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January 3, 2011

Where's Robin?

Posted: 09:24 AM ET

Hi rock star! I miss you. Hope you had a great New Years.

I'm leaving Los Angeles as I write this, and will be back in the anchor chair tomorrow. See you then? Alright. It's a date.

Robin

This is what Robin's been up to for the past couple of days:

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December 10, 2010

Wake-Up calls ending

Posted: 12:41 PM ET

I want to warn those of you who get the wake-up call every weekday morning to get your alarm clock ready because we're going to cease that service. Nothing else is changing about the show, I'll still be on the air saying hello to you that way, but I won't be calling your house anymore. Some people in your house might be happy about that! HA!

Thanks to all of you who subscribed to the service. It was a fun, unique way to get our day started together, but the last wake-up call will be on Friday, December 17 2010.

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June 1, 2010

Guy girdles?

Posted: 05:42 AM ET

I. Love. This. Story. Men’s "SPANX" are so hot, they can’t keep ’em on the store shelves!

So what’s a Spanx, anyway? Its one of the popular brands of "shapewear" we women-folk might secretly wear to make the undie-lines disappear, or lift the rear, among other things.. Call it a 2010 version of "the girdle." That brand, along with many others, are a huge hit for women.

But now comes word the "manx" as I call it, is big for the fellas!

Now don’t get fooled into thinking its "men in tights." The version I see being sold is the tightening t-shirt. Good for under your dress shirts and stuff to smooth you out, especially around the paunch and the love handle area.

But whether they admit it or not, men (or the women who love their men) are snapping them up at the stores.

Equal compression for all, I say.

Your thoughts?

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May 31, 2010

A Memorial Day Note from Robin Meade

Posted: 07:00 AM ET

It strikes me today, as we pause to remember the military fallen, can we ever honor them enough? These are the heroes who signed up, or who were called up, knowing duty and honor could very well lead to the ultimate sacrifice. And yet they still marched forward in battle, in the name of freedom.

I think often of their families. And, how memorial day is one day a year for the rest of us. But everyday is Memorial Day for them without their loved one.

I think about the wives, children and parents I've profiled over the years, who have lost their loved ones in service.

And even though I'm someone who is paid to put into words what so many of us feel... this is one of those times my words fall so short.

All I can say is "thank you" and "god bless" to the military fallen, and to their families who go on, day after day without them.

These are the true heroes of our lifetimes.

May all of us who are able, enjoy the holiday with loved ones and pray for those who can not.

Thank you to our fallen.

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April 20, 2010

Robin on the red carpet for "Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D"

Posted: 04:53 AM ET
Kenny Chesney and Robin Meade in Las Vegas for the premiere of "Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D"

Kenny Chesney and Robin Meade in Las Vegas for the premiere of "Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D"

You are right there, rocking out with Kenny Chesney.

You are so in the thick of the action, you can reach out and touch him.

You swear you can see beads of his perspiration, yet also make out the facial expressions of people in the nose bleed section.

That's how it feels, watching "Kenney Chesney: Summer in 3D" the new concert movie.

Now in my case, and a theatre full of people attending the premiere in Vegas, we really could reach out to him because he was watching it with us! I never thought about it until then. But can you imagine the pressure the star of the movie feels at the premiere, watching with industry folks, celebs, and family? In this case you had Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Jewel, Dierks Bentley and others slouched in their movie theatre seats, wearing wayfarer-styled 3D glasses. Will their reaction be what you want it to be? Will they clap in all the right places? Will they laugh if you want them too? If someone gets up and walks out, were they bored or did they just have to use the restroom?

I should preface the rest of this blurb by saying this isn't a traditional review, because Kenny is a pal who personally invited me to the event. I told him I would attend as a friend and not as a working media member.

The concert footage opens with Chesney in a whatchamacallit-chair-thingy-doodle, suspended high over the audience. (At this moment in the premiere I think of Kenny’s mother, who chatted with me on the way to my seat, and with whom I've banged pots and pans on stage for the finale of a Kenny concert. I wonder how she felt about him being perched so high at the mercy of what appears to be just a few cables holding his weight! Before the movie she tells me she has already seen the film and could "watch it every week!" So sweet.)

Sony music executive Tom Baldrica and HLN's Robin Meade in 3D glasses before the premiere of "Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D" concert movie.

Sony music executive Tom Baldrica and HLN's Robin Meade in 3D glasses before the premiere of "Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D" concert movie.

The spectacular-looking 3D film was shot over a number of dates in select cities on recent tour. In between musical hit after hit delivered from the concert stages, you also get Chesney's thoughts about his career climb and his personal relationship with his fans.

I know I'm supposed to go gaga over the video component. It is realistic, like moments someone’s hand goes up in front of you and you catch yourself dodging and ducking to get a better view, only to realize... 'Hey, that was up on the movie screen!' And true, you can tell this was shot with the intention of being 3D and
not retrofitted after being shot in 2D.

But I'll tell you what I told Kenny after the premiere: what blew me away was the sound! It’s like the audio was in 3D too (which I guess technically means it's surround sound). But you could hear the character in his voice. You could hear the blare of each horn (I rode to the after-party with the fellas in the horn section. They were so tickled to be in a movie, but so afraid once it started rolling what they would look like on camera. Cute). You are enveloped by what sounds like concert goers clapping from behind you and someone hooting and hollering from in front of you.

HLN's Robin Meade on the red carpet at the premiere of "Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D"

HLN's Robin Meade on the red carpet at the premiere of "Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D" credit: David Becker/Getty Images

The sound was delicious. So much so I asked Kenny if that audio truly was from his concerts or if his voice had been dubbed in later. In fact he said... this was truly his voice from the concerts, albeit with slight tuning here and there. Impressive!

Maybe it’s because I've seen his videos in high rotation on the country music channels. Maybe it's because he's a pal. But besides a few vintage KC photos I hadn't seen before... there wasn't a whole lot new I learned about Kenny through this movie.

With one exception.

The ending.

I don't want to ruin for you. So let's just say it ends on an emotional note showing a moment on stage that surprised even Chesney when it happened.

I know his fans who make it a tradition to attend his concert every summer are bummed he's taking this summer off. But take comfort, KC fans: this movie may serve as the nicotine patch for your Kenny concert withdrawal this year. It’s showing in limited release April 21st through May 2nd.

*find a theater near you showing "Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D" by going to kennychesneymovie.com

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March 30, 2010

"See you in the morning"

Posted: 03:07 PM ET

Good afternoon, early bird! I'm just thinking about you right now, as I catch up on my emails and get ready to see you in the morning. I had a few days off and packed a lot of life into those few days! From St. Thomas to New York to Nashville and back to Atlanta. But I've missed you and look forward to bringing you news in the fast lane in the morning. Sound good?

See you then!

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Note from Robin

Posted: 05:55 AM ET

Hey rock star! I'm thinking of you right now. Just wanted to say I’ll be back on the air tomorrow (Wednesday) after some days off to work on a music project of mine. But I've missed you! So I look forward to our morning appt. together tomorrow.

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July 3, 2009

A special Fourth of July salute from Robin Meade

Posted: 04:35 AM ET

Anchor Robin Meade

Yesterday morning our VIP tour came through the studio like it does every Thursday, and I stopped to chat with the viewers afterward. I was struck by one of them, who said she loved watching our daily "Salute to Troops" segment on "Morning Express with Robin Meade" and she thanked me profusely for showing the segment on air.

Robin Meade would like to wish a safe and happy holiday to servicemembers and their families.
Robin Meade would like to wish a safe and happy holiday to servicemembers and their families.

I thought to myself, 'Ah she must know some folks in the military ... or maybe her father or grandfather fought on a foreign shore ... or maybe she's a patriotic woman especially feeling the red white and blue headed into the Fourth of July weekend.'

Here's what I learned about her during our chat: She is not only a viewer grateful to our current troops who are serving in harm’s way, but she is also a veteran and has just retired after 28 years in the service.

28 years!

I told her, in so many words, “Wait a minute ... don't thank me for a TV segment, let the rest of us thank you for your service!"

It’s in these moments we are reminded of the stellar character of our military men and women who are so selfless in doing their job.

So as the rest of us celebrate Independence Day with fireworks, hotdogs and parades....a big thank you and salute to all the servicemembers who can't be home this holiday weekend ... because you are doing your job.

It’s an effort for which we are all grateful. Thank you for your service!

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June 15, 2009

See photos of Robin's skydive with President Bush, Sr.

Posted: 08:11 AM ET
Robin looking fearless as she heads to the plane on her way to skydive.
Robin looking fearless as she heads to the plane on her way to skydive.

Robin's back from her adventure with the 41st President of the United States!

George H. W. Bush invited Robin to go skydiving with him in celebration of his 85th birthday! See up close and personal photos of the event here!

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June 12, 2009

President Bush and the 'L word': His legacy!

Posted: 11:27 AM ET

Anchor Robin Meade

Hi everyone. I just finished my interview with President Bush 41 ... he was energetic, charming, endearing, and funny. He was accommodating in that he answered darned near everything I asked.

Robin and President Bush get down to business.
Robin and President Bush get down to business.

Watch for his comments about supreme court nominee Sotomayor, what he thinks about the dreaded "L" word as we put it: his legacy, now that he's 85.

One of the most touching moments was his reaction to a song we played him as our gesture of a gift for his birthday.

He keeps inviting me to the Walker's Point this afternoon after our jump ... to the Bush summer home. What to do? Live shots ... or hang out at Walker's Point!?

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