Lisa Saunders & Mystic Seafarer's Trail

Lisa Saunders

Author, TV talk show host, and CMV fighter


Lisa Saunders


The Lisa Saunders Show

The Lisa Saunders Show informs, entertains and features guests who make

their world a better place!

Guests have included:

Jacques Pépin, chef, cookbook author, and PBS cooking series host, came to SEC-TV in Groton, Conn, on August 13, 2015, to discuss the joy of cooking simply and socially--even after widowhood--with Dr. Joanne Z. Moore, publisher of Pathfinder: A Companion Guide for the Widow/er’s Journey, on The Lisa Saunders Show. Left to right: Alison Downs, videographer; Dr. Joanne Z. Moore, publisher, Pathfinder; Suzanne Janso, videographer; Jacques Pépin, chef; and Lisa Saunders, talk show host. (Photograph taken by Tom Hopkins [using someone's iPhone]. Hopkins is a good friend of Pépin's and the professional photographer whose work appears in Pépin's upcoming book, Jacques Pépin: Heart & Soul in the Kitchen.)

Want to be interviewed on The Lisa Saunders Show? It's a 30-minute show and guests should be prepared to arrive 15 minutes early. Send the following information to 

YOUR NAME: _________________YOUR CELL: _________________


YOUR ADDRESS: _________________


MAIN TOPIC FOR DISCUSSION: _________________


TV SET LOCATION: Southeastern Connecticut Television (SEC-TV)

80 Plaza Court, Groton, CT 06340 (Groton Shopping Plaza between Benny’s & US Post Office)

TELEPHONE:         860-449-1477

WEBSITE:              website

THE LISA SAUNDERS SHOW AIRS:     Weds, 8 p.m., plus other times of the week

Airs in Groton, Ledyard, Mystic, Stonington, North Stonington and Voluntown, Connecticut.
Channels 12 & 96 on Comcast; channels 12 & 670 on Thames Valley; and? channel 99 on frontier. SEC-TV’s Youtube Channel:

FREE: Guests are given air time and one DVD of the show, which will also be uploaded to the studio’s Youtube channel (there is no fee for that). You can ask the community access station in your own viewing area to air the interview.*  Find your Connecticut local access station by clicking here:$FILE/PUBACLIS.DOC.

Note from Lisa Saunders: Would you like exanded uses for your interview? Ask me about providing you with expanded uses for your TV interview which include: A video file (.mov) for download. This video file of your segment can be uploaded directly to your own YouTube or vimeo account, Facebook, an Author’s Page on Amazon, Goodreads, and other sites that require the actual file when posting a video.
For additional exposure, I can upload your video file to the Lisa Saunders Youtube Channel (at, where I will include live links to your personal website/Facebook page, which increases likelihood of people clicking directly into your website while watching your interview. If you are on my YouTube channel, I will then promote your show in my newsletter,,, Twitter, Google +, and LinkedIn.
If you are an author, you may wish to be interviewed by my occasional co-host, book reviewer John Valeri, formerly of Hartford Books Examiner. John Valeri has interviewed several notable authors such as Marcia Clark, and now has his own column at

If you would like any of these expanded services, please let me know now as that will determine the best time to schedule your appearance on my show.


How do you want to be introduced?

NAME:          example, Dr. Smith, Lisa, Mrs. Smith?

TITLE:          Author, skydiver, etc.


YOUR BRIEF BIO (please, just four sentences max—just replace my sample bio with your own): Lisa Saunders is an award-winning writer, TV talk show host, and marketing consultant living in Mystic, Connecticut, with her husband and hound. She works as a part-time history interpreter at Mystic Seaport and teaches classes on memoir writing and self-publishing at New London Adult & Continuing Education. A graduate of Cornell University, she is the author of several books and winner of the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations Gold Medallion. Lisa is the parent representative of the Congenital Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Foundation and was instrumental in helping Connecticut become one of the few states in the U.S. to enact a law to combat the #1 viral cause of birth defects. 


What do you want to discuss?


How should name/contact appear on TV Screen (must be very brief)




Website (or Facebook):  (not required)

Email: (not required)         

Phone: (not required)


PLEASE GIVE ME FIVE QUESTIONS TO ASK (I may not ask more than one, but it gives me an idea of the direction to go—please don’t insert the answers)








Upcoming Events Include:




Arrive at Southeastern Connecticut Television Studios 5 minutes prior to the scheduled taping.

Clothing: Solid, darker colors seem to look best. Avoid wearing a lot of shiny jewelry.

Hair: Make sure your style does not hide your face--especially if the camera shoots you from the side.

Makeup: Wear what you normally would, but remember that the bright lights may make you looked washed out. Lipstick and eyeliner may help!

Material: Bring props if appropriate.

Camera: You don’t need to look at the camera. The camera will find you while you are answering questions. Unless discussing a tragic topic, remember to smile or at least look interested when listening to others. The camera may be on you when you least expect it!




You must visit your local access station in person and bring I.D. showing that you live or work in their viewing area. Here is a sample of what you can tell the TV station:


Dear Local Access Station:


I live and/or work in the region serviced by your community access TV station and would like you to air a 30-minute talk show about ….


Talk show guests include: …


My address (or work address) is:


The show was filmed at Southeastern Connecticut Television (SEC-TV) Studios.

SEC-TV: Community Television for Groton, Ledyard, Mystic, Stonington, North Stonington, and Voluntown, Connecticut. CHANNELS 12 & 96 on Comcast; ?CHANNELS 12 & 670 on Thames Valley; and ?CHANNEL 99 on Frontier.

Address: SEC-TV, 80 Plaza Court, Groton, CT 06340

Studio Phone: 860-449-1477





[name and contact information]