Good Day Alabama for November 25, 2013 - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Good Day Alabama for November 25, 2013

Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for November 25, 2013:

IRON BOWL BABIES - Cecilia Pearson with Alabama Baby & Child Magazine joined us with at the latest outfits for even the youngest Alabama and Auburn fans to show their team spirit! For more ideas and information, visit

- Jeh Jeh joins us live from Lakeshore Foundation with help from Carol Kutik on Exercise Monday. For more information, call (205) 313-7400.

TURKEY TALKLINE - Today's kitchen and American family are evolving which has led to a shift in cooking responsibilities overall as well as at Thanksgiving. A new Butterball survey found that one in four men say they help out more in the kitchen than they did a few years ago, and nearly half of men play a significant role in either preparing or cooking the turkey for the Thanksgiving meal. Butterball is embracing this shift in cooking responsibilities and launched a nationwide search to find Butterball's first male Turkey Talk-Line spokesman. The new spokesman joined the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line in mid-November to share his advice with Thanksgiving cooks. With Thanksgiving cooking responsibilities changing, one thing remains steady - the Turkey Talk-Line continues to be a trusted resource for those preparing the holiday meal. And Butterball has tips for the new Thanksgiving table that will help any cook prepare for the big day, ensuring the Thanksgiving meal is a success. The original Turkey Talk-Line staff of six home economists fielded questions from 11,000 turkey-troubled Americans during its first season in November 1981. Each November and December, professionally trained turkey experts assist more than 1 million cooks through the Turkey Talk-Line,, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Live Chats and emails in the United States and Canada. With more than 50 staff members, the Turkey Talk-Line has the resources to answer questions from either English- or Spanish-speaking callers, as well as respond to questions via email. For help, call 1-800-BUTTERBALL.

- Dr. Matt Payne and Adam Schwartz, University of Alabama telecommunication and film professors, are each teaching a UA course this semester on zombies, cashing in on the monsters' current popularity to provide students with culturally relevant instruction while teaching them the skills they need to succeed after college. Payne, an assistant professor in telecommunication and film, is teaching TCF 444: Zombies in Culture.  Schwartz, also an assistant professor of telecommunication and film, teaches TCF 451: Advanced Television Production, in which students produce a television pilot episode. He said the class provides students an experience that closely mirrors real-world production work. Students have a chance to use their audio/visual skills but also learn about things like special-effects makeup and social media campaigns for promotion. Payne and Schwartz wrote a script for the production class over the summer, focusing on creating a "zom-com" or zombie comedy. The pilot, titled "Zom-Com," tells the story of a group of zombie chasers (think storm chasers, but with zombies) who are working with various corporations to tag and study zombies. Students in the production class will also participate in portions of Payne's zombie history class. Payne said the zombie is much more than just a monster, and he hopes he can help students appreciate that.

 REGINALD JONES - Former New Orleans Saints and Cleveland Browns player, Author, Reggie Jones is in town today with his new book. The book a countless number of women have been waiting for is now available on bookshelves and online. "Stilettos on Gridiron": Women Getting a Feel for the Game with Former NFL Player Reginald 'Reggie' Jones.  This innovative paperback targets a diverse group of women: mothers of football players at all levels, women who follow their college football team, cheerleaders, girlfriends and wives of men who are addicted to the game, and women who are simply intrigued with the game and want to learn more.  Men who don't know American football are invited to read "Stilettos on Gridiron" as well. For women who don't understand the game and women who would like to understand the game better - Jones proposes "Stilettos on Gridiron" as a unique self-help book.  Unlike any book out there, Reginald Jones takes his passion for the game, and translates it in a way that speaks directly to women, to easily understand the game. He has book signings today from noon until 3pm at Santa Fe Day Spa and from 7-10pm at The Red Zone Sports Bar & Grill. You can find the book at Barnes & Noble at UAB, Barnes & Noble at Patton Creek, and the ebook on Amazon. For more information, visit

X FACTOR - Mike talks with Khaya Cohen & Tim Olstad about their time on The X Factor. It ended on Thursday.  For more on these ladies and other contestants, visit

VIDEO GAMES - With the new Xbox One and PlayStation 4 launching this holiday season, hi-tech gifts are going to be topping lots wish lists, but parents are concerned about the blood and guts that so many games bring into the home. With help on the best hi-tech family fun even Santa gets some help from technology editor James Oppenheim. In this satellite interview opportunity, Oppenheim will show the hot new trends in holiday gift giving for 2013 including video games that teach you an instrument: Instead of learning to play video games, how about a video game that teaches you to play a real electric guitar; a new tablet just for kids: don't give your children an expensive, fragile gadget that was designed for adults - they will prefer a ruggedized, kid's friendly, and tablet with programs that are designed from the ground up for their age-group; high tech toys that blend digital and traditional play:  collectable figures used as playing pieces in digital strategy games will be one of the hottest toy categories this year; and digital photography: making gifts from digital photos is an easy, creative and economical way to give a very personal hi-tech present. For more information visit:

 Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, shopping for a new car before the end of the year? We find out what you should be looking for when getting ready to buy! Its cold but that doesn't mean the fish aren't biting! Join us for your chance to Ask the Angler your fishing questions! New music and movies hit store shelves this week.... We check out what's new in entertainment! Is your mouth watering yet for that Thanksgiving Feast? Our nutritionist joins us with some pointers to enjoy the day to the fullest but not carry the guilt with you after you leave the table! Join us for all of this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!

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