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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

My Television Debut

Well, the events of the last couple of days have been random, to say the least. Last night I got a call from my visiting teacher's husband, Bob Hansen. He said, "Hi Liz, I'm not sure if you know this about me, but I'm a television reporter and I'd like to interview you." What?! Me?! What could I possibly know that you'd want to hear from me? No, I did not know that about him. I knew that he was our ward's bishop a while ago. I knew about his interest in photography. But I did NOT know that he was a reporter. In fact, after I got off the phone with him, I had to look him up online because I couldn't remember if he'd said he was a television reporter or a newspaper reporter. Once I found him on NBC 7/39 News' website, I started to feel nervous about the whole thing. What if I didn't know what he wanted me to know? I didn't want him to feel like coming to my house was a waste of time.

He's doing a segment on photo sharing and Internet photo hosting websites (Shutterfly, Snapfish, Flickr, Picasa, Kodak, Photobucket, etc.). Since I've gotten into photography and I'm a mom at the same time (we mom's are notorious picture-takers), he wanted my opinion on which sites I liked and for what purposes (i.e. photo sharing, photo storage, printing, etc.). He and his camera man, NoƩ, came by today at 11am. They set up in the backyard and then filmed me taking pictures of my kids for a while. After that we went inside and Bob interviewed me at our kitchen table. Then we went into the living room and I got to show them my photo blog and some of my photography while they kept the camera pointed at the computer screen. I also showed them some of the photo hosting websites that I use. Anyway, while I first mentioned that this was random, I also had a blast. It's the first chance I've had to get to know Bob as Bob instead of Lorraine's husband and it was fun to show another photographer my pictures. Plus, if you really know me, you know that I'm more than ready and willing to share my opinions about things. I'm just not so sure I like doing that on television.

If you're here in San Diego, the segment will air this Saturday (Feb. 16th) on channel 7, NBC 7/39 News, at 11:00pm. Don't expect much. I think he said he'd probably interview me for all of 30 seconds and then use maybe 10 seconds of it during his segment. Woo hoo! I'll be famous after 10 seconds! :-) Just kidding.

10 comments:

Melissa said...

THAT IS SO AWESOME!! Congratulations you STAR you! Wow- what a cool thing!! I was interviewed for the news in second grade, but they never used my part- I was bummed. But that is so cool- you'll have to post it some how. That really is amazing. Good for you! I told you that you were talented!

Lisa said...

Wow Liz!!that is really cool!!I don't know many people that have that experience. Can you post the photage on your blog? I would love to see it!

Brooklet said...

That is so cool! What great exposure for you too, as a budding photographer! yes, you definitely have to record it and post it on your blog!

Mom and Dad said...

When I was eight years old and living in Fresno, the local newspaper, the Fresno Bee, snapped some pictures of me doing the hoola hoop and published it in their paper. Like mother like daughter:)

Anna said...

Hey Liz,
I want to see it. Is there going to be a way to view it online? You will have to record it and show it to me when I come in May!!
THats awesome!!

ScottnLisa said...

Hurray! You're first 10 seconds of fame! Woo hoo! Wish I could see it over here. I think that it's awesome that you just barely got into photography and you're already getting great advertising! Rock on Liz!

The Wirthlin Family... said...

Yay Liz! That is so great! Definitely post the footage if you can.

Travis & Ashley said...

Wow Liz, that sounds like an amazing opportunity. And by the way, we would love you to photograph our future baby harmor, especially now that you are famous!!

Barbara & Morris said...

That is cool... what an interesting thing to happen to you...hopefully it will help you move forward a little faster with your photography.
I guess I don't have to say "post the 10 seconds of fame" so we can all see it!!!hehee.. You better;)Fondly, B.

Amy D. Hall said...

How cool is that!
I was just in a media training session this last week for work and we were trained on how to be interviewed on camera. That is fun stuff! :)