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Beautiful weather in the dead of winter? Not likely. But a beautiful woman who talks about the weather? That we can do, as David and Elliott welcome NBC5 meteorologist Cheryl Scott to the program. Plus, NFL Hall of Famer Willie Brown, and actress Marion Ross of Happy Days.
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Sports and Torts: Meteorologist Cheryl Scott
Cheryl recently relocated from Knoxville to Chicago, and brought an incredibly mild winter with her. Too bad it won’t last (The mild winter, not her duties at NBC5!) We find out how she’s liking Chicago so far, and how the Wizard of Oz inspired her to become a meteorologist (DON’T call he a weather girl!)
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Sports and Torts: Marion Ross
You probably remember Marion best from Happy Days, but her Hollywood career has lasted a remarkable six decades! We’ll look back at some of the highlights, talk about some of her current work, and of course spend plenty of time talking about the Happy Days family.
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Sports and Torts: Hall of Famer Willie Brown
We catch up with the Hall of Fame defensive back on the state of the Raiders Franchise, which he has spent the last 41 years with, and his own career, from his days under Eddie Robinson at Grambling to Super Bowl XI.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Cheryl Scott
Cheryl Scott joined NBC5 in September as both the morning and evening weekend meteorologist. Ever since she was a little girl Scott has always been fascinated with the weather, stemming from her favorite childhood movie, "The Wizard of Oz." Growing up in a small town in New Jersey she was surrounded by winter snowstorms and summer thunderstorms, and these events made her realize she wanted to study the weather. In her eighth grade yearbook she even wrote, "I plan to become a meteorologist." She graduated from Brown University in 2007 with a Bachelor's Degree in Geological Sciences. Scott then went on to receive her Meteorology Certification in 2010 at Mississippi State's Distance Learning Program. In the summer of 2006, she began her broadcasting career as an intern at WCAU-NBC10 Philadelphia. She then joined WSEE in Erie, PA in 2007 as weekend meteorologist. Scott has also fore-casted for a 24-hour Caribbean Weather Channel in the Caribbean and Central America, including 30 islands. Scott has forecast for various places which has allowed her to cover several types of weather, from lake effect snow and extreme heat, to severe storms and tropical cyclones. Scott is proud to say that she was a member of the WSEE Storm-team during one of the snowiest seasons in history. During the 2008-09 season, Erie picked up 145.8 inches of snow, making it the second snowiest season on record. Scott joins NBC5 from Knoxville, TN where she worked as weekend meteorologist, WBIR. She was on air during the historic April 27, 2011 tragic tornado outbreak that brought dozens of tornadoes and fatalities to the Knoxville area. Scott believes this event will serve as a benchmark for the rest of her career. In her spare time Scott loves to travel, spend time outdoors, watch movies and be surrounded by good company. She loves spending time with her beagle, Lola. Sports have always played a big part in her life, since she was recruited to run track for Division I Brown University. Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/about-us/Cheryl-Scott-133106223.html#ixzz1jqYdnsD2

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Marion Ross
Born Marian Ross in Watertown, Minnesota, she lived in Waconia and then moved to Willmar and eventually to Albert Lea, Minnesota. At the age of 13, she changed the spelling of her name from "Marian" to "Marion" because she thought it would look better on a marquee. After completing her sophomore year in high school, she moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, and worked as an au pair while studying drama at the MacPhail Center for the Arts, and attending Southwest High School. A year later, her family moved to San Diego, California.She graduated from Point Loma High School in San Diego. Ross enrolled in San Diego State University, where she was named the school's most outstanding actress. After graduation in 1950, she performed in summer theater in La Jolla, California. The director was impressed by her talent, and recommended that she try for work in films. Ross made her 1953 film debut in Forever Female, starring Ginger Rogers and William Holden. She found steady work in film, appearing in The Glenn Miller Story (1954), Sabrina (1954), Teacher's Pet (1957), and Operation Petticoat (1959). Her career on television also began in 1953, when she played the Irish maid on the series Life With Father for two years. Her list of credits spans the history of classic TV, from The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, Steve Canyon, The Barbara Stanwyck Show, Father Knows Best, The Outer Limits, The Brothers Brannagan (two episodes as Diane Warren), The Eleventh Hour, Route 66, Hawaii Five-O, The Brady Bunch, Love Boat, and Night Court. In the 1961-62 season, she played Gertrude Berg's 33-year-old daughter, Susan Green, in CBS's sitcom Mrs. G. Goes to College. The Fugitive Ross also had an uncredited and non-speaking role as one of the hapless passengers on board Trans Global Flight #1 in the 1970 movie Airport. In 1970 Marion played a fellow computer scientist opposite Eric Braeden in the sci-fi thriller Colossus: The Forbin Project. Ross's best known role is in the sitcom Happy Days, which aired for eleven seasons on ABC, from 1974 to 1984. She portrayed endearing matriarch Marion Cunningham, mother of Richie, Chuck, and Joanie. She later starred in the short-lived but critically acclaimed drama—infused with a healthy dose of humor—Brooklyn Bridge,which ran on CBS from 1991 to 1993. Despite lasting only two seasons, the series won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for an Emmy Award following its first season. With Ross in the lead role, even though the series was created and executive-produced by Gary David Goldberg and was substantially based on his early life, this "drama" won its Golden Globe and received its Emmy nomination in the comedy/musical category. Ross also played a part in CBS's Touched by an Angel as a homeless woman who talked about the JFK conspiracy, and was in the final two episodes that closed out the series. In 1996, Ross starred as Rosie Dunlop opposite Shirley MacLaine in the Terms of Endearment sequel The Evening Star. Additionally, Ross played a secretly ill mother Eunice Fadiman in "The Cat", an episode of Early Edition that first aired on April 13, 1997. Ross acted on Broadway and on film, but she preferred television. In recent years, she played recurring roles as Drew Carey's mother on The Drew Carey Show (during one episode of which she was referred to as her Happy Days character Mrs. Cunningham, a deliberate error for a contest the show was running); as evil Bernice Forman on That '70s Show; and as Lorelai "Trix" Gilmore and Marylin on Gilmore Girls. She also frequently appeared on Hollywood Squares and did voiceover work as Grandma SquarePants on SpongeBob SquarePants and Mrs. Lopart on the Disney Junior Series Handy Manny. In an episode of the ABC drama Brothers & Sisters that aired in January 2007, she guest-starred as Ida, the not-so-loving mother of Nora and Saul, making an unwelcome visit to celebrate a milestone in her daughter's life. In April 2010, she returned for a guest appearance in the series' fourth season. In an episode that aired April 10, 2011, on ABC, her character dies of a heart attack. On June 7, 2008, the Albert Lea Civic Theater in Albert Lea, Minnesota changed its name to the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center. In April 2010, Ross guest-starred in Nurse Jackie as a homeless woman with dementia, and on May 13, 2010 she guest-starred in Grey's Anatomy as Betty Donahue. Also in 2010 she appeared in the Cartoon Network movie Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster as Mrs. Trowburg, along with former Happy Days co-star Ted McGinley.

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Willie Brown
Willie Brown played collegiate football at Grambling University and was not drafted by any professional team after leaving school in 1963. He was signed by the Houston Oilers of the American Football League but was cut from the team during training camp. He was then signed by the AFL's Denver Broncos and became a starter by the middle of his rookie season. He won All-AFL honors in his second season and played in the AFL All-Star Game, recording 9 interceptions for 144 yards. In 1967, Brown was traded to the AFL's Oakland Raiders and would spend the remainder of his career there. He served as defensive captain for 10 of his 12 years with the team. He was named to 5 AFL All-Star games and 4 NFL Pro Bowls. He was also named All-AFL 3 times and All-NFL 4 times. Perhaps Brown's most memorable moment as a Raider came during Super Bowl XI, when he intercepted a Fran Tarkenton pass and returned it a Super Bowl-record 75 yards for a touchdown. His record would stand for 29 years until it was broken by Kelly Herndon's 76-yard interception return in Super Bowl XL. Willie Brown retired after the 1978 season, and finished his Raiders career with 39 interceptions, tied for first all-time on the team. Overall, he finished his 16 Pro Football seasons with 54 interceptions, which he returned for 472 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also recovered 3 fumbles. He is a member of the American Football League All-Time Team and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on July 28, 1984, his first year of eligibility. In 1999, he was ranked number 50 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Football Players, making him the highest-ranking Raider player. Brown served as a defensive backfield coach for the Raiders from 1979-88. He also had stints as the head at Long Beach State, where he earned a master's degree, in 1991 and L.A. Jordan High School in 1994. In 1995 he returned to the Raiders as the Director of Staff Development.

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