Every Thursday, the “Today Show” has a segment called “Everyone Has a Story.”
Anyone can submit an inspirational, intriguing and/or sad tale. One is chosen. Kathie Lee Gifford and her song-writing partner write about it; a Broadway star or similar person performs it, and the folks who wrote the letter watch in the studio.
(This all was explained to me a few minutes ago. The things you learn as a blogger…)
This morning, right after their Oscars report, Kathie Lee and Hoda (if you have to ask…) previewed this Thursday’s “Everyone Has a Story” story. It involves Amy and Marilyn Oestreicher, of — as Kathie Lee noted — Westport.
A while back, Amy was in the Staples Summer Theater production of “Cats.” Marilyn is her mother. Amy’s father is a dermatologist in town.
Kathie Lee and Hoda did not say what kind of story the Oestreichers will share. However, Kathie Lee revealed that she is looking forward to it.
And, I imagine, so is Hoda, Kathie Lee’s song-writing partner, Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira, Ann Curry, Al Roker, everyone else on the “Today Show” whose names I just had to Google, Dr. Oestreicher’s patients, Amy and Marilyn’s friends, and everyone else in Westport.