Pittsburgh Today Live Chat: September 13, 2019

Pittsburgh Today Live Chat: September 13, 2019


HELLO EVERYONE, ALL SORTS OF LAST MINUTE THINGS GOING ON BEHIND THE SCENES. IT IS AMAZING WHAT HAPPENS BEHIND THE SCENES. BUT YOU KNOW I HAVE A CONFESSION. WHAT IS THAT? I HAVE HAD THIS RECURRING NIGHTMARE, RIGHT BEFORE THE HALLWAY WORK THAT WE DO BEFORE THE SHOW STARTS THAT I FALL FLAT ON MY FACE I CANNOT GET OUT AND YOU HAVE TO START THE SHOW WITHOUT ME. A GOOD THING THAT HAS NOT HAPPENED. BUT TODAY BECAUSE IT IS FRIDAY THE 13th I WAS NERVOUS AS I THOUGHT IT WOULD HAPPEN ARE YOU SUPERSTITIOUS? I AM NOT, I DON’T KNOW WHERE THAT COMES FROM BUT I DO HAVE THIS NIGHTMARE AND I AM GLAD THAT I MADE IT TODAY. I THOUGHT YOUR WALKING WAS GREAT, SOME OF THE BEST WALKING I HAVE SEEN IT BUT FOR SOME PEOPLE THEY ARE NERVOUS TODAY AND THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO FEAR THE NUMBER THE 13, IT IS REAL FOR THEM, BUT TODAY BEING FRIDAY THE 13th BUT ALSO SOMETHING ELSE I DID NOT KNOW ABOUT, WE LEARNED THIS FROM THE NATIONAL CALENDAR DAY IT IS NATIONAL HUG YOUR BOSS THEY. DID YOU HUG GIL TODAY? WELL I HUG DALE ALL THE TIME BUT NOT TODAY DO THIS WITH CAUTION, ASK PERMISSION FIRST, BECAUSE IT COULD LEAD TO AN AWKWARD SITUATION. YOU KNOW SOME BOSSES YOU HUG AND SOME ARE NOT. YOU CAN GET A VIBE BEEN. I HAVE TO ASK YOU A QUESTION. CAN I HAVE A HUG? I WILL GIVE YOU A HUG. YOU’RE NOT MY BOSS BUT YOU KEEP ME IN CHECK. AND I AM A HUGGER AND TODAY IS ALSO NATIONAL BLAME SOMEONE ELSE THEY. I LIKE THIS DAY. IT TURNS OUT IT IS CELEBRATED THE FIRST FRIDAY THE 13th OF THE YEAR WHICH TURNS OUT TO BE TODAY SO THE IDEA IS IF YOU RUN INTO BAD LUCK YOU BLAME IT ON SOMEBODY ELSE. I COULD GET USED TO THAT. I AM ALL ABOUT OWNING UP IF YOU SCREW UP BUT IT IS KIND OF FUN. IF I EVER DO TRIP AS I WALK INTO THE STUDIO I WILL BLAME IT ON DAVID. YES IT IS FAR MORE LIKELY I WOULD FALL DOWN AND FAR MORE LIKELY I WOULD FALL OUT OF THIS CHAIR NOW. I TELL YOU I HAVE NO COORDINATION I THINK YOU DO PRETTY GOOD DID ONE MORE THING TO MENTION ABOUT TODAY, ALSO A FULL MOON TONIGHT. FRIDAY THE 13th AND A FULL MOON. IT IS A HARVEST MOON AND THIS IS BECAUSE OF THEM AND GAVE EXTRA LIGHT IN THE EVENING FOR THE FARMERS TO HARVEST THEIR CROPS AND YOU CAN SEE IT EARLY SATURDAY MORNING AROUND 12:30 AM BUT I WILL BE ASLEEP. I WILL BE AT THAT POINT AND TO RIVAL THE FULL MOON WE HAVE VIDEO OF A BEAUTIFUL SUNRISE THIS MORNING, PHOTOGRAPHER SCOTT JANKE CAPTURED THIS, LOOK AT THIS COMING UP OVER PITTSBURGH, SO STRIKING AND IT LOOKS AS FULL AND ROUND AS THE HARVEST HE IS AN AWESOME PHOTOGRAPHER BUT THAT IS A GREAT PICTURE OF THE SUN. HE NEEDS TO SELL THE VIDEO. IN FACT HE DID AND WE BOUGHT IT SO IT WORKED OUT FOR ALL OF US. CONTINUING OUR THEME OF SLIGHTLY UNUSUAL THINGS THAT I THINK WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT TODAY. AND I DO FEEL UNUSUAL. WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF A PALINDROME WEEK AND MAYBE THAT IS WHAT AND YOU KNOW WHAT THAT IS? IT IS A WORD SPELLED THE SAME FORWARDS AND BACKWARDS BUT LOOK AT WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THE DATES, IT IS ACTUALLY A 10 DAY STRETCH AND FROM TODAY FORWARD WE WANTED TO SHOW YOU, THEY ARE THE SAME, FRONT WORDS AND BACKWARDS. I DO NOT BELIEVE THIS WAS THE CASE SO I HAD TO TAKE A PEN AND WRITE IT THE RIGHT WAY, THE FORWARD WAY COME AND DO IT BACKWARDS BUT IT DOES WORK. IT IS TRUE AND YOU CAN DO THIS UP UNTIL THE 19th AND SOME NEWS REPORTS ARE SAYING THIS IS THE LAST TIME OF THE CENTURY THAT YOU CAN DO THIS. BUT THEN WE GOT AN EMAIL HERE AT KDKA FROM A SCHOOLTEACHER IN VIRGINIA I BELIEVE. SHE SAID THAT HER CLASS HAS BEEN WORKING ON THIS AND THEY SAID NO. NOT TRUE BUT SHE SENT US THE STRETCH OF 10 DAYS AND SHE SAID IT HAPPENS AGAIN IN 2021 AND AGAIN IN 2028. THAT IS SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO. IF YOU HAVE NOT CELEBRATED PALINDROME WEEK YOU CAN STILL DO IT AND WHEN YOU’RE TO COME. SO WE HAVE AN UPDATE ON THE POPEYES CHICKEN SANDWICH. THE STORY THAT WILL NOT GO AWAY. OF COURSE PEOPLE ARE CLAMORING TO TRY THE SANDWICH AND THERE HAS BEEN A NATIONWIDE SHORTAGE AND GAIL KING HAD A CHANCE TO TRY IT. WE HAVE NOT GOTTEN THE SANDWICHES. NOT THAT WE ARE BITTER BUT I AM A LITTLE BITTER. THIS IS A JOKE AND POPEYES PUT OUT A TWEET WITH THE VIDEO AND THE VIDEO SUGGEST YOU CAN BRING YOUR OWN BUN, SO BYOB. YES IN FACT YOU WILL SEE THIS, IT IS A VIDEO ON TWITTER AND LET’S SHARE IT NOW. JUST THREE TENDERS. BUT THAT IS ALREADY ON THE MENU. AND I HAVE TO BRING MY OWN BUN. WHAT THE? SERIOUSLY WHEN ARE YOU GETTING THE SANDWICH THOUGH? YOU SEE I LOVE IT SAYS ON THE BOX OF TENDERS BYOB. SO FUNNY AND I AM THINKING THE BUN IS PART OF THE DELICIOUSNESS OF THE SANDWICH, IT IS SO TOASTED AND BUTTERY. RIGHT AND THIS IS ALL A JOKE BUT SOME PEOPLE IN SOCIAL MEDIA DO NOT THINK IT IS FUNNY BUT THEY ARE LIKE CUT OUT THE CRAP POPEYES AND GIVE ME A SANDWICH. AT FIRST I THOUGHT IT WAS BRING YOUR OWN BOOZE AND I WAS LIKE WHAT IS POPEYES ONTO NOW? A WHOLE NEW THING AT POPEYES, NO, IN THIS CASE IT STANDS FOR BUN IS THERE A MANUFACTURER SHORTAGE IS WHAT I’M WONDERING, JUST TO GET EVERYBODY TALKING ABOUT IT? AND NOW THIS BUN THING TO KEEP US TALKING ABOUT IT. IT COULD BE THE BIGGEST MARKETING PLOY OF ALL TIME OR THEY HAVE JUST CREATED A SANDWICH SO GOOD THEY HAVE RUN OUT. I THINK IT IS A LITTLE BIT OF BOTH BECAUSE OF THE SANDWICH WAS NOT GOOD AT THIS POINT IT WOULD HAVE GOTTEN OUT BY NOW, BUT WHAT A GENIUS STRATEGY AND I DO NOT THINK THEY SPENT A LOT OF MONEY ON THIS MARKETING PLOY. VERY CUTE THAT WAY. HERE IS A QUESTION. HOW MUCH DO YOU TIP AT A RESTAURANT? 15% OR 20% AND DOES IT DEPEND ON THE SERVICE YOU GET? THIS GETS A LOT OF PEOPLE TALKING ALL OVER THE PLACE AND THERE IS A NEW SURVEY ABOUT WHO IS MOST LIKELY TO TIP. THIS WAS DONE BY CREDIT CARDS.COM IT SAYS THAT MEN AND MILLENNIALS ARE THE WORST DIPPERS AND WOMEN AND BABY BOOMERS ARE MORE LIKELY TO TIP WELL BUT 77% OF THE PEOPLE ALWAYS GET OR GIVE SOMETHING TO SERVERS. BUT THE NUMBERS DROP WITH FOOD DELIVERY PEOPLE, HAIRDRESSERS AND TAXI DRIVERS. HERE IS A LITTLE ADVICE ON WHAT TO DO.REPORTER: A GENERAL RULE OF THUMB, IF SOMEONE IS MAKING THINGS EASIER FOR YOU, THEY’RE GOING OUT OF THEIR WAY TO DO SOMETHING NICE FOR YOU, I WOULD FEEL COMPELLED TO GIVE THEM A LITTLE SOMETHING. I THINK IN PARTICULAR IF THIS IS SOMEONE YOU’RE INTERACTING WITH REGULARLY THAT IS ALL THE BETTER. THAT IS GOOD ADVICE. I THINK SO. I ALWAYS TIPPED AND I LOVE WHEN THEY FIGURE OUT THE MATH FOR YOU BECAUSE I AM THE WORST MATH PERSON AND YOU GO TO CANADA AND YOU PAY WITH A CREDIT CARD. THEY WILL BRING A MACHINE AND YOU JUST PUT 20% AND THEY FIGURE IT OUT FOR YOU WHICH I LOVE. CANADA IS AHEAD OF US ON THAT. THEY ARE. YOU KNOW I HAVE A VERY STRONG FEELING ON THIS, I ALWAYS HAVE TO TIP SOME IT COMES AS SERVING AS A WAITRESS BUT THAT IS WHAT THEY SURVIVE ON. THOSE SERVICE JOBS, PART OF WHAT IS FACTORED IN IS THE TIP MONEY WHICH NEEDS TO BE A PART OF IT AND WITHOUT THAT THEY WOULD BE IN BAD SHAPE SO I PROBABLY OVER TIP IF ANYTHING. AND I DO AS WELL. AND THE SERVICE IT WOULD ALMOST HAVE TO BE THREATENING MY LIFE OR HORRIBLE, I WILL ALWAYS TIPPED, BUT MAYBE I WOULD GO DOWN TO 15% BUT IT WOULD TAKE ME A LOT FOR ME TO GET THERE. I TRULY BELIEVE IN THE TIP YES THE SERVICE INDUSTRY IS VERY DIFFICULT OKAY WE ARE EXCITED TO TAKE ON A NEW PROJECT HERE, TEAM PTL WILL HEAD UP THIS YEAR’S KDKA-TV TURKEY FUND DRIVE AS MANY OF YOU KNOW KDKA STARTED THIS DRIVE IN 1982 AND THE NEED CONTINUED AND SO DID THE DRIVE. NOW IT IS A KDKA-TV NEXT GIVING TRADITION, THERE ARE MATCHING FUNDS FROM PNC BANK AND HAVE BEEN ABLE TO PROVIDE MEALS TO THOSE IN NEED THROUGH THE GREATER PITTSBURGH COMMUNITY FOOD BANK. I LOVE THIS PRODUCT AND PROJECT AND WE CANNOT BE MORE HONORED TO CONTINUE THIS TRADITION AND IT OFFICIALLY KICKS OFF NEXT MONTH BUT WE GOT STARTED A FEW WEEKS AGO WITH A VISIT ABOUT A PROMOTION ALREADY AIRING ON KDKA SO WE WENT TO THE SCHOOL, ST. BERNARD’S AND MOUNT LEBANON, AND IT WAS FUNNY TO SEE THE LITTLE DESK BECAUSE YOU FORGOT HOW SMALL EVERYTHING IS WE HAD TO BEHAVE OURSELVES SO WE DID NOT GET SENT TO THE PRINCIPAL’S OFFICE BUT THESE ARE SHOTS BEHIND THE SCENES. WE WENT TO THE SCHOOL BECAUSE WE ARE ENCOURAGING AREA SCHOOLS TO GET IN ON THIS DRIVE BY PUTTING SOME FUN IN THE FUNDRAISING. MANY SCHOOLS ALREADY DO THIS. I’M SORRY I MISSED THIS COMPETITION. SO MUCH FUN AND THE WHOLE COMPETITION, THEY HAVE HAD DRESSDOWN DAYS AND IT HAS BEEN SO WONDERFUL TO RAISE MONEY. KIDS GET INTO THE SPIRIT OF HELPING OTHERS HERE IS A LOOK AT THE FINISHED PROMO. REPORTER: WE’RE SO EXCITED TO BE PART OF THIS YEARS KDKA TURKEY RUN WE WANT YOUR SCHOOL TO BE A PART OF OUR TEAM AND HELP RAISE MONEY FOR FAMILIES IN NEED IT IS A PERFECT WAY TO LEARN ABOUT GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY AND YOU MAY BE FEATURED ON PITTSBURGH TODAY LIVE. FOR MORE DETAILS GO TO KDKA.COM. LET YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL KNOW ABOUT GETTING INVOLVED. WE LOVE IT WHEN THEY ARE INVOLVED IN IT IS A GREAT PROGRAM. IT IS THAT WE WANT TO SHARE MORE PICTURES AND WE HAVE A LOT OF THOSE, WE SHOT ANOTHER TURKEY FUND PROMOTION YESTERDAY. YES THIS IS IN ‘S KITCHEN, SOMEONE HERE AT KDKA, AND PEOPLE DO NOT HOW METICULOUS IT IS TO PUT TOGETHER A PROMO LIKE THIS BECAUSE WHEN THE CAUSE IS IMPORTANT YOU WANTED TO BE PERFECT. THIS IS A VIDEO WE WANT TO SHOW YOU BEHIND-THE-SCENES JIM FROM PNC BANK WAS THERE WITH US BECAUSE THEY ARE OUR PARTNER IN ALL OF THIS AND WE HAD A LOT OF FUN BASICALLY AN EARLY THANKSGIVING DINNER FOR US TO SHOOT THIS PREMO AND HEATHER WAS THERE, MIKEY IS ON HER PHONE, SELENA IS CHATTING AND WE ALSO HAVE STILL PICTURES IN BETWEEN TAKES, THIS IS A GOOFY SELFIE THAT RON CAUGHT. THIS IS THE CREW. THEY HAD TO HOLD UP THESE BOOM MICS AM I AM SURE THEIR ARMS GOT TIRED AT THE END OF THE DAY BECAUSE THAT WAS FANTASTIC, AND THEN HERE IS HEATHER AND BABY ROCCO WAS THERE WITH A BOWTIE HE MADE EVERYBODY SMILE. AND I HAD A CHANCE DURING ONE OF THE BREAKS TO HOLD BABY ROCCO AND SELENA TOOK THIS PICTURE ON HER PHONE AND I LOVE HOW HE IS LOOKING AT ME. HE IS LOOKING AT YOU LIKE YOU ARE HIS EVERYTHING. EVEN RON SMILEY GOT A CHANCE TO WATCH ROCCO WHEN WE SHOT ONE OF THEM AND THE THING IS A LOT OF YOU HAVE BEEN ASKING WHEN WILL HEATHER RETURN? WE MISS HER AS WELL AND THE NEWS IS OUT SHE WILL BE BACK OCTOBER 10 WE ARE SO HAPPY BECAUSE SHE GOT A CHANCE TO SPEND SOME TIME WITH THE GIRLS AND BABY ROCCO WHICH HAS BEEN GREAT. WE CANNOT WAIT. WE COULD KEEP TALKING ALL DAY QUITE LITERALLY BUT JILL IS TELLING US NOT TO BECAUSE WE WANT TO MOVE ON AS THERE IS A TREMENDOUS STUFF COMING. WE ARE LIVE THIS ONE WITH ONE OF OUR FAVORITE GUEST, PENGUIN. OF COURSE PENGUIN THE PTL PUPPY HE IS WITH SELENA AND THE RIVER HOUND AND SINCE HE IS A COUNTY WILL FIT RIGHT IN AND COMING UP AN UPDATE ON PENGUIN AND THE RIVER HOUNDS UNDEFEATED STREAK AT HOME, PLUS A MAC & CHEESE FEST AND TOBY KEITH, ALL GREAT STUFF COMING TO HIGHMARK STADIUM. WE ARE ALSO LIVE AT HEINZ FIELD GETTING READY FOR A BIG WEEKEND FOR FAN FEST AND THE STEELERS HOME OPENER SO FIND OUT ABOUT SPECIAL FANS COMING UP. WE HAVE A COMEDIENNE HERE. IF YOU GO BE PREPARED TO BE SINGLED OUT IN THE AUDIENCE AND