The first 26 Donna’s Day television episodes were produced at Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minnesota. After a highly rated and successful national and international run, the show’s production facilities were moved to Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida and were produced by the Jim Henson Company. These 52 new episodes aired on the Odyssey and Hallmark Channels. Many of these 52 shows included guest appearances from muppet characters including the special Kermit the Frog-Donna Erickson “Come to the Party” show. Given Donna’s Swedish heritage, it was a special treat for her to speak “Swenglish” or whatever language he speaks, with the Swedish Chef, who made regular appearances and a real mess in Donna’s kitchen.
If you would like to see a clip of the Swedish Chef and Donna in the kitchen on the Donna’s Day show, click on the idea link below.
Donna began her television career as a weekly regular for eight years on ABC-KSTP’s popular Good Company show in the Twin Cities, presenting creative recipes and activities for parents, grandparents,and care-givers. These ideas became the inspiration for her own show, “Donna’s Day.” Donna continues to present her ideas on KSTP’s “Twin Cities Live” program as well as in segments from her kitchen and around town on local and national TV.
Donna on the set of ABC-KSTP’s “Twin Cities Live.”
If you would like to see one of Donna’s recent “Twin Cities Live” TV segments, click link below.
Taping an “At Home With Donna” segment from Donna’s kitchen