Good Day Alabama for December 19, 2012 - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Good Day Alabama for December 19, 2012

Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for December 19, 2012:

JEH JEH LIVE - Jeh Jeh joined usl ive from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute to look at the new presententation -  "Black from the Heart of Dixie: Famous African American Alabamians." It is on display through February 24th in the Odessa Woolfolk Gallery. The "Black from the Heart of Dixie" exhibition features portraits of some of the many influential African Americans to come out of the State of Alabama. Because of its status as a Smithsonian Affiliate, BCRI has been able to secure several photographs from The National Portrait Gallery for this exhibition. The National Portrait Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition and study of portraits of people who have made significant contribution to American history and culture. The photos selected from this important collection, include Hank Aaron, Jesse Owens and Booker T. Washington. The remainder of the exhibition consists of a generous donation of paintings from the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in Tuscumbia, AL and from renowned artist Ronald McDowell. Those works include Alabama luminaries such as: Wilson Pickett, The Temptations, George Washington Carver and Rosa Parks. This important exhibition closes BCRI's 20th Anniversary year and opens the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 events in Birmingham that changed the world.  For more information go to

ZOO CREW - Mickey visited with Travis Coty from the Birmingham Zoo to learn more about the the African Wild Dogs and the ice skating rink set up right now. For more information, visit

- Dr. Bill Hardwick with Vestavia Pediatrics and Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital took viewer questions about childrens' health issues. For more information, visit

CHRISTMAS MUSIC - Act of Congress performed "Sleighride." Enjoy more music from Act of Congress, other local artists, school choirs, and bands on Christmas morning right here on Good Day Alabama.

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama
, Jeh Jeh brings us a Christmas tradition! He checks out the Alabama Ballet's performances of the Nutcracker! We check in with an expert for ideas on last minute shopping ideas for those gifts you still have to buy! We bring you more Christmas music to kick off your morning! As 2012 comes to an end, we look back at the best and worst of the year! And our pet of the week joins us in the studio... that and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!

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