Don’t Miss This Show on Thanksgiving Day

November 24, 2009 at 11:18 am , by

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I have too many friends and loved ones who are fighting cancer. I’ll bet you know some, too. That stinks, and we’ve got to stop it. That’s why Ladies’ Home Journal got involved with Kaleidoscope, a “celebration of ice skating, song and survivorship” that airs on Thanksgiving Day.

Taped in Washington, D.C. on November 16, the show is a feel-good extravaganza. It features charming skating numbers by Olympic hopefuls as well as veterans such as cancer survivors Dorothy Hamill and Scott Hamilton. Hamilton (above, far right, with the cast) is especially inspiring. Not only does he serve as a co-host of the show, but the 51-year-old also performs jumps and back flips on the ice that athletes half his age would find daunting.

OliviaBreast-cancer survivor Olivia Newton-John (left, with me and LHJ’s publisher, Julie Pinkwater) also sings and shares hosting duties (she looks fabulous!). And American Idol stars David Archuleta and Katharine McPhee belt out songs that will put you in the holiday mood. When you watch the show, check out McPhee’s fabulous new look with her platinum blond hair and metallic miniskirt. I met Archuleta briefly in the makeup room, and he was as adorable as you would imagine. What impressed me most, though, was that voice. When he sang a simple, elegant and powerful rendition of “Silent Night,” he made this cynical old journalist tear up a bit.Viktor Julie

So how was I lucky enough to get behind the scenes? Well, I’m in the show, too! Nope, I’m a crappy skater. But I get to deliver some “did you know?” cancer-prevention tips. Watch for me before the commercial breaks. I’m thrilled to play a small part in this tribute to the hundreds of thousands of people who are diagnosed with cancer each year in this country. And, of course, to hobnob with Olympic heroes, like Hamill and Hamilton—and sexy and funny gold medalist Viktor Petrenko (right). Happy and healthy Thanksgiving to all!

Kaleidoscope is a show you don’t want to miss! Tune in on Thanksgiving Day at 4 p.m. Eastern Time (after football) on Fox.

Photos courtesy of Peter Staples.

18 Responses to “Don’t Miss This Show on Thanksgiving Day”

  1. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Julie Bain, EmilyChau&JuliaKagan. EmilyChau&JuliaKagan said: Our editor met David Archuleta, Katharine McPhee & Scott Hamilton while taping show abt survivorship-Watch them on Tday http://bit.ly/8uNlfN [...]


  2. I love David Archuleta. His Christmas album is nothing short of Amazing….if you want a great collection on Christmas songs get this one. It is among the best if not the best. He does one song in French and one in Spanish. amazing. Can’t wait to watch this show!


  3. David Archuleta’s Christmas album “Christmas From The Heart” is so good. I bought one for myself and as gifts. It is just beautiful and my wife loves it. We are excited about this show.


  4. Aw…David! How can you not fall in love with a beautiful young man with an incredible voice and an adorable face?! His album is just awesome! Love Pat a pan and his duet with Charice!


  5. I was at the taping and it was a fabulous show! Everyone should watch this if they want to feel uplifted and hopeful. I think everyone knows someone who has or has had cancer — this hit home for me. David Archuleta is particularly amazing in the show. Yes, he will reach you in your heart and soul, where the tears come from! Run and get his Christmas cd! It’s the best Christmas gift you’ll receive all season. Happy Thanksgiving!


  6. Yes, Archuleta sang “Pat-A-Pan” in the live show and it was amazing–my favorite. I hope it makes it into the edited version. That boy can SING!!


  7. My husband and I were at the Kaleidoscope taping and it was such a great and worthy event. Can’t wait to watch it on TV.

    It was so emotional watching Scott Hamilton perform again and the reaction of the crowd… goosebumps! Olivia and Dorothy are so inspirational.

    Have to admit, kinda fell in love with David Archuleta and his amazing voice….. had to go and buy his CDs the next day. LOVE THEM!


  8. i can’t wait for this show to air. saw spoilers on youtube and it’s going to be beautiful. i hope david archuleta’s pat a pan and the first noel also make it on the broadcast because they were amazing.


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