A. I’ve been in television for a long time but I’ll never forget my very young years of being a waitress and bartending. Didn’t we all do that?
A. I’m lucky: I have my favorite job.
A. Needham High School in Needham Massachusetts. Westfield State College in Westfield Massachusetts. I like the east coast.
A. Can’t narrow it down to just one.
A. Ernst Lubitsch’s “Trouble in Paradise.”
A. “Antiques Roadshow” of course!
A. A passion-filled journey on life's best street.
A. This too shall pass.
A. Being surrounded by those I love and those who love me.
A. My greatest fear is anybody learning what my greatest fear is. And yes, that means, I’m not telling.
A. I’d like to roam the world on a hunt for great antiques. I’d start here in Boston, head west and once I reach the California coast, cross the Pacific and keep on going. When I’m done sit under the shade of a cabana on a beach.
A. You probably didn’t know him and he wasn’t famous: My Dad.
A. This is hard. I admire those with generous spirits.
A. “You know.” And I’m trying to cure myself, you know?
A. The Big Mistakes.
A. I’d be a great singer with a mesmerizing voice.
A. On a personal note, I’ve stayed happily married while raising wonderful children and on a professional note, being at the helm of Antiques Roadshow.
A. At times I might speak before I think. My publicist tolerates it.
A. I see the best in others and truly want the best for them. By the way, that’s also my worst quality.
A. I like being me. I can imagine wanting someone else’s house, car or other material comfort…
A. My Boston accent and big brown eyes.
A. Robert Langdon. He’s so smart.
A. Jack Torrance from “The Shining” although will always have a soft spot for Cruella DeVille and The Wicked Witch of the West.
A. Romeo. “Don’t drink the poison.”
A. Those who are dishonest.
A. I’m a television producer and am happy doing just that.
A. I would like to be that fabulous singer with a mesmerizing voice but I can’t even get up the guts to do karaoke.
A. Honesty. Honesty. Honesty.
A. Eggs but I’d really miss the toast.
A. Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” Mika’s “Grace Kelly” Billie Holiday’s “Ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do” Eva Cassidy’s “Songbird” Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon”
A. I’m a huge Elmore Leonard fan. Also enjoy Dan Brown, Philippa Gregory, Jim Collins, Malcolm Gladwell, Dean Koontz, Cormac McCarthy, John Grisham and the list just keeps on going to I’m stopping now.
A. Hard to name “5 of all time” but here are “5 that come to mind”: Elmore Leonard’s “Freaky Deaky” Robert Goolrick’s “The Reliable Wife” Kate Atkinson’s “When Will There Be Good News” Francine du Plessix Gray’s “Them: A Memoir of Parents” Erik Larson’s “The Devil In The White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that changed America”
A. I recently re-read Truman Capote’s “Breakfast At Tiffany’s.” I’d like to go back and read J.D. Salinger’s “Catcher in the Rye.”
A. Write. Write some more. Keep on writing. Go back and repeat steps one through three.
A. My body of work is primarily television programs. Most of the viewers tell me they love our show…and sometimes, we’ve changed their lives.
A. As executive producer of Antiques Roadshow I’m aware of so many stories that our television program won’t allow. The book is the perfect venue to share more with our audience.