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New Program Focusing on Family Life to Premiere January 4, 2012 on the CatholicTV® Network

12/28/2011 - 11:15 AM PST

Catholic PRWire

WATERTOWN, MA (December 28, 2011) New Program Focusing on Family Life to Premiere January 4, 2012 on the CatholicTV® Network.

Coming in January 2012, the CatholicTV Network will debut relevant Catholic programming for Catholic families, focusing specifically on Catholic moms. The CatholicTV Network's new talk show, entitled The Gist, will star Rachel Balducci, Danielle Bean, and Carolee McGrath. The Gist is set to premiere Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 10:30 AM.

The Gist, a half-hour weekly talk show, will feature two conversation segments, a review segment, as well as a break-out interview featuring a guest relevant to Catholic family life. The two conversation segments will cover topics relevant to Catholic women and Catholic moms as well. The review segment will present the hosts' thoughts on a particular piece of media such as a book, a film, or an album.

Rachel Balducci, a writer and a newspaper columnist, lives in South Carolina with her husband and their five lively sons and one daughter. Rachel's first book, How Do You Tuck In a Superhero? debuted in April 2010. Rachel is also a well-known blogger; you can visit her blog at

Danielle Bean, a mother of eight, is the new editor-in-chief of the Catholic Digest magazine and Faith & Family Live. She is also author of My Cup of Tea: Musings of a Catholic Mom (Pauline 2005), Mom to Mom, Day to Day: Advice and Support for Catholic Living (Pauline 2007), and (with Elizabeth Foss) Small Steps for Catholic Moms: Think. Pray. Act. Every Day. You can learn more about Danielle at

Carolee McGrath hosts "Lifelines" here at the CatholicTV Network and will co-host the new series in 2012. Carolee is a reporter in Springfield, MA for WGGB-ABC 40, Fox 61 News in Hartford, CT and WTNH-TV in New Haven, CT. To watch Carolee's "lifelines", visit:

To learn more about The Gist visit, the Gist Facebook page at:, or the Gist twitter page at:

About the CatholicTV® Network:
Founded in 1955, CatholicTV Network is a national broadcast television network streaming a live feed 24 hours a day at Heeding Pope Benedict XVI's call to greater utilize the power of television and new media, the CatholicTV Network features its cable TV station, Catholic web site, mobile apps and widget. Celebrate Mass online; pray The Rosary; enjoy programs on prayer, the saints, the Scriptures and the Catholic Church on America's Catholic Television Network.

Contact: CatholicTV MA, 02472 US
Shannon Muldoon- Public Relations Coordinator - 617-923-0220


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