The show biz adage that you should never work with dogs or children goes right out the window on today's show. On the Hallmark Channel's morning show Home & Family, Larissa Wohl has the "best job in the world" match-making adoptable pooches with their forever families. And Wendy Mitchell, author of Citizen Canine: Dogs in the Movies issues backstage passes to her insider knowledge of dogs in Hollywood.
They say in Tinsel Town you should never work with dogs or children. Today's guests disagree.
Larissa Wohl, Hallmark Channel Animal Rescue Expert
Larissa Wohl may have the best job in show business: every morning she gets upstaged by adorable adoptable dogs on the Hallmark Channel morning show Home & Family. A lifetime animal rescuer, this upbeat journalist has a lot to share about the joys and challenges of fostering dogs on and off live television.
Wendy Mitchell, Author of Citizen Canine: Dogs in the Movies
As a film industry insider and journalist, Wendy Mitchell has a unique perspective on the business. As a self-admitted dog obsessive, she finds herself watching movies "for the dogs." Those two viewpoints meet in her book about dogs on the silver screen, where she reveals everything canine about the movie industry. You won't believe what she has dug up!
01:39 Listener Line Answer to "What's the one invention you wish existed for your dog."
03:43 Larissa Wohl gives us a glimpse into her on and off camera life
08:11 Larissa talks about her book club
10:09 Behind the Scenes story from Larissa Wohl
12:15 Jim's Favorite Dog Movie
14:40 Author Wendy Mitchell talks Hollywood Hounds
15:45 The secret behind the terrifying car scene in the 1983 Stephen King movie, Cujo
16:34 Revelations about the most famous canine character, Lassie
17:57 Charlie Chaplin's onscreen dog, Mut, and his broken heart
18:47 Toto Tales
About Larissa Wohl
Larissa Wohl is a true pioneer in the pet rescue space. Through her on and off camera efforts, she's helped thousands of animals find their forever homes.
Currently Larissa can be seen every day as the host of Hallmark Channel's "Adoption Ever After" initiative for the network’s morning show Home & Family. As part of the initiative, Larissa showcases two adoptable animals a day and provides weekly segments to help pet parents with various issues such as pet safety, rescue animal education and enriching your pet’s life.
Larissa Wohl Book Club: https://www.larissawohl.com/book-club
Hallmark Channel Adoption Ever After: https://www.hallmarkchannel.com/adoption-ever-after
About Wendy Mitchell
Wendy Mitchell is a contributing editor for film business magazine Screen International. She has been a staff writer and editor at Entertainment Weekly, IndieWire and Rolling Stone and has written for The Guardian, Variety, Time Out New York, the New York Daily News, The Wall Street Journal, Glamour and Billboard. She consults for film festivals including San Sebastian, Rotterdam and Goteborg.
Wendy Mitchell: https://www.filmwendy.com/writing
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