Paul Blackthorne, handsome Brititsh star of The River, was booked for an interview on this episode but had to re-schedule for Thursday, February 9. So instead host Betty Jo Tucker shared her reviews of War Horse and The Artist, two Oscar nominees for Best Picture of 2011. She also gave an update of How To Write a Joe Schermann Song, an the independent film musical by Gary King.
Blackthorne' s film credits include playing a key role in the Academy Award nominated movie Lagaan as well as directing, writing and producing American Crossroads, a provocative documentary.
Blackthorne's other TV credits include starring in The Dresden Files and appearing in such popular series as 24, The Gates, Lipstick Jungle, Leverage and White Collar.