GENE AND JULIE TALK TO CHEF VIVIAN HOWARD

Gene and Julie talk to Chef Vivian Howard owner of Chef and the Farmer in Kinston and the star of "A Chef's Life" on PBS.

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GENE AND JULIE AT FRANKLIN ACADEMY

Gene and Julie stopped by Franklin Academy to visit the choirs and present them with their winnings from the 2014 Christmas Choir Competition presented by Lowes Foods.

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? CHRISTMAS EDITION: IRA DAVID WOOD III

Ira David Wood III celebrates Theater In the Park's 40th Anniversary of "A Christmas Carol," a beloved Triangle holiday tradition.  Gene & Julie join him backstage on Opening Night

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"A SOLDIER'S SILENT NIGHT"

Gene and Julie talk about the letters soldiers write to their families in case they don't return home and the song "A Soldier's Silent Night"

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? CHRISTMAS EDITION: HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS

Did you know that "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" almost wasn't made into the beloved holiday animation special we all know and love? Craig Kausen, the grandson of Academy-Award winning animation artist and director Chuck Jones, tells the story.

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GENE & JULIE AT CARY HIGH SCHOOL AND MILLBROOK HIGH SCHOOL

Gene and Julie stopped by Cary High School and Millbrook High School to visit their choirs and present them with their winnings from the 2014 Christmas Choir Competition presented by Lowes Foods. The teachers and students talked about what the competition meant to them and even put on impromptu performances for us!

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? CHRISTMAS EDITION: THE CHRISTMAS SHOES

Gene and Julie talk with Eddie Carswell of NewSong, sharing the story of "The Christmas Shoes"

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? CHRISTMAS EDITION: RUDOLPH THE RED NOSE REINDEER

It's the 50th Anniversary of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"!  Rankin/Bass Productions Historian Rick Goldschmidt shared behind-the-scenes scoop about what makes the holiday show still magical today. 

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? CHRISTMAS EDITION: CHRIS NUNLEY

Gene and Julie talk with Chris Nunley, the lead singer for The Royal Guardsmen who sing "Snoopy's Christmas"

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? CHRISTMAS EDITION: TOM KENNY

Gene and Julie talk with Tom Kenny, the voice of Spongebob Squarepants about his song "Don't Be A Jerk: It's Christmas"!

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? CHRISTMAS EDITION: ANDY WILLIAMS

Gene and Julie air an interview with the late Andy Williams, the voice behind the iconic Christmas song "It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year"

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? CHRISTMAS EDITION: JOSEPH PEDOTT

Gene and Julie talk to Joseph Pedott, inventor of The Clapper and The Chia Pet!

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? CHRISTMAS EDITION: LISA LAYNE

Gene and Julie talk to Lisa Layne, the vocalist for Vince Vance and the Valiants' "All I Want for Christmas is You"

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? CHRISTMAS EDITION: ROSS BAGDASARIAN JR

Gene and Julie talk to Ross Bagdasarian Jr, the son of the man behind The Chipmunk Song!

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? CHRISTMAS EDITION: ELMO SHROPSHIRE

Gene and Julie talk to Elmo Shropshire, the singer behind the classic Christmas favorite "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer"!

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? CHRISTMAS EDITION: BRENDA LEE

Gene and Julie talk to Brenda Lee, the singer behind the classic Christmas hit from 1958 "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree"!

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? CHRISTMAS EDITION: GAYLA PEEVEY

Is "I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas" one of your favorite Holiday tunes? Gene & Julie talk to Gayla Peevey, the singer of the Christmas classic!

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VANNA FOX TALKS TO RALEIGH RINGERS DIRECTOR, DAVID HARRIS

David Harris, Director for the Raleigh Ringers, stopped by to tell Vanna Fox about their holiday shows on December 13-14 and give her a sneak peak of a special piece they've been working on for the show!  For more information or to purchase tickets, go to rr.org

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I'D GIVE MY RIGHT ARM FOR WICKED TICKETS

Gene and Julie and Devon from Wake Orthopaedics equip our five finalists with green casts for the "I'd Give My Right Arm for WICKED tickets" contest!

Contestants will spend the next four days getting their casts signed by local celebrities and public figures before coming back to the studio on Monday! The WICKED fan with the most signatures and who displays the most WICKED spirit will receive a WICKED prize pack including four front row seats to the show at DPAC, dinner and transportation!

UPDATE: Find out who won our FRONT ROW WICKED tickets below!

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GENE AND JULIE'S KNOCK KNOCK BREAKFAST

What would YOU do if someone from The Gene & Julie show came to your door at 6:30AM and wanted to cook you breakfast?

Gene and Julie surprise one lucky family with a homemade breakfast from Jan Kelly the "Egg Lady" from the North Carolina Egg Association!

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INTERVIEW: STAMPYLONGNOSE

Gene and Julie talk with StampyLongNose, one of the biggest YouTube stars on the planet with over 3.5 million followers and almost 2 billion views.

Stampy's Minecraft videos are watched for hours by gamers and reportedly earn him over $200,000 a month. He is branching out into original shows, and will be talking up his guest appearance on Maker.tv's "Meet Me at the Reck" with Jack Black and Andrew W.K.

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