“Live with Lori: Political Food for Thought,” has featured the president of the Florida Senate, the speaker of the Florida House, two likely candidates for governor in 2018, and U.S. Rep. Dan Webster, one of the state’s most conservative Republicans.
On Wednesday morning, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, gets her turn at cooking and conversation.
Wasserman Schultz and host Lori Halbert make mustard sauce for Florida stone crabs and key lime pie, while they talk about immigration reform and funding cancer research, plus the congresswoman’s family and how women in politics juggle their responsibilities.
The third season of “Live with Lori: Political Food for Thought” begins 7:30 a.m. Sept. 25 on Fox affiliate Sun Sports, Channel 31 on Brighthouse and 1148 on Brighthouse HD. The show airs at 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays.
THE STORY: Lori Halbert’s spacious Indialantic kitchen and adjacent family room are a whirlwind of action.
Invading the usually quiet comfort are video cameras, bright lights, cables, a teleprompter and busy crew members.
They are all there to shoot “Live with Lori,” a cooking show that stirs a heaping helping of politics into some great recipes. The show, about to begin its third season, is broadcast on cable via the statewide Fox affiliate, Sun Sports.
The driving concept behind the show is to create a comfortable, everyday setting where viewers can begin to know their elected officials as real people. Lori hopes the show will help temper the rising rhetoric making politics such a minefield.
May 31, 2013
INDIALANTIC, Florida – A couple of years ago, former Indialantic councilwoman Lori Halbert was hosting a Fourth of July party for friends. As usual, she was in the kitchen. And subsequently, the talk turned to politics…and her future.
As the conversation progressed, an idea hatched: a cooking show about politics. She and partner Jason Steele, a former state representative, quickly realized that this was a unique concept. And the idea became reality.
“Live With Lori: Political Food for Thought” is now taping its third season – having wrapped 28 shows in Seasons 1 and 2. The show airs on Sun Sports Thursday mornings at 7:00 am. It has a potential viewership of over 6.6 million Floridians.
The weekly half hour show, which last year debuted in more than 6 million homes across Florida on the popular Sun Sports Network, a Fox Sports affiliate, was picked up for a second 13-episode season. Host Lori Halbert of Indialantic created the Florida-based program to serve as a cross between a political news show and a traditional cooking show, providing viewers an insider’s look at their elected lawmakers in a casual setting.
“Live with Lori is really about interviewing elected officials in a fun and non-threatening environment so our viewers can get to know them as the ‘people’ they are, not the sound bites in 30 second ads,” Halbert said. “It is a non-partisan show that allows the public to come to their own conclusions about their elected officials, and to have a little fun learning a new recipe, and just maybe come away with a new flavor for politics and policy.”
Live with Lori, Political Food for Thought airs Thursday mornings at 7:00 a.m. EST. Season 2 began February 7th featuring guest State Representative Jason Brodeur (R-Sanford) , with State Representative Gayle Harrell (R-Stuart) appearing on February 14th. State Representative Neil Combee’s (R-Polk City) interview will debut this Thursday, February 21st. Check local cable or satellite guide, or go to www.LivewithLori.com for Sun Sports Network channel listings.
About ‘Live with Lori, Political Food for Thought’
Host Lori Halbert, herself a former Indialantic town council member whose first venture into state politics was a bid for Florida House in 2010, has brilliantly mixed her two passions in what viewers and lawmakers are calling “a surprising, yet savory way.” Halbert’s goal is to make public policy a little more palatable to Floridians across the state and across partisan lines.
Season 1 highlighted over a dozen political influencers and policy makers at the state and federal level. Season 2 promises more of the same with cabinet and legislative leaders discussing issues impacting Floridians. To view Season 1 episodes in their entirety, and for Season 2 current programming, please go to www.LivewithLori.com. Follow us on Facebook at Live with Lori, and on Twitter @LivewithLoriTV.
Sun Sports is a Fox Television affiliate with a 6.6 million viewer cable and satellite TV audience throughout Florida. See your local cable or satellite guide for more information about the Sun Sports Network, or go to www.LivewithLori.com for channel listings.
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Live with Lori: cooking show fast becoming standard fare for top Florida lawmakers
Future Senate President: Latvala to appear
On Thursday, November 14, 2012 at 3:00 p.m., “Live with Lori,” the breakaway hit political cooking show that viewers are calling, “a delicious look under the lid of Florida politics,” will host future Florida Senate President Jack Latvala (R-Clearwater).Members of the press are invited to the taping of this show. There will be a lunch and an opportunity to speak with Host Lori Halbert and her guest in an informal setting before the taping begins.
The weekly show, which debuted in more than 6 million homes across Florida on the popular Sun Sports Network, a Fox Sports affiliate, on October 4 of this year is fast becoming the talk of state political circles and offers viewers a chance to hear from some of Florida’s most influential movers, shakers and policy makers as they cook up some gourmet favorite dishes.
On Thursday, October 4 at 7:00 a.m., “Live with Lori” will debut in more than 6 million homes across Florida on the popular Sun Sports Network, a Fox Sports affiliate. As the 2012 Presidential election approaches in November, a new Sun Sports morning show offers viewers a chance to hear from some of Florida’s most influential movers, shakers and policy makers as they cook up some gourmet favorite dishes.
Live with Lori is a cross between a Political News show and a Traditional Cooking show. Each week host Lori Halbert will serve up a little “Political Food for Thought” as she interviews politicians from all across Florida, while teaching them how to prepare a delicious meal.
“This is not a show to promote specific beliefs or agendas. It is a non-partisan show that will allow the public to come to their own conclusions about their elected officials, and to have a little fun learning a new recipe,” Halbert said.