Saturday, March 19, 2016

FAME (of a sort)

My old buddy, Baseball Steve, got his wish from this political season the other day.

He got a picture with Bernie Sanders.


Steve (on the right) and an audio guy had just shot an interview with Sanders by Rachel Maddow.

So the old shooter got a selfie out of it.

The two Phoenix guys look happy.

Sanders looks, typically, befuddled and as if the other two are holding him up.

Meantime, I had a little touch with fame myself recently.

The first week in March marked the 50th anniversary of the great blizzard of 1966 which slammed into North Dakota.

I was working as a radio-tv newsman in the state capitol, Bismarck, at the time and, after walking three miles to work through snowdrifts and white-out conditions, spent the next three days at the station, much of it on the air on radio and television.

A relative of mine who still lives in North Dakota saw that my old t.v. station would be doing special coverage of the storm and called to tell me about it.

I then emailed the station weather men and newscasters and asked if I could get a DVD of their coverage.

That resulted in them asking me if I would mind driving down to Phoenix and being interviewed for their coverage.

Since the station in Phoenix is also one I once worked at I was happy to oblige and the interview was done by a friend from my days there who is now their anchorman, Mark Curtis.

I since have received the DVD from Bismarck and after viewing it and seeing how battered my visage appears after all these years, I rather wish I hadn't agreed to the interview.

Fame.

It's a fleeting thing.

8 comments:

  1. Yes, you were a fresh faced young newsman(boy) at KFYR TV. Be nice to roll the clock back and cross the street to the GP Hotel for a tall cool one served at the bar by Dallas the bartender or better yet, served at a table by the glamorous Cindy the barmaid, you remember her, her husband was in the pen. Can't remember for what though.

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  2. Your friends were scammed! I'm pretty sure that is Larry David.

    I'll bet you were not wearing shorts in that '66 storm.

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  3. My dad was stuck for 3 days in his car south of Grand Forks in that blizzard. We lived in Fargo at that time. It was a bugger.

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  4. Gravity takes it toll on all of us.
    Steve looks like he might be auditioning for a running mate.

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  5. Steve is channelling Mike Rutherford from
    70's edition Genesis...

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  6. Not the best picture of Bernie, but still exciting.

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  7. So are you going to share with us a snippet of your DVD and your interview? I'd love to see it. :)

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