On this episode of Finding Your Bliss, Judy Librach is joined by one of the most popular and longest standing hosts ever on the Shopping Channel (TSC). For 23 years, Richard Nester was a welcome fixture in all of our living rooms as a beloved on-air personality. When he made the announcement on the air, that he was leaving TSC, not only was he emotional, but so were all of his colleagues on set that day and everyone watching all over the world. We’ll talk about some of the highlights of his career and what he’s up to now, and he will also sing on the program!
Not bad for the Kid who was born and raised in Niagara Falls, and dreamed of being a movie star and made his dreams come true becoming one of the most popular stars on Canadian television for more than two decades. After getting a job as a waiter at the Queen Victoria Park Restaurant, Richard went to Hollywood for two weeks and loved it. He came back, found himself an apartment for only $250 a month, had only one thousand dollars in the bank and then got a job as a waiter at Eaton’s Department Store which led to a gig at TVOntario in production and then another lucky break. He became a freelance host at the Shopping Channel, which quickly turned into a position as a full time host; making him the most famous star on the channel and the rest is history. He was able to parlay all of this, beginning with a dream into a dazzling career. We are so thrilled to have him on the program to hear about some of the highlights from his Shopping Channel days, including the stars that he worked with, such as Joan Rivers, Richard Simmons, George Foreman, and Suzanne Somers just to name a few. We will also find out what he is up to now and he will also be singing for us on the show!
Check out Richard as Joe Boyd in “Damn Yankees:”
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