Behind the Scenes at the Martha Stewart all-Tall Show!
Posted February 12th, 2010 @ 10:51 pm PST

The Martha Stewart all-Tall Show recording just happened, and it was 52 minutes of unbridled tallness. Tall heaven, people: tall audience, tall guests, tall everything. Unfortunately, I signed my life away and can't tell you all about it yet. However, I can tell you about the 30 minutes before the show:

I was sitting backstage in the makeup room rereading my own book (yes, I do that), when in ran the little creature you see at right. Genghis. Genghis is the cutest animal that has ever lived. So I immediately hit the floor to coo at him and offer to subtly remove him from The Martha Stewart Show. And suddenly I see a foot in front of my nose. I look up, and there's Martha Stewart, sternly looking down at us. Genghis is apparently not supposed to be roaming the makeup room. I was so startled that I didn't introduce myself. I just mumbled something like, "I like your dog."

Ten minutes later, Martha turned out to be absolutely lovely. Now, often talk shows shoot multiple episodes on one day, so it is not unusual to be hurried back to the green room by an assistant and then pleasantly abandoned, only to meet the host on live national television. This is not the case at The Martha Stewart Show. You might as well be in Martha's living room. From the moment you arrive until the moment you leave, there's a producer nearby to help. Martha's easily accessible, with her office right in the middle of all the makeup and green rooms. And one particularly lovely producer, Lenore, hung out with the guests until we left, a good hour after we were done shooting. The same courtesy is extended to the audience--after the show, Martha takes the time to answer questions from the audience. It's the most polite ship I have ever encountered.

And yes, needless to say, the Tall Show will be amazing! Details on air dates and times as soon as I know 'em.

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