Replay – V for Vitality

Lucie talks about her life from A-Z: being the daughter of Icons Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball and her career spanning 45 years in TV, movies, music and theater. She is an entertainer in her own right, hard working, and creative. In January of 2010, Lucie became the Artistic Director for BABALU: A Celebration of the Latin Music Craze of the ‘40s and ‘50s as Seen Through the Music of The Desi Arnaz Orchestra. This production opened the 40th season of the famed Lyric and Lyricist Series at the 92nd St.Y in New York City with sold out performances. She is married to the actor Larry Luckinbill and is the mother to three beautiful, talented children: Simon, Joseph and Katharine, in addition to being stepmother to her husband’s two sons, Nicholas and Benjamin. It is these credits of which Lucie is most proud. Stay tuned at the end of the interview for the song “The Music in Your Heart”, sung by Lucie Arnaz from her “Latin Roots” CD. 

About Susan Brender

Susan Brender has 20 years experience as a television producer with diversified broadcasting experience in the Political, Entertainment, Legal, and Business arenas. She is the recipient of the ACE Award for (Best Program in an Educational Series): Teenagers: Drinking and Driving “A Killer.”

As a producer on CNBC, The Charles Grodin Show, Susan was the driving force behind a critically acclaimed series that examined the inequities in the justice system. Her other network cable producing experience includes Pozner/Donahue, and Gerry Spence Shows. At MSNBC, Susan lent her producing expertise to a variety of talk programming with leading newsmakers. She also produced business news segments for the top-rated, nationally syndicated business news program, The Wall Street Journal Report.

In the field of documentary film, Susan worked with the accomplished independent documentary makers, DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegeduson a project about the youngest person on death row.

Susan became involved in the “Dot.Com” world in 2001 where she became Vice- President and Director of the Women’s Channel for Stellar Networks, a Seattle based Company. Today Susan’s interests lie in the Arts and Health arena. She is currently working in communications and development for non-profits dedicated to arts and education and arts and health.

Susan is also the Host of V for Vitality on WomensRadio. V for Vitality features interviews with artists discussing how the arts play a vital role in maintaining youth and vitality. This show will discuss the fundamental importance of the arts in the mind-body-spirit relationship as a health strategy.