October 23, 2019
ON THE OCTOBER 23 EDITION OF ‘TAMRON HALL,’ SPORTS PERSONALITY SKIP BAYLESS AND ERNESTINE SCLAFANI BAYLESS SHARE HOW TO MAKE A RELATIONSHIP WORK WHEN YOUR HUSBAND’S MISTRESS IS THE WORLD OF SPORTS
Also on Today’s Show, Tamron Sits Down With Jim Pitzen, Father Of Missing Child Timmothy Pitzen and Former Convicted Felons Andrew Zurica (Hard Times Sundaes) And Dave Dahl (Dave’s Killer Bread) on Second Chances
Ernestine Sclafani Bayless, Skip Bayless and Tamron Hall
Dave Dahl and Tamron Hall
Watch clip from today’s “Tamron Hall” HERE
Photo Credit: ABC/Jenny Anderson
On the Wednesday, October 23rd edition of “Tamron Hall,” Tamron spoke with sports personality Skip Bayless and his wife, Ernestine Sclafani Bayless (Los Angeles, CA), to discuss her best-selling book, “Balls: How to Keep Your Relationship Alive When You Live with a Sports-Obsessed Guy.”
Ernestine, who shared that early on in her relationship she realized, “Skip’s mistress is sports” and adding, “if you cut him, little footballs would come out” -- revealed her number one tip to those whose partners are sports obsessed, saying: “I have been with him (Skip) for 14 years, but you have to compromise in any relationship whether you’re married to a doctor or married to an engineer - you have to compromise.”
Skip joined the conversation via satellite and noted that early on in their relationship he asked Ernestine to order the sports TV package for her apartment. On the pivotal and comical moment:“After we got the NFL and NBA package she actually fell in love with pro basketball for me to keep our love alive...she actually became an NBA fan.”
Skip also shared how surprising it was to find someone who would put up with his sports obsession and expressed gratitude for his wife: “I was pleasantly shocked and she is saintly for what she does. She has made it work and I didn’t think anybody in this world could’ve made it work with me.”
In an emotional interview with Jim Pitzen (Aurora, IL), whose six-year old son Timmothy disappeared eight years ago after his mother committed suicide (Watch clip HERE). Jim talked to Tamron backstage to share his painful journey and continued search after finding out that a young man, who falsely claimed to be Timmothy, was in fact, an imposter. On what drives him to keep speaking out in the hopes his son is still alive, he said: “I continue to speak out because I want my son home. His family misses him, everybody wants him and wants him to come and to show him that his mom was a nice person and what happened was a realization of her depression.”
Tamron was later joined by Timmothy’s aunt, Kara Jacobs, the sister of his mother Amy Fry-Pitzen as well as Angeline Hartmann, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s media director. Speaking on how missing children cases impact entire families, Kara shared how the loss of her sister and the disappearance of her nephew destroyed her life for the past eight years and that she often thinks about the woman who had to walk in and find her sister. Angeline also shed light on other missing children cases around the country, including Kamille McKinney (Birmingham, AL), Sophie Reeder (Fort Lauderdale, FL) and Raymond Green (Atlanta, GA).
Also on today’s show, Hard Times Sundaes’ founder Andrew Zurica (Park Slope, NY) and Dave Dahl (Milwaukie, OR), founder of Dave’s Killer Bread, discussed how their time behind bars helped them choose better paths for the future and how their entrepreneurial business ventures provided them with a second chance at life.
Andrew Zurica, who served 57 months for international drug trafficking, now calls himself New York City’s "burger-prenuer” (Watch clip HERE) after beating the odds and not listening to those naysayers who doubted him. On getting started with his food truck business:“When I was in prison I always knew two things, if you want to eat good you need to work in the kitchen and it’s a good way to keep your skills sharp. I’ve always been a hustler, I’m hustling food now.”
After serving four separate prison sentences for everything from burglary to armed robbery to drug dealing, Dahl shared how he turned his family business into a $275 million dollar company (Watch clip HERE), saying, “We needed better bread and I figured out a way to make better bread.”
Listings for “Tamron Hall” the week of October 21 are below.
“Tamron Hall” Upcoming Listings:
Thursday, October 24: Megan Phelps-Roper on her journey from hate to hope after leaving the Westboro Baptist Church, which her grandfather started. Plus: the epidemic of police suicide.
Friday, October 25: Allyson Felix, 2012 Olympic champion who recently beat Usain Bolt’s world record for the most gold medals at the track and field World Championships. Plus: Tamron’s looks of the week.
“Tamron Hall” Show Description:
“Tamron Hall” (tamronhallshow.com), broadcasting from New York City, features a dynamic mix of live and taped shows. From the deeply moving to the purely fun, the nationally syndicated show is a daily destination for all things topical and a platform for viewers to connect with the people who are shaping our world through meaningful, engaging and entertaining conversations. As a new mom, a newlywed and a new force in Daytime, proving you can accomplish anything at any age, Tamron Hall brings a refreshing, relatable, unpredictable and unstoppable voice to television. “Tamron Hall” is executive produced by Bill Geddie and Tamron Hall. Talia Parkinson-Jones is co-executive producer.
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