TODAY   |  September 02, 2013

Fan: Fourth Hour strengthened my family

TODAY’s Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb surprise Fourth Hour viewer Sheila Buckner from Florida with a trip to Chicago. She watches the show with her daughter and says it’s helped bring them closer together.

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>>> it's fun day monday, hoda.

>> you know what that means? we get to announce our fan of the week!

>> who is it going to be?

>> let's spin the globe. can we have a drum roll please? our winner, sheila buckner from brooksville, florida.

>> i love her.

>> she watches us on channel 8. we have sheila on the phone. gone gratulations.

>> hi. how are you?

>> we're good, but you're better.

>> yes, you are.

>> seriously.

>> we want to tell everybody why you are the fan of the week, why you love us and adore us and emulate us. here's why.

>> she watches with her daughter brynn over the summer during live or on tape. also watching the fourth hour has brought the two of them closer. how cute is that?

>> they're adorable.

>> they could co-host for us if they're not here. they even made a pilgrimage here to see the show.

>> had we known, we would have invited them.

>> and sheila , do you want to hear where you are going, doll?

>> oh, sure.

>> pack your bags because you and a guest are going to the fabulous city of chicago . you'll get five days, four nights in the windy city at the hard rock hotel in chicago.

>> get ready to unwind and relax because you and a guest, maybe your daughter, that would be nice, will indulge in a spa treatment right in your room. hotel and airfare accommodations provided by the hard rock hotel in chicago. are you excited? who are you going to take?

>> my hands are shaking. of course, i'm going to take her. she's actually sitting right here with me.

>> oh, awesome.

>> you guys have a great time.

>> and post some pictures of you so we can see. have a great time.