Good Day Alabama: Sept. 28, 2015

Good Day Alabama: Sept. 28, 2015

Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama:

GOTHAM - Janice talked with Ben McKenzie about the new season of "Gotham." Season two premiered last week right here on WBRC FOX6. He even teased a big moment for tonight's episode that you don't want to miss. Catch "Gotham" tonight at 7 p.m. right here on WBRC FOX6.

JEH JEH LIVE - Jeh Jeh joined us from Cahaba Fitness for Exercise Monday. He talked with Brian Burns for some pointers. Brian taught him several new exercises including some lateral moves and exercises using the swiss ball, Bosu ball, and slider board. For more information call 205-968-5100 or visit cahabafitness.com.

POPE'S VISIT - Janice talked with Father Mitch Pacwa from EWTN about Pope Francis' visit to the United States. He is back home at the Vatican today. He left Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, last night and said his heart is full of gratitude and hope. While there, he met with victims of sexual abuse by priests and vowed to protect children from abuse within the church. The Pope also led an outdoor mass for more than 800,000 people. He urged the crowd to show affection and compassion for others. He was the first Pope to visit a U.S. prison where he blessed 100 inmates. On Saturday, the Pope spoke at Independence Hall and led mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. He also visited a seminary and spoke at a star-studded Festival of Families. Last week, he spent a few days in Washington, D.C. meeting with President Obama and speaking to Congress. He also canonized the first Latin American saint on American soil at Catholic University. He then headed to New York City where crowds continued to flock to see the pontiff. He visited ground zero and address the United Nations. He wrapped up his time in the Big Apple by leading mass for 20,000 Catholics at Madison Square Garden. Prior to his time in the United States, the 78-year-old pontiff made history by speaking about tolerance and freedom in communist Cuba.

RACE FOR THE CURE - Join the 2015 Komen North Central Alabama Race for the Cure® on Oct. 17 at Linn Park in Birmingham. The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series is the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world! It raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. Since its inception in 1983, the Komen Race for the Cure series has grown from one local Race with 800 participants to a global series of more than 120 Races worldwide. The Komen Race for the Cure is a unique event, designed and implemented to promote positive awareness, education and early detection of breast cancer.  It has proved to be an enormously effective way to reach many women and men with the message that breast cancer is not necessarily fatal if mammography and breast self-exam become routine. As well as being a road race for runners, the Komen Race for the Cure is an emotionally charged event that attracts many first timers and recreational runners. The Komen Race for the Cure is an opportunity for thousands of women, men and their families, running or walking, to spread the breast cancer message within their communities. You can run or walk the 5k route or 1 mile, with a team or as an individual. All registration fees include the official Komen Race for the Cure  T-shirt and Race bib. Register to walk or run the race. The cost is $35 for adults 15 and over and $20 for Children 14 and under. There is a $10 additional charge for chip timing. You can register as an individual or join an existing team or start your own team. Volunteers are an integral part of the Komen Organization. The Race for the Cure would not be possible without the help of hundreds of committed volunteers. Join an amazing group of individuals that dedicate their time, talent and energy to our great cause. To register, to volunteer, and more - visit http://www.komenncalabama.org/komen-race-for-the-cure/.

NATIONAL GUARD RECRUITMENT - The Alabama National Guard -Army and Air Force combined- is the third largest employer in the state.  The Alabama Army National Guard currently has over 1,000 specific job positions open across the state where young men and women can acquire skills that will translate into better career opportunities.  During the month of September, it is conducting a recruiting campaign to make more people aware of these jobs and other great benefits provided by the government in exchange for their service.  It's an effort in work force development across the state! The Guard dates back to 1636 when Citizen-Soldiers formed militias to defend community and country. And for 377 years, the Guard has stayed true to its roots. Enlisting in the National Guard means more time at home. Training typically requires one weekend each month, with a two-week training period once each year. Get a degree with money for school, learn job skills that translate to the civilian world, make bonds that last a lifetime and earn pride for life. When you become a Guard Soldier, your family will thank you, your country will thank you and your future will owe you. Contact a recruiter to find more specifics about your opportunities in your Alabama Army National Guard. For more information, visit state.nationalguard.com/Alabama.

ASK THE GARDENER - Sandra Reaves took questions from viewers about their gardening needs. For more information, visit her Facebook page - it includes lots of pictures, tips, how-to videos, and info on veggie trials going on in the garden.  It's a "real time, real life" look at home gardening and food preservation. You can find her at Facebook.com/JosieGladysGardens.Sandra recently opened an online heirloom seed store.  It has seeds that she produces as well as seeds from the wonderful Baker Creek company.

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, we talk with Mr. Las Vegas himself - Wayne Newton. He joins us with the scoop on his career and how you can visit his home! The Angler joins us to take your questions about fishing. New music and movies hit store shelves and we check out your options! Questions about Medicare and Social Security? We tackle those topics in Money Tuesday! Join us for this on Good Day Alabama!