Celebrating Veterans Day, Chatting with Don Diamont and Christian Siriano, plus Maya 2012

In honor of our Nations’ heroes this Veterans Day, we are pleased to introduce you to animal trainer Clarissa Black, founder of Pets for Vets—an organization that serves both Veterans and shelter animals.  The Pets for Vets program is dedicated to providing a second chance for shelter pets by rescuing, training and pairing them with America’s veterans who could benefit from a companion animal.

Then CBS Soap fans will enjoy our interview with the dashing Don Diamont from the Bold and the Beautiful (B&B).  Most known for his character as “Dollar Bill” Spencer on B&B and formerly as Brad Carlton on the Young and the Restless, Don joins us to talk about his illustrious film and television career and his work with the  National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Finally, we have all heard about approaching end of the Maya calendar on December 21, 2012.  Certainly Hollywood has sensationalized what the Maya are calling “the end of the Long Count”—a 5,125-year cycle of the Maya calendar.  Some believe that it will be a peaceful transition while others warn it will be apocalyptic.   We will introduce travel writer Joshua Berman and his new book Maya 2012 (Moon Travel Guides).  Joshua will offer some insights into the predictions for next year as well as some suggestions on where travelers can experience the end of the Long Count.

Throughout the show you'll hear clips from our interview with fashion designer Christian Siriano.  Christian is the youngest winner of Bravo's "Project Runway" show and we met him during our coverage of 'Pink Rocks the Runway'–a fashion extravaganza that raises awareness and money for breast cancer research.