Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for November 15, 2013:
TERRI LIVE- The North Arts Council presents the annual Christmas Craft Show. It is today from 9am until 6pm and tomorrow from 9am until 4pm at the Gardendale Civic Center (857 Main Street, Gardendale). Admission and parking are both free! There will be over 60 booths of arts and crafts plus door prizes & musical entertainment. And you can get your Santa pictures tomorrow between 9am-3pm for just $10! For more information, visit http://northartscouncil.webs.com/.
JEH JEH LIVE- Jeh Jeh joined us live from the Chick-fil-a in Gardendale to kick off the FOX6 Gifts for Kids Angel Tree program for this year. The "Gifts for Kids Angel Tree" program is a way for people to donate Christmas gifts to foster children and children in need during the holiday season. You can either supply the gifts yourself or you can donate cash to the Salvation Army who will then use that money to buy clothing and toys for children on their Angel Tree list.
ZOO CREW- Nikki Partain joined us from the Birmingham Zoo to introduce Mickey to a Alligator. To learn more information about the animal or visit the zoo, go to birminghamzoo.com.
X-FACTOR- Janice spoke with Carlos Guevara this morning. He made it to the top 13 on the X FACTOR. He was voted off before the show on Wednesday. He says the show really changed his life and he looks forward to what's next. For more on Carlos and other contestants, visit http://www.thexfactorusa.com. And join us on Monday when we talk with Rachel Potter and the ladies from Sweet Suspense including Birmingham's own Millie Thrasher.
CONSUMER REPORTS - The holiday shopping season is just around the corner and tech items are sure to be at the top of many gift wish lists. Each year the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)'s releases its Annual CE Holiday Purchase Patterns Study outlining the top holiday technology gifts people want to receive. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the list. Jim Barry, CEA Spokesman and 'Digital Answer Man' discussed the results of the study and showcase several examples of the top tech products consumers want this holiday season, including the latest smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles, TVs, headphones, accessories and more. This year Jim also takes a look back in time and compare this year's wish list to the inaugural list from twenty years ago. Find CEA online at www.CE.org.
BBJ - Mike talks with Brent Godwin from the Birmingham Business Journal about local business headlines. They discuss Birmingham's booming culinary scene, the possibility of an SEC football team in the BBVA Compass Bowl, and Birmingham's foreign trade industry. For more on these and other business stories, visit www.birminghambusinessjournal.com.
END OF DAYS: ASSASSINATION OF JFK- Fifty years ago, our country was jolted by tragedy: our 35th President was brutally murdered on an American street in front of hundreds of horrified witnesses. In END OF DAYS: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy, Edgar award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of the highly acclaimed MANHUNT: THE 12-DAY CHASE FOR LINCOLN'S KILLER, James.L. Swanson, offers a comprehensive understanding of this historic day, lending edge-of-your seat, storyteller's mastery to the subject. With fascinating, colorful detail culled from vast historic resources, Swanson sets the stage for his central drama: the unfolding of the private final hours of John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald as their destinies converge in a rifle's crosshairs-one man bound for infamy, the other for myth. Told in Swanson's signature, thrilling, ticking clock narrative style, END OF DAYS tracks the seemingly inevitable, and equally improbable, collision course between two men that would change history, devastate a hopeful generation, and spur one of our country's greatest national mysteries.
Next week on Good Day Alabama, Millie Thrasher and her bandmates in Sweet Suspense wrapped up their time on The X Factor this week but they hope it's only the beginning! We talk with them Monday on Good Day! Our Interior Designer gets our homes ready for the holidays! Dr. Asa offers us advice on relieving joint pain! What's the latest technology for your car? We check out your new options! And the new models of cars hit showroom floors soon. We take you to the Los Angeles Auto Show to check out the latest options! Don't let the holidays pack on the pounds... We show you how to fight it with one of the trainers to the stars! People Magazine brings us the scoop on your favorite country stars! Birmingham's Bargain Mom joins us with some great deals and starts getting us ready for Black Friday! We check out the latest in entertainment and business news, and our Pet of the Week joins us in the studio! Join us for all of this and much more next week on Good Day Alabama!