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Local TV Notes: A Chicago MasterChef's Mental Illness

1. Make A Sound For A MasterChef.

"MasterChef season three finalist Joshua Marks is facing charges stemming from a bizarre incident last week in which he was arrested for allegedly attacking a police officer at a University of Chicago apartment complex," NBC News reports.

"Those in contact with the 7-foot-2 reality TV contestant say Marks' actions were completely out of character for him and are likely the result of a mental illness.

"A video shot in February to promote the Make a Sound Project supports those sentiments. In the clip, Marks mentioned that he struggles with mental illness."

Not sure that's in this clip, but the Today show clip supplied by NBC goes into the rest of the show, which is heinous.

So here's this one:


2. Life Matters.

"Journalist Randi Belisomo wants you to think about what will happen when you die," Emily Morris reports for DNAinfo Chicago.

"The WGN-TV reporter partnered with a Northwestern Medicine doctor to create Life Matters Media, a website that aims to help people make the terrifying concept of death a part of normal, everyday discussion.

"Since its launch in June, the website has tackled the taboo subject in sometimes surprising ways, like with the addition of a relationships and intimacy columnist who has started taking on topics like sex and how to maintain privacy with loved ones at the hospital.

"Belisomo, 31, said the idea arose several months after she dealt with the death of her husband, CLTV journalist Carlos Hernandez Gomez, who died of colon cancer in January 2010 at age 36.

"When he was diagnosed, Belisomo thought she and her husband had a long road of treatment ahead of them. Instead, his death came just a year later after he experienced a blood clot.

"It took us all by surprise," Belisomo said. "I found myself in an intensive care unit having to decide when was the appropriate time to remove life support."

From the Life Matters website:

"By providing a platform for the sharing of information, resources, communication and experiences of those living their final days fully, the vision of Life Matters Media is to create a community for ones facing the end of life and for those that care for them. Ultimately, we seek to foster a greater understanding of the capacity that end of life decisions have to nurture the human spirit."

3. Boss The Movie?

That's the well-placed rumor.

4. Chicagoans Fail To Get Out Alive.

Local duo eliminated from Bear Grylls show.


See also: Chicagoans Brave The Wilds On New Bear Grylls Show.

5. Dog TV.


Comments welcome.


Posted on August 6, 2013

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