Good Day Alabama: Jan. 8, 2016

Good Day Alabama: Jan. 8, 2016

Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama:

JEH JEH LIVE - Feld Motor Sports presents Monster Jam®, the world's premier Monster Jam truck series! Monster Jam events are affordably priced for the whole family with seats starting at $10. Tickets are available at the BJCC box office and Monster Jam will be performing at Legacy Arena at the BJCC tonight at 7:30 p.m. and tomorrow at  2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The event will feature Grave Digger driven by Jon Zimmer, Carolina Crusher driven by Gary Porter, Higher Education driven by Jim Tracey, Black Stallion driven by Matt Cody, Strait Jacket driven by Kevin King, Instigator driven by Paul Breaud, Backdraft, and Barbarian driven by Devin Jones. The Party in the Pits tonight is from 5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. and tomorrow from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 .pm.. It gives fans the opportunity to get a view of the trucks up close and meet the drivers of the massive Monster Jam trucks. For more information on the Monster Jam, log onto

ZOO CREW - Kelly Garrison  joins us from the Birmingham Zoo to introduce Mickey to a Vasa Parrot. To learn more information about the animal or visit the zoo, go to

SAVVY SHOPPER - Christie Dedman - our Savvy Shopper - joined us with some deals! IHOP's All-You-Can Eat-Pancakes promotion is back! You can choose a stack of Buttermilk pancakes as a main course or you can opt to add them to a combo. It's going on now through Feb. 14.  Call your location to confirm participation: Sam's Club is offering members 50 4x6" photo prints at Sam's Club for free when you sign up for a new photo account. A coupon will be emailed for the free prints. That's a savings of $8.50. This is the first time we've seen such an offer from Sam's and is available for a limited time only. At Victoria's Secret, buy one regular-priced sports bra starting at $29.50, and get a pair of sports pants or shorts for free via coupon code "GIFTSPORT". That's a savings of up to $70 -- Pants start from $59.50, and shorts start from $29.50.  Shipping starts at $5.99 offer ends Jan. 20 - For more great deals, visit

BEST IN BUZZ - Hollywood Publicist Jaime Sullivan joined us to discuss celebrity news. She discusses Clay Aiken's Twitter rant about the new and final season of American Idol. He made comments about not watching in ten years and how it's terrible without Simon Cowell and why ratings dropped. They also discuss how Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have reunited and the status of their relationship. And fashion house Balmain unveiled it's latest campaign using the original supermodels Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, and Claudia Schiffer.

CANDY CARSON - Like most Americans, you might think of Dr. Ben Carson as a trailblazing brain surgeon and an outspoken commentator on national issues. But his wife of more than forty years knows him as so much more: a loving husband, a devoted father, a devout Christian, a committed philanthropist, and a fierce patriot. Now Candy Carson introduces us to the private side of a very public figure as she shares the inspiring story of their marriage and family in her new book, "A Doctor in the House: My Life with Ben Carson." Like her husband, Candy grew up in Detroit, one of five children of a teacher and a factory worker. Also like Ben, she overcame her humble background through determination, hard work, and perseverance, earning a scholarship to attend Yale University. In that strange new world, she focused on her studies, her music, and her deepening spiritual life. She attended church with a handsome older student who liked to tease her but never assumed he would be anything more than a friend to her. But Ben and Candy quickly became inseparable, and they married soon after she graduated, with Ben still in medical school, preparing for his career as a soon-to-be world-famous pediatric neurosurgeon. Candy Carson reveals many stories about their life together, including a number that have never been told before.

BBJ - Mike talked with Ryan Phillips from the Birmingham Business Journal. They discussed the Birmingham Bowl and its impact on Birmingham. They also discuss the tv ratings bowl games pull in these days. For more on these and other business stories, visit

Next week on Good Day Alabama, we take you to Arizona for the National Championship Game! We also take you to the Detroit Auto Show to check out the latest cars! We get advice to help your marriage from some experts! The circus is coming to town and we clown around with one of the stars! We catch up with the experts for your garden and health, too! Join us for this and much next week on Good Day!