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Spencer Christian, former weatherman and personality on Good Morning America, shares his life story and longtime gambling addiction.Christian is now a meteorologist on ABC/7 KGO-TV in San Francisco, and the author of a very personal memoir, You Bet Your Life.
This podcast is the audio from a recent TV interview. You can watch the video here.
In this interview, Christian talks about forecasting the weather, his start in TV in Richmond, VA and his quick rise to the top, first at WABC-TV in New York, then a 13-year run on Good Morning America. We have some fun with Groucho's schtick, and Christian does say the "secret word".
We turn serious as we discuss his gambling addiction, which cost him huge losses, 2 bankruptcies and a great deal of shame. He is incredibly honest about this experience, and shares it in hope of helping others.