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Comic Steve Harvey brings radio show to Shreveport

Steve Harvey fans filled Riverview Theater for the special broadcast Monday. Steve Harvey fans filled Riverview Theater for the special broadcast Monday.
Comic Steve Harvey entertains while Mayor Glover (rear center) and Lt. Gov. Landrieu (rear right) look on. Comic Steve Harvey entertains while Mayor Glover (rear center) and Lt. Gov. Landrieu (rear right) look on.

Story by Katrina Webber

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - The city of Shreveport is back in the national spotlight, but for a good reason.

Comic, actor, clothing designer and radio host Steve Harvey brought his nationally syndicated morning program to town Monday, broadcasting live from Riverview Theater.

The program, which airs daily from 5 a. m. until 9 a. m. on KDKS 102.1 FM, features Harvey and several sidekicks, including his nephew, Tommy. 

Monday's program also included live guests.  Louisiana's Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu spoke about tourism in the state, and singer "Cupid"-- creator of the song and dance sensation--"The Cupid Shuffle," performed.

Harvey is best known for his standup comedy as well as a syndicated television sitcom, "The Steve Harvey Show."  He also appeared in the filmed standup comedy concert, "The Original Kings of Comedy," which featured fellow comics D. C. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer and Bernie Mac.

His career has also included several appearances in the Shreveport-Bossier area, although Harvey said it has been quite a while since he performed here.

"It's very different from what I remember, very different. Somebody's making money in Shreveport and it wasn't me this morning," he joked, saying that he had already lost money at a local casino.

Harvey said although his radio program is top-rated, he plans to continue efforts to venture out into other areas of entertainment, possibly including another TV show.

"I have a couple of offers on the table, but we'll see how it goes."  Harvey said he's also in the process of writing a book. 

Never one to shy away from speaking his mind, he took time to address the subject of the presidential race and said he backs Democrat Barrack Obama.

"If Obama's not elected president, this country is going to be in trouble," he said.  "Everybody's making a big deal about him being the first African American candidate, but he has a viewpoint of whites and blacks. And I think that's important in this country at a time for change."





 

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