Yep, it’s a TV show – “Weekends with Whitney”. Whitney Vann started out about 17 years ago on a TV station in Baton Rouge. She appeared on “Tune In” every day for most of those years. Her days started early, around 3:30 a.m. with makeup, breaking news, etc. One day, she just decided she’d had enough of the odd hours and the strain on family life with two children. I might be ad-libbing a little bit here, but I’m just trying to quickly get you to the punch line. She wanted something different and approached WBRZ about her dream job–her own TV show. So, this past October, she launched her show idea, and the show is entirely hers. A journalist first, she made it clear to me that she wanted the show to look professional (sounds like me and my first book, right?).
Now, three months later, the show is increasing in success while she finds the stories, writes the script, logs the film, helps edit, produces, and finds her own advertisers/sponsors. With the help of able-bodied camerawoman, Kim, they put out a great show, complete with great places in La. to travel over the weekend, sights to see, things to learn, cool people, and on and on.
Well, I had the good fortune of doing a mini Bayou Woman Adventure with Whitney and Kim just this past week. We went trout fishing, but the conditions were horrible. Not to fear, they made lemonade out of lemons and made the fishing segment, well, comical!! I had thawed out some trout fillets just in case we didn’t catch enough to cook and good thing I did. We were able to also do a little cooking segment, which I’ve never done before and looking forward to viewing. I’ve not seen the entire show yet, and I won’t until it airs; but I decided to go ahead and take a chance that it will be a great show for y’all to watch, too. (Clarification: By “great show” I mean that I might not look like a total idiot! Meaning, they’re going to make me look really good!)
So, if you live in the Baton Rouge area, it will be on WBRZ, Channel 2 at 6:30 a.m. Sunday morning, January 4th. If you want to watch it “live”, you can visit their website and watch it online.
Then, if you feel like it, come back here and leave your comments or compliments.
They earned their Bayou Woman Adventure t-shirts, and I also earned my Weekends with Whitney t-shirt!
And remember, you can give a Bayou Woman Adventure to a woman in your life as a gift certificate. Just let me know when, and we will work it out. You can book your Bayou Woman Adventure with as few as 3-4 women. Let 2015 be the year you make that call or email to me!
Whitney just emailed me the link to the YouTube video, so here ya go!