Cabrini students invade ‘The 10! Show’

By Jake Verterano
April 24, 2008


“The most important thing I learned about being on television is to never wear a tie,” Bill Henley, co-host of The 10! Show, said.

The audience laughed after this comment, and among the audience members were 30 students from Cabrini College.

The group was there as part of Professor Cathy Yungmann’s bi-annual trip to the show. I was fortunate enough to be part of the audience.

After a drive that left me in anything but the best mood, I made my way into the studio for the tapings. Students from Cabrini already lined the inclined ramp leading to the taping area.

Posters advertising some of NBC’s biggest shows, such as “Ellen” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” glared at you from across the waiting area. I’m not going to lie, I was a little creeped out by Jay Leno’s obnoxious grin smiling at me for 20 minutes.

After being gawked at by the inanimate object, I made my way into the studio. I plopped my big butt into the second row of the audience and looked around. Everyone was buzzing about what would happen on the show that day.

Some girl who looked about six welcomed the viewers at home to the show as hosts, Bill Henley and Lori Wilson, made their way to the seating area.

In case you don’t know who they are, drive down I-95 past Philly and there’s a giant billboard of them making the most uncomfortable faces I’ve ever seen in my life. I’m sure they love that.

Henley and Wilson engaged in some witty banter to ease into discussion.

The first guest was a bubbly blonde woman who was all about construction while using a pink screwdriver. How efficient?

A chef was also on the show, who made a delicious French style cheesesteak. Well, I can only guess it was delicious. Samples were not provided. I was not amused.

After some awkward shots of me not noticing a camera was on me, Cabrini student, Sabina DeGisi, was chosen from the audience for a makeover.

She emerged later on the show covered in eyeshadow, well, one side of her face was. The make up woman applied the rest on the air and DeGisi showed off her new look for the camera.

The show also contained some fun segments about pregnant women and soccer clubs for kids.

It was a pretty nice show, really great for families. It’s appropriate and has a little something for everyone.

I was fortunate enough to receive a tour of the studio, where we were shown the newsrooms as well as sound studios.

If you’re interested in attending The 10! Show, you can e-mail requests for tickets.You may attend the show once a month.

If you’re too lazy to drive there, watch it at 2 p.m. on NBC 10.

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