Kenny Smith from “Inside the NBA” called in to talk about his partnership with the National Urban League and Full Court reFRESH to renovate basketball courts in underserved neighborhoods in Chicago and other cities. We also tried to make sense of a very disappointing Bulls season.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Jon Tenney played Fritz Howard for seven seasons on “The Closer” and continues the role on TNT’s “Major Crimes.” His character in particular is featured in the two-part season 3 finale, which airs Monday night at 8CT. We discussed the evolution of his character, the devotion of fans of the series, and how he manages to be on two hit shows at once (he also plays Vice President Nichols on ABC’s “Scandal”).Follow @bigwakeupcall
Legendary chef Emeril Lagasse called in on a 25 below zero day to help us warm up in the kitchen during National Soup Month. We also discussed the 25th anniversary of his original restaurant and his latest TV projects. Emeril also talked about a contest where you can win a winter warm-up trip to Orlando and eat at his restaurant there.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Tony Denison plays Lt. Andy Flynn on TNT’s “Major Crimes,” which is back with all-new episodes Monday nights at 8 Central. We talked about the fan reaction to the return of season three, what it’s like to be one of a handful of actors to play the same character on two hit shows, and Tony’s work with the Sunshine Kids Foundation.