Yesterday, Dr. Judy was invited to share her psychological opinions about the Governor Sanford case and the growing controversy over whether or not Michael Jackson is indeed the father of his children on Alan Colmes Radio Show: Strategy Room which is available online.
At first, Juliane and I were a little apprehensive about walking into Fox as apposed to CNN due to our more liberal views. Fortunately, Alan Colmes is one of the few liberals to have a show on Fox and the atmosphere was very welcoming and laid back. As we waited for Dr. Judy to go on the air, we got to meet Scott Blakeman. Scott is a Jewish standup comedian who is apart of a comedy show called Stand Up For Peace which brings together Jewish, Arabs, Muslims and people from varying backgrounds to laugh and encourage dialogue about conflict and peace in the Middle East. Scott Blakeman was familiar with Smith College because he had performed the Stand Up For Peace show at Mt. Holyoke in recent years. It was great that we met up with Scott because he reminded Dr. Judy about their articles that had been written in the Friar’s Club Epistle. Dr. Judy’s article talked about the various hats she wears. It described her many titles as clinical psychologist, sex therapist, author, and peace advocate.
The interview on Alan’s show went well. We took many pictures and Dr.Judy debated with fellow psychologist Dr. Keith Ablow from Boston who felt that couples could get over an affair and still have the same amount of intimacy and trust. This debate was in relation to the Governor Sanford affair. Dr. Judy argued that although you can work with couples and talk about the affair, women often have a hard time forgetting and letting go of the fact that their partner cheated. She went on further to make the point that for women to come to orgasm, it is important that they feel safe and open with their partner both physically and mentally.
Julian and I were lucky enough to meet Jordan Chariton, the guest coordinator and production assistant at Fox, and Joshua Belsky, the senior producer of Alan’s show, who was kind enough to snap all the wonderful photos with his iphone.
After the show ended, we waited for the rain to stop and spoke with Scott Blakeman about his Stand Up For Peace show and he reminded us again about the Friar’s Club Epistle. When the rain stopped, we headed toward the Friar’s Club. I mentioned to Dr. Judy that I had been looking for an inexpensive white tie. She said she knew exactly where to find one and walked Juliane and I into SYMS, a store that sells designer and brand name clothes for discount prices. We found me a tie but before I knew it, were were shopping for dresses. For almost two hours, Dr. Judy, Juliane and I walked around the women’s floor and tried on many different outfits. We each left with a bag of dresses and memories. At the Friar’s club, we picked up copies of the Epistle, which had articles about Dr. Judy and Scott Blakeman.
All in all, it was great day and we did a lot of laughing.