Good Day Alabama for October 2, 2013

Good Day Alabama for October 2, 2013

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Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for October 2, 2013:

JEH JEH LIVE - The 11th Annual Fiesta, Alabama's largest celebration of Hispanic culture and heritage festival, will be held at Linn Park in Birmingham on Saturday from 12 p.m. until 8 p.m. Fiesta displays the best Hispanic art, music, food and dance.  Tickets for Fiesta are $5 dollars in advance and $8 at the door.

ZOO CREW - Mickey visited with Cindy Pinger from the Birmingham Zoo to learn more about the activities going on at the Zoo this fall. For more information, visit

ELIZABETH GILBERT - Elizabeth Gilbert is the author of the # 1 New York Times bestseller Eat, Pray, Love - discusses her first novel in thirteen years - The Signature of All Things. Elizabeth Gilbert's immensely popular 2006 memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, was published in more than thirty languages, has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide, and in 2010 was made into a major motion picture starring Julia Roberts.  Her first two books (the short story collection Pilgrims, and the novel Stern Men) were New York Times Notable Books, and her most recent work, Committed - a memoir of marriage - was a # 1 New York Times bestseller.  In 2008, Time magazine named Gilbert one of the most influential people in the world.  Now, she's back with a sweeping new novel spanning the 18th and 19th centuries and several continents.  The Signature of All Things takes readers on a ride from the Age of Enlightenment to the Industrial Revolution, through the momentous scientific, social and commercial progress of those times, all while telling the birth-to-death story of one woman, botanist Alma Whittaker.

GRACE UNPLUGGED - Janice talked with James Denton and AJ Michalka - two of the stars of "Grace Unplugged." The movie was shot partially in Birmingham.  In "Grace Unplugged", having just turned 18, Grace Trey aspires to more than just singing at her church, where the worship leader is her father-a former pop star. So, with the help of Mossy, her dad's former manager, Grace records a cover version of her dad's old Top-10 hit, runs off to Los Angeles, and begins to taste the kind of stardom she's always dreamed about. Yet with each rung of the ladder she climbs, Grace feels more and more pressure to compromise her values, further straining her relationship with her parents. Will everything she experiences lead her to reject her faith … or rediscover it? GRACE UNPLUGGED opens in theaters October 4. It is rated PG. For more information, visit

ASK THE DOCTOR - G. Blaine Bishop, MD, Surgeon at Trinity Medical Center, joined us to take viewer questions about Wound Care. You can contact him at Trinity Medical Center.

GARDENING - Jon Culver with Sweet Peas Garden Center joined us to discuss new ideas for your garden. For more information or gardening advice from Jon Culver, visit Sweet Peas Garden Shop at 2829 Linden Ave, Homewood... The phone number is (205) 879-3839. Or you can email him at

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama
, we take you live to the Southern Women's Show and the Birmingham Botanical Garden's Antique Show. The Love Doctor joins us with relationship advice! And the Bargainomics Lady shows us some great deals! And as cooler temperatures roll in, the heaters and fireplaces crank up! We review our fire safety to keep your family protected! And our Pet of the Week joins us in the studio! Join us for all of this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!

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