How Will You Spend Cyber Monday?Check Our Computer Security Day Link For More Tips On How To Shop Worry Free! Welcome to November 30th, 2020 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate safety as we shop from the comfort of our homes. Because so many people are online today looking for good deals, hackers are surfing the internet as well. It’s as big a day for deals as it is for identity theft. So while you’re getting your holiday shopping underway, pay special attention to your online security. Nothing will keep you completely safe, but there are some simple, common sense steps that you can take to protect yourself. As tempting as it may be, don’t use public wi-fi to do your shopping and use strong passwords for your online accounts. We get it—buying gifts online is much more convenient and makes life much easier, but you might as well be safe about it. On Computer Security Day, take a few minutes to check that you’re browsing the web safely so that you have one less thing to worry about during the holidays. Shopping from the convenience of your living room has never been easier as we celebrate the phenomenon known as Cyber Monday. What began as a marketing gimmick in 2005 was actually a clever trend prediction by Ellen Davis and Scott Silverman of The National Retail Federation. They noticed the spike in online sales after Black Friday and figured that folks were using the faster internet at work to round out their holiday shopping. A simple press release launched the phrase and the Monday after Thanksgiving became the biggest online shopping day of the year. In 2019 that translated into more than 9 billion dollars in sales. It’s also a win win for shoppers who enjoy the ease of purchasing from their mobile devices. On Cyber Monday keep calm and shop on from anywhere you please. If you’d like to know more, be sure to follow us on Facebook and check out our website TheNationalDailyShow.com. I’m Anna Devere and I’m Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day!
Marie Osmond told us she is channeling every diva she has ever worked with for her latest role in Lifetime's Christmas Edition. In this new holiday flick Marie plays a media tycoon, we asked how she felt about the new "Fake News" term, along with the media's responsibility to tell the American people the truth about the news. Osmond wanted to make it clear that she loved our country, and that the people need to make sure to be responsible themselves, when getting their news. "They need to not just be listening, but they really need to do their research". The 61 year singer and actress added that "I don't do politics, who cares what celebrities think when it comes to politics? I don't." Fans have fallen in love with Marie since the 70's when she starred on the variety show Donnie and Marie, some will remember her 1973 #1 hit Paper Roses and some know her from her recent stint on The Talk. She did not want to discuss her exit from the daytime talk show, but did open up with us about her music. The singer said she has more music on the way and talked about winning a CMA Award in 1986 for Country Vocal Duo with Dan Seals on the song Meet me in Montana. Music has always been her medicine she explained, Marie is one of the founders of The Children's Miracle Network and wanted everyone to check out her music video for her song Music is Medicine. Finally we asked Marie what a typical Christmas was like in the Osmond household. Her answer may surprise you when it comes to the Holiday's at Marie's! Listen to this episode and other episodes of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas by going to The Podcast Playground. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
When it comes to long careers in television, few can rival the success of TODAY'sAl Roker. Hailing from Queens, a borough of New York City, the beloved weatherman has been one of NBC's most trusted voices for over 40 years. Now, he's out with his 13th book, "You Look So Much Better in Person: True Stories of Absurdity and Success," in which he shares the lessons he's learned over his distinguished career. Al tells us the story of when his Father took him to get his drivers license in a 1967 Ford Squire station wagon and how he got his start in show business on the radio in college. He gave us the gravy on this years Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. This will be the 94th year of the historic event and the parade must go on! It will be "reimagined as you might imagine" Roker told us, "Santa will hit Harold's Square this year and NBC will be there to cover it". Even with an increase in Covid cases in NYC, they will have a revised version of the parade this year in the City. NBC's coverage begins Thanksgiving Day 9am all times zones. The beloved weather man expressed that "climate change is a real and there is no question that it's happening." he also told us that "You can have good paying jobs, you can have job growth and be a steward to the planet". Roker also said that Donald Trump was incorrect when he called NYC a ghost town. Roker lives on the upper eastside of Manhattan and says "it's just as crowed as ever". After 40 years of broadcasting with NBC Al Roker has had a front row seat to 9-11, the #MeToo movement, presidential elections and the latest being Covid-19. We wanted to focus on the positive moments in his career covering musicians, authors and celebrities. Al admitted that meeting Charles Schultz the American cartoonist, who is credited for the Peanuts comic, was a dream come true." Listen to the podcast to hear the rest of our conversation with Al Roker. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.