MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012
“TEENS IN DANGER” (026RL1)
Ricki goes inside the teen mind to reveal the truth about adolescence – drinking, drugs, sex, peer pressure and body image issues. Ricki talks to teens about what’s really going on and exposes some dangerous teen trends – vodka gummi bears, colored sex bracelets and the practice of choking each other to get high. This is the episode meant to serve as a warning and wake-up call for all parents.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012
“THE EPIDEMIC OF CHILDHOOD OBESITY” (027RL1)
Childhood obesity has reached near epidemic proportions, as nearly 25 million kids in the United States alone are obese or overweight. In this alarming, yet hopeful hour, Ricki speaks with a ten year-old girl who is struggling with a weight problem. Ricki also introduces us to the girl's father who is desperate to make sure she doesn't make the same mistakes he did as an overweight child. Ricki also introduces us to a spirited 12 year-old boy--Marshall from Sanford, NC---who was bullied because of his weight and turned it into a positive by penning an inspiring book that led him to meet First Lady Michelle Obama. In addition, Ricki’s experts also give solid advice on what you can do if your child is overweight.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2012
“NEVER SAY NEVER” (028RL1)
Ever wondered how to jumpstart your dream? Ricki speaks with people who have overcome extreme obstacles in their life and are now on the road to fulfilling their personal goals and passions. From homeless to Harvard, New York Times bestselling-author Liz Murray shares her story. Also, “X-Factor” finalist, musician Chris Rene, performs live after recounting his story of how music saved him from a drug addiction that almost ended his life. And, the cast of MTV’s “The Buried Life” stop by to tell us what’s on their bucket list. In addition, Ricki reveals her “Never Say Never” moments and award-winning composer, Lance Horne, gives a Ricki Lake staff member the surprise of a lifetime.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012
“FROM BOYS TO MEN” (029RL1)
How do you raise young boys to become great men? We’ll meet parents at odds over how to parent their nine year-old son. Also, two single mothers debate whether a father figure guarantees a successful child. And, our team of parenting experts – Judge Lynn Toler (“Divorce Court”), authors and clinical psychologists, Dr. Wendy Mogul and Dr. David Swanson and award-winning journalist and legal analyst Lisa Bloom -- weigh in.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012
“DOLLARS AND SENSE” (030RL1)
From brides-to-be on a shoestring budget to a couple who spends way too much on their child, this show is all about saving money. Ricki brings in the experts to tell us how to throw a great wedding for pennies on the dollar, including the secrets of renting designer dresses for virtually nothing! In addition, Judy "The Couponator" Pezza from "Extreme Couponing" gives tips on how to score at the supermarket and gives practical money advice that every couple needs.