Monday, January 9, 2017
You co-host Weekdays with Murph, how long has it been and what is it like for you to do an internet show?
I have co-hosted the show nearly three years. It will actually be three years in March. It's great, I love it. I like that we can just get on the phone with people and do the show, and that makes scheduling interviews a little easier, because we don't have to physically go anywhere. We can do the show anywhere, and I've done it in some strange places... the tanning bed, the grocery store, in my car on a road trip. You name it, I've probably done a show from there at some point. I will actually be leaving Weekdays at the end of the month to focus on my own new show!
You're starting a new show?
Yes! I'm so excited. Cathy Chandler, who has helped us at Weekdays a few times, has agreed to co-host with me. We named the show Talk Daytime after going back and forth on names a while. We've been planning it and working on it about six months so finally premiering is exciting!
You and Cody recently interviewed Genie Francis. What was that like?
It was amazing. Seriously. Ever since my first day on the show, I have said that my dream interview would be with Genie. It took me a really long time to get there, but I did. I have been actively pursuing it on and off for about eighteen months, and we finally worked it out. I was the one working on it, but Cody was always encouraging and supportive of my dream and he let basically stepped aside and let me do my thing, which was so sweet of him. I appreciate his support on it, for sure. As for Genie herself, she was very kind and genuine and I enjoyed getting to know her a little bit. I can't say enough nice things about chatting with her. We also got to make a longtime friend of mine, Nancy's, dream of "meeting" Genie come true, which is something she'd wanted for about 35 or so years. While I was excited for myself, I was also really excited to make someone else's (who has wanted to meet Genie longer than I've been alive) dream come true. It was a great day for all of us.
What is your guilty pleasure?
I love to record a bunch of episodes of General Hospital, like an entire week, and binge watch them all at once. I also love watching Gilmore Girls reruns. I sing to Martina McBride's old records, too. I also secretly love watching episodes of Bob Ross' TV show, and I love the super romantic, sappy Hallmark Christmas movies, even the ones that are really unrealistic like "A Prince for Christmas".
Is there anyone you would like to have on your show in the future?
You know, I said for nearly three years that Genie Francis was my dream guest. Now, I feel like I can retire happy at the ripe old age of 19 (LOL). But, no, seriously, I would love to interview Laura Wright or Nancy Lee Grahn. I'd like to have Mary Beth Evans on the show sometime, because she was my first real interview on Weekdays. But, my dreams have come true as cheesy as it sounds, so honestly, I'll be happy no matter what happens in the future.
You attend college. What is your major and goals?
Well, until recently, I was a nursing major. I was completely miserable but scared to tell anyone. I finally told my family I wanted to change my major and everyone was really excited and supportive, and happy that I made the decision to do what I always wanted to do. My major is now communications with a minor in political science. I might pursue law school one day, but my goals for now are just to get good grades and do as well as possible. I used to joke and say that I wanted to be like Hillary Clinton, because I admire her a great deal, but who knows?! I'm just very excited to be pursuing something that makes me happy.
Thank you so much for joining me!
Thanks for having me back on the blog! I just want everyone to know that they can find me on Twitter @ emilyc0915 or Instagram @ emilylaurencorbett and catch Talk Daytime in 2017. Very exciting things happening in this new year, so everyone stay tuned!