Alison Garwood Jones

A Visit from “The Agenda’s” TV Crew

May 9, 2024

TV shoot for the book, I Miss My Mommy, with The Agenda

Last week, a team from the current affairs program, The Agenda with Steve Paikin joined me in my studio for a heart to heart discussion on the topic of orphaned adult grief, and my new book, I Miss My Mommy.

I couldn’t have asked for a better conversation partner than producer Carla Lucchetta.

Carla didn’t adopt the usual objective stance of a television interviewer. She made the courageous decision to get personal, sharing her own life experiences with parental and sibling loss.

TV shoot for the book, I Miss My Mommy, with The Agenda

We both agreed that we live in a world that insists that we move on from grieving sooner than later. However, our reaction to big losses doesn’t work that way. “I’ve been looking for validation for needing to process grief, and I found it in your book,” Carla said.

A final shout out to the artistic direction of the cameramen, Cabot and Dave. Their attention to lighting and getting the best angles for their shots created an easy-going and supportive atmosphere.

I’m glad I set up a craft services spread in the kitchen because the shoot was four hours long. We all dug into the turkey sliders in between scenes.

Craft Services - TV shoot for the book, I Miss My Mommy, with The Agenda

The I Miss My Mommy segment for TVO’s The Agenda will air shortly after 8:00 pm on Thursday, May 9, just in time for Mother’s Day.

The interview will also be streaming on YouTube and X. Links to follow!

My picture book, I MISS MY MOMMY, is available for pre-sale at Pen Jar Productions – link in bio

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2 responses to “A Visit from “The Agenda’s” TV Crew”

  1. Can I order your book:” I miss my Mommy ” at my Librairy ? I live in Toronto , On. Canada

    • alison says:

      Hi Anne-Marie! Thank you for showing interest in I Miss My Mommy! I will indeed be working to get it into the Toronto Public Library. I write you back when I have an update. ~ Alison

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