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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Moline's Jann Carl - Trained on the Line-O-Type Staff - Covets Your Support
For Her Small Town Big Deal TV Show

HAVE YOU HEARD!?!?!? (Had to use this mule shot for this post...tallest mule in North America!) I'm producing and co-hosting a show called "Small Town Big Deal".

CHECK IT leaves you feeling good and THAT my friends is a very good thing! You can get all the info on it and how to watch it at

Here's my small request...I have 1,373 Facebook Friends.....more than 525 of you have liked our show page. 

I'D LOVE IT IF NEARLY ALL of my FB friends would go to Small Town Big Deals FB page and "LIKE" us! Thank you all so very much. xoxo-Jann Feel free with share to your friends!

After I shared Jann's post - 

  • Jann Carl SO right you are Greg!!!!! Loved doing those stories!!! Thanks for sharing...Hope your family and friends will tune in and will also 'like' us on facebook. Family Friendly television needs grass roots support to make it!!!
  • Gregory L. Jackson Hi Jann. I will put this on the blog and suggest that.
  • Jann Carl Thanks so much! We are on a mission .... we just got the Seal of Approval from the Parents Television Council and we intend to find a way to keep telling the great American stories that inspire, uplift, engage, entertain, inform and enlighten! We might even do a stock offering similar to the Green Bay everyone the opportunity to own a share of stock in the show so that we can keep the show on the air and 'the people' can take back at least a little bit of control on what gets on TV and their children and grandchildren see. 

Jann Carl was born on May 19, 1960 in Carthage, Mo. She attended the Missouri School of Journalism and graduated in 1982. While at Mizzou, she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, ODK, the Mizzou Alumni Association Student Board and was a Tiger mascot.

From Columbia, Carl moved to Chicago to begin her broadcast news career at ABC affiliate WLS-TV. She later took an offer in Los Angeles to work as a news reporter and later accepted a position as co-host of KABC’s magazine show Eye on L.A. She won three Los Angeles Emmy Awards during her time in the city. In 1996, Carl joinedEntertainment Tonight and worked as a correspondent until 2008.

Today, Carl is developing several projects as head of her own production company. She also serves as a national board member for the Muscular Dystrophy Association for which she has co-hosted an annual Labor Day Telethon for 18 years.

Jann Carl's TV show reminded me of another Moliner, Ken Berry, who starred in F Tropp and Mayberry RFD, besides appearing with Carol Burnett on the Mama's Family skits.