Fox Business anchor Melissa Francis was only eight years old when she won the role of a lifetime: playing Cassandra Cooper Ingalls on the world's most famous prime-time soap opera, Little House on the Prairie.
Now in Lessons from the Prairie, Melissa shares behind-the-scenes stories from the set and lessons learned from the show's dynamic creator, Michael Landon, that have echoed throughout her adult life. With novel insights on hard work, making mistakes, and even spirituality, Francis shares inspirational and practical life lessons that will appeal both to her fans, and fans of one of the most beloved TV shows of all time. Get it on Amazon
A graduate of Harvard University, MELISSA FRANCIS grew up in southern California. As a broadcast journalist, she has anchored CNBC's "Power Lunch," "The Call," and "On The Money, " served as a regular contributor to the "Today" show and "Weekend Today" Show, and currently hosts two daily business shows on the Fox Business Network. She lives in New York City with her husband and their two sons.
What an awesome surprise!
Fox Business anchor Melissa Francis takes us with her on her first audition of Little House On the Prairie. We get an inside look into the reality of the process, stage moms, backstage personalities, and an overwhelming sense that this will help shape Melissa’s thought process and ideas in making her mark.
From college days to rough starts in news, Francis is quick to take us through the struggle; showing glimpses into the real world of news, how she got her foot in the door, and ultimately found her place.
Lessons is peppered with personal issues and an inside look into who Melissa is a person, anchor, and mother. For fans of her show this will be an insightful look into her life and family.
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