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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Until You Walk the Path: Paul Peterson




Until You Walk the Path, You Don’t Know Where it Goes will be hosting Actor, Author and Advocate Paul Peterson on January 31 at 5 pm eastern.

Fired from the Mickey Mouse Club for Conduct Unbecoming a Mouse) back in 1955, Peterson is best known as an for playing Jeff Stone on the Donna Reed Show. Growing up in the industry, he learned first hand the benefits, the excitement and the hidden costs of being a childhood star. Currently, he is the AFTRA Chair of the Young Performers Committee, a credentialed Delegate at the United Nations for the World Safety Organization charged with improving the welfare of 250 million children who go to work everyday

Tune at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on January 31 at 5:00 pm eastern to listen to Paul Peterson talks about his amazing life both on and off the screen. Those who wish to ask Paul questions may call in at (347) 324-3745 or participate in the interactive chat room, which is available on the show’s page

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The End of Soap Operas

There has been a great deal of talk both in and out of the industry about how the soap opera genre has run its course and should be phased out. These same people point the across the board falling rating without taking account or in some cases totally disregarding the changes in viewing habits, the societal changes and technological advancements. The genre fan base is not diminishing; in fact, it is expanding to included demographics that were previously embarrassed to admit their guilty pleasure. However, in recent years the genre has fallen victim to stagnation and network greed.

According to Nielsen, the number of viewers has been steadily decreasing. However, their outdated accounting methods do not take into account online viewing or delayed viewing. Instead they continue to rely on the diaries and equipment, which by passes all recording devices thereby ignoring a vast proportion of television viewers. With the busy schedules and easy access to recording equipment has given viewers the option to watch their favorite shows based on their own schedules; no longer tied to the networks’ timetable, viewers are able to watch their shows when they want and as many times as they wish.

It has been known for decades that the Nielsen diaries under reported daytime viewers, while propping up more “socially acceptable” programming. Many viewers simply didn’t want to acknowledge watching soap operas. For decades, it wasn’t cool to watch soaps. Yet as the storylines and characters became more complex and socially relevant, the stigma attached to watching them vanished. Characters and plots became topics of conversations not only across the back fences of homes as housewives gossiped, but also around the water coolers and in schools across the country.

Originally targeting stay at home wives and mothers, soaps focused on the family and romance. However, as the genre matured, suspense, drama and humor became an intrical part of their popularity. As the plots and conflicts became more intricate, soaps gained in popularity by broadening their appeal beyond house bound women. Although women continue to be the primary demographic, they are not the women of yesteryears. Instead of being housebound, many women have joined the work force; yet through the use of current and developing technologies, they have been able to keep up with their favorite soaps. One major difference that has developed over the decades is the age difference in the typical viewer. When soaps first appeared on television, the primary viewers were mid-teens to early thirties; however, as with the whole country, the median age of the soap viewer has risen to 37.6. Yet, network executives fail to take into account the both of these important changes in their viewership. Instead, they continue to court the younger viewers even though they don’t have the interest, loyalty or consumer spending power to attract the traditional soap advertiser.

In addition, unlike other programming, soaps have the unique advantage of being passed down from one generation to the next.


One only has to look at the popularity and the diversity at soap events to learn that the fan base hasn’t shrunk. Events sell out quickly. Mechanizing the soaps is a multi-million dollar industry. Magazines, websites, internet radio shows and blogs follow not only the soaps, but also the individual stars. Millions of dollars exchange hands

Soap operas are not diminishing in fans or popularity; they are suffering from stagnation and network greed. How many times can a beloved character be killed and brought back to life without the Whose the daddy? Love triangles




To read the storylines I wrote for Days of Our Lives go to my site at www.theresachaze.com. There you will also find excerpts of my novels, the proposal for Operation Home Base, and my feature films.



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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Richard Hatch: An Amazing Life and Career






Until You Walk the Path, You Don’t Know Where it Goes is proud to host Richard Hatch on January 24 at 5 pm eastern. We will be talking about Richard’s amazing career and life.

Internationally Known Actor, Teacher, Author, Speaker and Golden Globe nominee Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica) classic and the re-imagined version with Edward Olmost and Mary Mcdonald, where he plays vice president Tom Zarek, is coming to Denver to teach and present “THE ART AND CRAFT OF ACTING” workshops along with his up close and personal “EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SHOW BUSINESS” seminar. Richard teaches actors of all levels and experience to act and audition with power and authority, and to give the performance of their life when it counts. The new and re-imagined Battlestar series has been critically acclaimed with Newsweek and Time magazine calling it the best drama on TV period. Richard will also share his insights, wisdom and revelations from his 40 year journey through Hollywood and beyond; beginning as a shy, inhibited young boy to making millions and achieving international fame.

When not acting, Richard lectures and conducts workshops on such topics as acting, unleashing your power and creative vision, moving from fear to self mastery, becoming a powerful communicator and success strategies for business and life throughout the country. He has taught and lectured at The Learning Annex, The Learning Tree University, UCLA Extension, Orange Coast College, Maui Community College, The Whole Life Expo, The Universal Lightworkers Conference, Windstar, AMGEN, Rocketdyne, and Mensa, as well as privately for groups and individuals throughout the world.

Tune at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on January 24 at 5:00 pm eastern to listen to Richard Hatch talk about his amazing career and life. Those who wish to ask Richard questions may call in at (347) 324-3745 or participate in the interactive chat room, which is available on the show’s page

Until You Walk the Path, You Won’t Know Where it Goes is an interactive internet radio show, which takes a broader look at the topic of spirituality. Instead of focusing on the religious aspects of life, it delves into how our spirits inspire us to be our best and highest selves. The goal is to give a venue to those who wish to share their inspiration, their wisdom and their courage. By sharing our experiences, we not only give encouragement others to reach for their dreams, but to also help them to be achieved.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Until You Walk the Path, You Don't Know Where it Goes

I've been so busy working on Operation Home Base that I didn't arrange for a guest. I will be still having a show at 5 pm eastern at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze. However, Gloria Loring will be stopping by for a few. Plus, I'm going to be playing music from previous guests. I will also have information how you can help those in Haiti.

Those who wish to talk to Gloria Loring or share information on Haiti, may call in at (347) 324-3745 or participate in the interactive chat room, which is available on the show’s page.

Until You Walk the Path, You Won’t Know Where it Goes is an interactive internet radio show, which takes a broader look at the topic of spirituality. Instead of focusing on the religious aspects of life, it delves into how our spirits inspire us to be our best and highest selves. The goal is to give a venue to those who wish to share their inspiration, their wisdom and their courage. By sharing our experiences, we not only give encouragement others to reach for their dreams, but to also help

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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Free Intuitive Readings with Julie McNulty



Until You Walk the Path, You Won’t know Where it Goes is proud to announce the return of Intuitive Healer and Medium, Julie McNulty on January 10 at 5 pm eastern.

Julie McNulty loves being an Intuitive Healer. In these healing sessions she provides healing modalities that cater to her clients personal needs. The modalities that Julie offers are Reiki Treatments which help balance the bodies energy system. Another method that Julie uses for healing is called Angel Therapy® where Julie opens herself up to her the messages from your Angels. While working with your Angels Julie can hear and see any messages that the Angels are trying to give you about your past, present or future. The third healing mechanism that Julie offers is a Mediumship Reading.

Tune at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on January 10 at 5 pm eastern to have a reading with intuitive psychic Julie McNulty. Those who wish to receive a reading from Julie McNulty may call in at (347) 324-3745 or participate in the interactive chat room, which is available on the show’s page.