Haridopolos To Be On New Food & Politics TV Show

On Thursday, October 4 at 7:00 a.m., “Live with Lori” will debut in more than 6 million homes across Florida on the popular Sun Sports Network, a Fox Sports affiliate.  As the 2012 Presidential election approaches in November, a new Sun Sports morning show offers viewers a chance to hear from some of Florida’s most influential movers, shakers and  policy makers as they cook up some gourmet favorite dishes.

Live with Lori is a cross between a Political News show and a Traditional Cooking show.  Each week host Lori Halbert will serve up a little “Political Food for Thought” as she interviews politicians from all across Florida, while teaching them how to prepare a delicious meal. 

“This is not a show to promote specific beliefs or agendas. It is a non-partisan show that will allow the public to come to their own conclusions about their elected officials, and to have a little fun learning a new recipe,” Halbert said.

Lori Halbert, a former Indialantic, Florida, town council member who leaped into state politics for the first time to run for the Florida House in 2010, said the show was her chance to combine her two passions in a promising and surprising way and make public policy a little more palatable.  

While nearly unseating incumbent John Tobia of Melbourne, Florida, coming within ½ percentage points, in her first foray into state politics, Lori knocked on thousands of doors and sat with voters at their own kitchen tables talking about important issues, and the experience is one that left her with a taste for politics and a hunger to share her passion.

“I have a passion for cooking.  There is something very personal about preparing and sharing a meal with someone,” Halbert said.  “And in these hurried times, there is also very little time to get vital news and information about some of our state and our country’s most pressing issues.  

In the debut episode of “Live with Lori,” Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos of Merritt Island, Florida learns to cook up a pecan crusted Mahi with pineapple mango salsa while discussing some of the top issues faced by the Florida Legislature.

***** Sun Sports is a Fox Television affiliate with a 6.6 million viewer cable and satellite TV audience throughout Florida.  On Oct. 4 at 7:00 a.m., Central Florida viewers can see the debut episode of “Live with Lori” on the Fox affiliate Sun Sports on Bright House Channel 31, Dish Network channel 422, Direct TV channel 653 or At&T U-Verse at channel 722.  See your local cable or satellite guide for more information about the Sun Sports Network.

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