Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Steve Harvey Show, Interesting Facts 3

Betty says,

I had a great time on the Steve Harvey show, needless to say.   Many asked me how I got so lucky to have been invited to be on the show. 

Here is a photo of me with the three producers at the "I've Got a Secret" game show in 2006.   From left to right are Melissa, Gary and Julie.   Gary saw the photos of my English Angora on Internet and invited me to be on the show, Melissa and Julie worked with Gary.  This show was taped in Burbank, CA.  The rabbit in the photo is Chu's Emilia, 13-time all breed Best In Show winner.

After the "I've Got a Secret" wrapped production, Julie returned to her hometown Chicago and works at the NBC Tower.   She is now a producer at the Steve Harvey Show.    One day in March she decided to search on Internet to see whether I was still raising English Angora.   So here I was at the Steve Harvey Show.   After 8 years, Julie still remembers me and my English Angora, I feel very flattered.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Steve Harvey Show, Interesting Facts 2

This is the third "official" photo provided by the production company.  

The show is a nationally syndicated show, which means that an independent company produces the show then stations all over the country or out of the country can purchase the right to broadcast it.  In some places, it's aired in the morning, some in the afternoon and some even after midnight.   The production company is "Deep Dish Productions of Chicago, LLC", the office of the company is located and the tapings are done at the NBC Tower in Chicago.  
This is the "Green Room" assigned to me on the day of taping.  

The "Green Room" is not green, well, except that cushion.   It's a small room with lots of chairs and a couple of little tables for the guests to store things, to meet the producers, and to sit and wait.  There are several clustered green rooms; outside the green rooms there are coffee, tea, water, juice, snacks and fruits.  The monitor on the wall is a close circuit TV that shows the taping real time.

Franchesca and Ida take turns to get out of their carrier when waiting in the green room.

The workers on the show have seen celebrities as well as ordinary people but they have not seen any thing close to an English Angora. 


Franchesca and Ida are attracting a lot of attentions from the workers in the studio.


Some of the workers have their eyes fixed on Franchesca and Ida while some are looking at the Angora items that I made.  

On the left is Kevin, the producer in charge of the taping and on the right is Julie, the segment producer on Franchesca and Ida.


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Found on the net: Steve Harvey Gets Cute & Cuddly With Angora Rabbits

Published by ET On Line website:

Comedian and television host Steve Harvey has had a lot of guest on his daily talk show, but maybe none quite as adorable as Betty Chu.
Betty Chu is a famous Angora rabbit breeder, and she brought her giant fluffy friends to the Steve Harvey set.
But huge, furry rabbits weren’t the only thing she brought. Betty also came bearing gifts. Soft, supple Angora scarves, hats and gloves, which Steve Harvey was more the willing to model for the audience.
See the original posting on

The same report was picked up by numerous other websites and news media.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Steve Harvey Show, Interesting Facts 1

Betty says,

The segment of Franchesca, Ida and I on the Steve Harvey Show was aired on Tuesday, April 22.  This is one of the three "official" photos provided by the production company.   There is a partial clip on youtube

if you have missed the Steve Harvey Show and wish to watch it.  It's not a complete segment but you'll get an idea how much fun it was.

An update:

Thanks to Lil, there is a complete version posted on youtube, she used her camcorder to record it when aired, it carries captions:

This is a photo taken with my camera by one of the friendly people working on the show.   It's a rehearsal before the taping, giving me a feeling of what the studio looks like and where I would be standing.   It also gives the camera person some idea about the lighting.   As you can see, I am wearing a white sweater during the rehearsal, it's determined that a different color would work better.

The lighting and prop people are working at the table where Franchesca and Ida are sitting on.   It's determined during the rehearsal that the table was too narrow, a wider table was brought in for the taping.  All the rehearsals are done with the producers, Steve Harvey only meets the guests when the taping starts.  There is an outline for each segment but the actual interchanges between Steve Harvey and the guests are not scripted.   The taping is done in one take.  


The audience would be sitting in these chairs as soon as they are let in.

There are about 150 people working on the Steve Harvey Show.  It takes a village to raise a child, it takes hundreds of people to work on a talk show.


Monday, April 21, 2014

Steve Harvey Show Clip on Youtube

Steve Harvey and Betty with Ida and Franchesca.   Steve is modeling Betty's Angora hat, scarf and mittens!

The segment is airing tomorrow on Tuesday but a partial clip is now available on youtube:

 Have fun.


Franchesca Wins All Breed Best In Show and Reserve In Show at Stockton

Big Valley Rabbit Association holds double all breed shows at Stockton on 4/19/2014.
In show A, judge Doug awards Franchesca the Best In Show.

In show B, judge Cathy picks Franchesca as the Reserve In Show.


Franchesca has a great day at the rabbit show and she'll be on TV tomorrow. 

She and Ida, the BOV winner, will be featured in the Steve Harvey show on Tuesday, April 22.   The segment will be aired at the last part of the program in the last 10 minutes or so.   Steve Harvey Show is a nationally syndicated program; in the San Francisco Bay Area, it's on NBC Channel 11 between 2 to 3 pm.  The segment featuring Betty with Franchesca and Ida should be aired around 2:50 pm.

Here is an announcement on the program website:

Steve helps a man who is so concerned about his only daughter starting to date that he’s panicking! “Steve the Interrogator” reveals how to talk to potential dates when he puts a young suitor to the test in front of the whole audience! And Steve meets a remarkable 8-year-old boy who has been raising money to buy lunches for kids in need!  Then a school shooting survivor tells her incredible story and a security pro shares key steps to stay safe during a school shooting crisis!  Plus, a woman who breeds English Angora Rabbits brings her award-winning furry friends to Steve’s stage! - See more at:

As you can see, I am the "a woman who ..."


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter 2014

Northern California Angora Guild wishes everyone a Happy Hoppy Easter.