Sorry for the light-blogging today, but I have been super busy with a camera crew from NBC Universal out of New York. They are spending the next two days following me around for a special that will air in March called "Intervention: In Depth." It is produced by the same people who do the show "Intervention" on A&E, which happens to be destination TV in my house.
I must say, though, it is a giant pain in the ass to have a camera crew shooting in your home, with your friends, family and loved ones, especially because I have been sick with a bad bout of bronchitis.
The only reason I am doing this is because I am a lucky survivor of addiction.
For those who don't know the particulars, I became a compulsive gambler when I spent four years in Seattle in the 90's. I nearly wrecked my life, and created a living hell for my husband and sons.
So today I have been re-visting the painful memories that causes me shame and embarrassment to recall internally, let alone expose to the rest of the country. But I feel very strongly that by sharing my story, accepting responsibilty for the things that I did, and making amends to those whom I harmed, so I can go another day without placing a bet.
I'll keep you posted on when the special will air.
Meanwhile, back in the dirty world of politics, I saw a tidbit from Radio and Records (an industry publication) that is simply appalling. In the criminal complaint filed against Hot Rod Blagojevich, we learned about alleged extortion attempts for the Senate seat, and even a children's hospital.
But what about extorting the radioheads? How low can you go? Too close for comfort, I say :-)
Blagojevich Scandal Hits Hall Of Fame: Interviewed on Chicago public television station WTTW, Radio Hall of Fame chairman Bruce Dumont said recently arrested Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich offered him $8 million in state funds for the hall in 2005. Construction began based on those promises, but the money never materialized. After construction stopped, an Illinois resident offered a loan to keep the project moving, but a governor's aide said they needed to "check everybody's political stripes." When it turned out the donor contributed to Blagojevich's opponent, DuMont was told to pass on the loan or forfeit the state funds.