprising the character.
"But he had a great run and I had a wonderful time doing it, and I recently re-watched the episode of ‘Happy Days’ that launched the character as a one-off, and it was really funny."
In his new show, the Oscar winner works in an advertising agency with co-star Sarah Michelle Gellar.
"It’s like a wedding day. I am so excited and so nervous about it at the same time," Gellar said about the return to television in an interview with the Associated Press.
The 36-year-old actress was the star in the long-running "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and the short-lived series "Ringer."
"He shines,"’ says Geller of Williams. "This is ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Robin."
Like any new show, there’s tremendous pressure to earn a large audience quickly.
"I make television for fans, so that’s what’s important to me. It’s the person at Starbucks who says to me, ‘Oh my god, I'm so excited to see your show!’ Or says, ‘Oh my god. I laughed so hard last night!’ That’s what it means to me," Gellar said when asked about the need for a high rating when the show premieres tonight.
"I mean obviously we would like good numbers so we can stay on for 10 years. I mean that would be the ideal situation because I can’t imagine ever having a situation this good and exciting."
Media is bombarding us everywhere.
Instead of sheltering his brain from the onslaught, Steve embraces the news stories, entertainment, billboards, blogs, talk shows and everything in between.
The former writer, editor and producer in TV, radio, Web and newspapers, will be talking about what media does in our community and how it shapes who we are and what we do.