Michelle & Jim Bob Duggar

For seven years, the Duggar family captivated American TV viewers, with their reality show “17 Kids and Counting” — which was later renamed “18 Kids and Counting” and ultimately “19 Kids and Counting.:

Michelle and Jim Bob and their multitude of offspring stood for solid Christian family values.

But, as you know by, eldest child, 33-year-old Josh, has been charged With ossessinon of child pornography. He has pleaded not guilty.

I met the Duggar parents ten years ago when they published their second book, when their TV show was at its peak of popularity.

So here now, from 2011, Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar:

On April 30th. Jim Bob Duggar posted a statement on the Duggar family website, saying, in part: .

“It is our prayer that the truth, no matter what it is, will come to light, and that this will all be resolved in a timely manner. We love Josh and Anna and continue to pray for their family.”

Marc Summers

If you’re of a certain age, you probably have fond memories of Nickelodeon’s popular ’80s and ’90s shows “Double Dare” and “What Would You Do?” hosted by Marc Summers.

Marc Summers and Bill Thompson 1999

Every episode invariably featured lots of slime, goo, cream pies, a vat of beans, whatever. Kids loved it.

But Marc Summers was silently suffering.

As he told me in our 1999 interview, he has OCD — Obsessive Compulsive Disorder — which makes him super uncomfortable when things get messy or dirty — or slimy.

But Summers got help, and has since become a strong advocate for those with OCD.

Here now, from 1999, Marc Summers.

Marc Summers is 68 now, still seen on various TV shows — and last year he hosted another round of the “Double Dare Live” tour.


Photo: Gage Skidmore

In the first season of Donald Trump’s reality TV show “The Apprentice,” which premiered in 2004, one contestant quickly became the one viewers loved to hate.

She was known simply as Omarosa.

I met her in the summer of 2008, after she’d written a book aimed at helping women be more assertive.

Here now, Omarosa, from 2008:

Several years after our interview, Donald Trump was elected president, and Omarosa went to work for him in the White House. But she left in January 2018. It’s not clear whether she was fired, or resigned.