Kym Douglas is a television host, best-selling author, beauty, fashion and lifestyle expert and comedy actress. She is also a coveted contributor to magazines and editorials around the country. Kym can be seen every day sharing all her latest beauty and lifestyle tips as a Family Member and fill in Co Host on Hallmark Channel’s Emmy-Nominated talk/lifestyle show Home & Family. In addition, for the past 11 years, she has been delighting viewers with her antics on #1 rated daytime The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Kym’s unique improv and sketch comedy ability paired with her comedic timing and useful information make her a one of a kind “infotainment” entertainer. She has been labeled a cross between Goldie Hawn & Lucille Ball!
Pedersen, a distinguished military veteran known as the “Godfather of Topgun,” is credited with establishing the Navy Fighter Weapons School. His memoir, a collection of captivating, action-packed anecdotes and pivotal events in his naval career, moves briskly through time spent with committed men dedicated to their “monastic calling.” The author enlisted in 1956, and he covers his early years before moving into tales of Vietnam. As mounting losses and ineffective artillery, tactics, and leadership weakened America’s defensive strategies in the 1960s, Pedersen recalls craving a fresh master plan to even the odds. Recognizing Pedersen’s excellence in aerial gunnery and overall flight and defensive precision, the Navy selected him, then stationed at Miramar, California (“Fightertown USA”), to head up an air combat graduate school featuring eight other passionate and talented officers known as the “Original Bros.” In describing the founding days of Topgun, the author details his selection of veteran pilots and a procedural curriculum to utilize the new MiG fighter jets. He also highlights the toll their call of duty took on marriages and families; regrets aside, “for us, flying always came first.” Throughout the book, Pedersen ably conveys the immense camaraderie among the courageous brotherhood of American fighter pilots and conjures the excitement of daring aerial combat and weaponry maneuvers. He proudly notes that, at its 50th anniversary, the Topgun course remains the standard of excellence for providing air combat and weapons systems training.
Richard Caruso is a Former Corcoran State Prison guard who was a whistle- blower who sounded the alarm on brutality at the troubled penitentiary. This is a harrowing tale that began in 1994, when Caruso gave the FBI some log books and other records after a fatal shooting of inmate Preston Tate during a yard fight. With the prison management unwilling to correct the wrongdoing, Caruso took the evidence to the federal authorities, and this is just the beginning.
Jack talks with Jarrid Jay Collins about The Always Serving Project
The Always Serving Project is an extension of the Operation BBQ Relief program serving Military, First Responders and the Fight on Hunger. Together we will connect, inspire and serve communities throughout the year with the Healing Power of BBQ. We aim to bring people together to eradicate hunger, addressing an issue that hasn’t been solved in each of our communities.
We are focused on three primary goals:
1. The National Fight on Hunger
2. Creating a positive impact in the lives of first responders
3. Continuing our support for military and veteran communities.