Mother Love

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This article is about the American entertainer. For the TV series, see Mother Love (TV series). For the song by the band Queen, see Mother Love (Queen song).
Mother Love
Born Jo Anne Hart
(1953-12-29) December 29, 1953 (age 61)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
Occupation Television Show Host, Radio Show Host, Author, Actress
Years active 1988-present
Spouse(s) Kennedy Rogers (m. 1972)

Jo Anne Hart (December 29, 1953),[1] better known by her stage name Mother Love is an American television and radio show host, author and cameo actor.

Starting her career in her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, from 1998 to 2000 Mother Love was the original host of syndicated television's Forgive or Forget. In addition, she radio hosted in Los Angeles radio stations KLSX, KACE FM, and a show on KFI. Cameo appearances in such films as Volcano, Mr. Nanny and 11 other films, round out her resume.

Mother Love is the author of three books: Listen Up Girlfriends; Forgive or Forget, Never Underestimate the Power of Forgiveness; and, Half the Mother Twice the Love, My Journey to Better Health with Diabetes (October 2006). She is the co host for on dLife TV, For Your Diabetes Life, seen Sundays on CNBC 4:00 PM (PST); She is an active volunteer with the American Diabetes Association for many years; is a spokesperson for the ADA's "I Decide to Fight" Diabetes Campaign, doing over 200 radio interviews and TV appearances; and has been tapped to be spokesperson for the ADA's new "Choose to Live" program.She is a new Research Ambassador with ADA for 2010 and beyond. She is the 2010 spokesperson for Glucerna Snacks, Shakes and cereals. Mother Love travels the country with Novo Nordisk, Inc., sponsoring her "Mother Love Presents Diabetes Awareness Bus & Truck Tour". She is a motivational speaker on many family and women's issues. She is the recipient of many humanitarian awards for her work with diabetes awareness. She is also a member of Sigma Gamma Rho, one of four sororities in the National Pan-Hellenic Council.

On May 10, 2010, Mother Love returned to the airwaves on LA Talk Radio.[2]


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