(PRWEB) February 12, 2013
Nina Rawls began developing the idea of an interactive webshow five years ago when she observed the trend of people more and more using the Internet as their news source. Her idea has come to fruition with the hour-long “2Day2Nite with Nina Rawls” broadcast on 2Day2niteshow.com weekly Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00pm EST. Her goal is to engender a lighthearted show of topical discussion that the audience generates live through Skype, email, phone, Twitter, Live Chat and Facebook interaction with Rawls and her in-studio co-host. Essentially viewers are encouraged to co-host the show and determine its content. The shows signature is “One hour of laughs! No Topics Off Limits!”
“Several years ago I saw a Pew Internet and American Life Project survey that observed approximately 61% of Americans with access to the Internet get at least part of their news online,” says Rawls. “The number is even larger now with the popularity and ease of mobile phone and tablet news gathering. Interactive technology has also advanced. It seemed the next step was to put these together and allow people around the world to air their concerns regarding news events and society live-time. Pretty much no topic is off bounds, thus the 9:00pm time slot.”
“2Day2Nite with Nina Rawls” innovative concept and its facilitation is a first of its kind and has proven to be a successful undertaking. The show was first broadcast in October 2012 with test shows airing through the end of the year. With a holiday hiatus, the kinks worked out and a new designer set, the fresh and improved version premiered January 15, 2013. Within a few weeks over 27,000 viewers worldwide hit the website with many interacting with Rawls about their interests regarding topics happening in the world around us. The audience is growing every week.
For the most part Rawls directs the topical interaction discussions with a high degree of fun-loving levity, however, if warranted the show can take a serious approach. Last year after the Sandy Hook shootings incident, Rawls brought in-studio a panel consisting of President of Akron, OH, City Council, Garry Moneypenney; school principal, Tina Morris; principal, Tins Norris; and 25-year teacher and educator, Kathy Mousetes, to enhance the potential dialogue. Response was so enthusiastic that the show’s topic was extended to the following night and resulted in national news coverage of the broadcast.
Nina Rawls, widow of R&B legend Lou Rawls, also finds her Hollywood connections an asset to the show. More than once well-known entertainment and political personalities have called in to voice their opinions on various issues.
“2Day2Nite Show with Nina Rawls” is directed by Chris Baldwin and Harrison Kyle Whitaker. Rawls’ co-host is her brother George Malek. The dynamic between the two siblings adds to the high energy of the show. Often the entire crew is included in discussions, which the viewers seem to appreciate. Although Rawls attempts to maintain some class and dignity to the show, George loves to add a shock value. Much of the success of the show is that the entire crew and demeanor of the show feels like a family unit.
“My aim is to allow viewers to vent their stresses and discuss anything they want. Or, just escape their day-to-day dilemmas and laugh. I hope the viewers enjoy watching and participating as much as we do creating it,” sums up Rawls. “I’m incredibly enthusiastic about the show’s entertainment and thought-provoking potential.”