Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for March 7, 2014:
JEH JEH LIVE - Whether you're a long-time rodeo fan or you're just looking to catch the most exciting sport on four legs, now's your chance at the 2014 Professional Bull Riders event! The best bull riders in the world will be looking for eight seconds at contests across the country, and it's your chance to get in on the excitement yourself. It will be at the BJCC Arena tomorrow at 8pm. Tickets start at $10. You can purchase them at the Box Office, All Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and online at www.Ticketmaster.com. The PBR's Touring Pro Division is about one thing: hunger. And it's coming your way. Buckle Up! This is the stepping stone to the glitz and glamour of the elite Built Ford Tough Series, but there's nothing minor-league about it. These are young men dreaming of the big time. To make it, they have to get past the same monsters you see every week on national television, and superstar veterans looking to stand in their way.
DAVID BALDACCI - Called a "master craftsman" by the Associated Press and "one of the greatest thriller writers of the last decade" by Strand Magazine, author David Baldacci, whose adult thrillers have more than 110 millions copies in print worldwide, is venturing onto new fictional turf with THE FINISHER. The novel centers on 14-year-old Vega Jane, who fights to do what's right after discovering that her village of Wormwood is built on dangerous lies. She is determined to uncover the truth, but the closer she gets, the more she risks her life. David Baldacci is the author of twenty-seven books for adults, each of which has become both a national and international bestseller. His astonishing career started with Absolute Power, which was adapted into a major motion picture starring Clint Eastwood. David's books have sold more than 110 million copies worldwide, and been translated into more than forty-five languages. Together with his wife, Michelle, David established the Wish You Well Foundation® to promote family literacy. David and his family live in Virginia.
BBJ - Mike talked with Ty West from the Birmingham Business Journal. They discussed local business headlines including how Birmingham is becoming a major technology hub and how the housing market may be in the last stretch of the "buyers market." For more on these and other business stories, visit www.birminghambusinessjournal.com.
AMERICAN IDOL - The American Idol top 12 contestants performed this week for your votes. They each performed a song that reminded them of home. Emily Piriz from Orlando, Florida, ended up with the lowest votes and is headed home. Janice talks with him/her about the American Idol experience.. For more on this season of American Idol, visit http://www.americanidol.com/. Next week, the Top 11 perform songs on the "Soundtrack to our Lives"-themed performance show. Song selections will come from the contestants' favorite movies. On the next live results show airing at a new time, Thursday, March 13, tune in to find out who will be sent home. Plus, multi-talented musician, singer, songwriter and the newest judge on AMERICAN IDOL XIII, Harry Connick, Jr., will perform a medley, and singer/songwriter Mali Music also will perform.
ZOO CREW - Lauren Kimbro joins us from the Birmingham Zoo to introduce Mickey to the bantam chicken. To learn more information about the animal or visit the zoo, go to birminghamzoo.com.
COMEDIAN - Donnell Rawlings is an overnight success a decade in the making. You've seen him on Comedy Central's award winning and critically celebrated Chappelle's Show as 'Ashy Larry', the 70's jheri curled 'Beautiful', and numerous other characters he's played. Donnell is the franchise player Dave Chappelle and Neal Brennan wanted as a writer and prime time player on their team. Since Dave Chappelle had business to take care of in Africa, Donnell was asked to step into the huge shoes Dave left behind, and host the Lost Episodes. "Hilarious" is what Linda Stasi of The New York Post calls Donnell's performance as host. For tickets or more information for this weekend's appearances, call the Comedy Club Stardome at (205) 444-0008 or visit stardome.com.
Next week on Good Day Alabama, the Harlem Globetrotters come to town and join us with a few tricks in the studio! Spring Break is just around the corner and we bring you some ideas for your family to enjoy! Experience heartburn or issues with digestion? Dr. Asa joins with some pointers to improve your digestion! And we look at allergies and your pets.... Our veterinary specialist joins us to discuss how vaccinations and flea treatment can impact your pets' allergies. Comedian Quinn Dahle joins us with a few laughs... But he's not the only funny man we have in the studio this week. The comics from "Stand Up for Autism" join us with even more laughs! Jimmy Rockett joins us with some advice for your garden and the Bargain Mom joins us with some deals for your wallet! Plus St. Patrick's Day is just a week away and we get you geared up with a bit of Irish luck and some fun guests in our studio! And we introduce you to our Pet of the Week! Join us for this and much more next week on Good Day Alabama.