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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Marie Osmond's New Hallmark Show Is Bright Spot on Daytime TV
Marie – the show – and Marie Osmond – the human being
– are welcome entries to daytime television.
In the warm and welcoming tradition of yesteryear’s Mike
Douglas and Dinah Shore talk/variety shows, Osmond’s new daily hour on The
Hallmark Channel brings a class, elegance and sophistication to today’s TV that
has been sorely missed for far too long.
A showbiz veteran of over five decades, with a seemingly
immortal, youthful glow and energy, Marie Osmond is a non-stop powerhouse of
talent on every level.We all know she
sings, dances, and acts to excel (the Friday night ABC variety show that she
hosted with her also-charismatic brother Donny, is legendary in the world of
classic television).But many of her
other diverse attributes may not be so obvious…at least not until you watch any
segment of Marie.
Thankfully, Marie on Marie goes against the grain of
the mean-spirited, edgy, non-stop sarcastic banter that is so prevalent on
other talk shows of today.Instead,
Marie employs her wit and media savvy with a pervading grace that actually lets
her guests talk, and she makes every attempt NOT to interrupt them.She’s nothing but a cordial host, as if she was speaking and entertaining her guests and,
subsequently, her viewers – in the intimacy of her own home.
In the Marie segments I have seen on television, and
during a recent and delightful visit to see the show in person, that’s exactly
the atmosphere that she creates.She
makes you feel “at home,” whether she’s chatting with a celebrity or a member
of her studio audience.Unlike many
public personalities who are only “nice” when the cameras roll, Marie treats
everyone the same: with respect.On or
off camera, she asks real questions about real life (“How’s your Mom?”), and
plays no favorites, only because she makes everyone feel like they are
her favorite.As a result, the viewers
at home are brought to the party as if by special invitation – and just plain
don’t want to leave or have that party end.
A multi-entertaining icon, Marie’s truest talents rest
with her God-given ability to communicate, her sense of humor (which is direct;
but never hurtful or insulting), and her ability to see everyone as equal.Her joyful spirit, combined with enormous
talents, and her generous heart (she’s raised countless millions for with, for
one, the Children’s Miracle Network charities), allows Marie Osmond, the gifted
human being, to present Marie, the show – as nothing less than a gift to
those who watch, embrace – and make – television.
In turn, Marie and Marie, make television history.