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Posted: 5/9/2003 9:22:51 AM EST
I was on the Mpls/Saint Paul news once for being in the 1st major car crash of the winter once, & I was on 3 channels. I was also on national news, via an article that was picked up from the Mpls are news for getting rid my personal record albums at a church after a teen event. I was just curious, have you ever been on the tv news for anything, & what was it?
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 9:28:20 AM EST
Yeah...I took a gun off a guy who was stupid enough to put it under my nose back when I was in college. My frat bros beat the shit out of him after I disarmed him and threw him down a double flight of stairs. Small town, the news picked it up.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 9:31:00 AM EST
Twice. First time was 1990, was down near the Embarcadero Center in San Francisco, and a local TV station (I forget which one) was interviewing people about the impending war in Iraq. They asked me what I thought about it, and I whipped out a favorite saying from the movie "Where the Buffalo Run" (Hunter S. Thompson) What I said was,"I think Saddam Hussein is a treacherous hack and a warmonger that ought to be castrated so that his genes aren't passed onto future generations." The newsman and cameraman both said, "Whoa, dude!" The second time was when me and my "Got Ammo" tee shirt made the German news after the October AZ Black Rifle shoot.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 9:31:56 AM EST
When I was prosecuting, I was interviewed once about a case. This 35 year-old nurse was bopping a 16 year-old high school boy, and she was arrested for, more or less, statutory rape. I talked to the reporter for the Chicago Fox affiliate for about five minutes on camera, and I think they aired about 5 seconds of the interview. I recorded it and still have it somewhere. I've been in background shots a couple times for press conferences, and once at at Bears game.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 9:32:10 AM EST
I had a friend that got all caught up in a Church album smashfest when he was in High School. He got rid of EVERYTHING! Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Beatles, etc... including a bunch of more modern stuff. I warned him. I knew him. I knew he would regret destroying his music, but he wouldn't listen to me. He was totally caught up in the emotion. A month later he dropped about $300 buying back all his favorites. I even offered to buy them off him (knowing he would want them back), but no. He had to destroy them so Satan wouldn't tempt any other people to visit Strawberry Fields. Oh well, his money, his choice. I'm not trying to disparage anything you did. I don't know what you got rid of. In my mind, there is a world of difference between 'The Downward Spiral' and 'Stairway to Heaven'. And nope, never been featured on the news. Got printed on the op-ed page in the paper once though.
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Back in '86, I took a couple months off to sail my 25' sailboat through the Inside Passage. In Vancouver, BC my sailing pal met a newsman and one thing led to another. They actually did a 1/2 hr interview with me on the boat while we dicked off in the Frasier River. It aired on the local Canadian station. Pretty neat, I got a copy of it somewhere on VHS tape.
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Yep, dozens of times. Most related to catastrophe/disaster/tragedy stories. But a few were human interest/public relations stories.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 9:47:01 AM EST
4 times I believe on the local news. How ever my days of being a choir boy have ended.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 9:57:00 AM EST
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Ya, some local news station asked us about the fresh snow that was falling while some dude put chains on my tires. It was at night and damm them camera lights are bright. Course I didn't make it to the hotel before the news was shown so I can't verify. Maybe I should've thrown in a plug for AR15.com. Separate incident: And then I get arrested for some made up BS charge ( charges dropped of course ) and the local POS small town paper put my name on the front page! I should've cashed in with a book/tv deal!
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 9:57:58 AM EST
When I was layed off the 2nd week of January 2001 (along with a huge number of other people at number of different manufacturing plants). I was in the unemployment office in Traverse City, MI filing for unemployment and then looking for prospective jobs when I was interviewed about the situation. Wish I would have dressed for success that day. Played all over N. MI, my relatives in Canada even saw it. Still have that on tape. Not exactly a high point in my life (2nd son born 2 weeks later). Took six months to find employment and ended up too close to Detroit. But at least I have the best job I've ever had now. Kent
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 9:59:00 AM EST
About a year ago, I was interviewed on camera about guns and concealed carry while at the range one day. They were doing a report about folks getting guns and carrying after 9/11. I was the only person on the range that was willing to talk to the reporter. Of course, I have it on video tape. [:D] After viewing the story that night, I was very pleased that it was unbiased towards guns and presented the facts very well. That's pretty rare these days. [img]photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/IG_LoadImage.asp?iImageUnq=476[/img] [url=www.nra.org][b][red]NRA[/red][/url] [url=www.nra.org][blue]Life Member[/blue][/url] [url=www.gunowners.org][b][red]GOA[/red] [/url] [url=www.gunowners.org][blue]Life Member[/blue][/url] [url=www.saf.org][red]SAF[/red][/url] [url=www.saf.org][blue]Supporter[/blue][/url] [url=sas-aim.org][red]SAS[/red][/url] [url=sas-aim.org][blue]Supporter[/blue][/b][/url]
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 9:59:44 AM EST
Once in Highschool...Remember Burger King's ad campaign with the "mysterious Herb?...Who's Herb?"..."Herb has never tried a flame broiled whopper...." The actor who played Herb was named John Menick...a graduate of my highschool. Well, our city threw a huge party for "Herb"...gave him a key to the city, police escorted parade to...where else, Burger King...yadda, yadda, yadda. Our school had an assembly to honor a post graduate, all the local tv stations were there. I was interviewed on the local NBC station. Nothing big... Then in '94, we had an armed standoff at work and I was a witness. The guy then holed up in the factory and resisted the officers orders to come out....Several surrounding businesses were evacuated, roads barricaded and the swat team was assembling and planning an attack/extraction. The company had all those who were working and those who were reporting to work that morning gather at the local McDonalds. Again, the local news stations appeared and were interviewing those who saw anything...I was one of three people who witnessed it. All of a sudden, I had four cameras in my face and four reprters asking questions. One reporter was kind of hot...so I answered her questions mostly. Then the President of our company told me to quit talking to reporters...so I did. But I had them calling me at home later that day. The guy who caused all this? He surrendered about 9 hours after it all started. No shots fired. SWAT was literally a block away and en route to the factory when he gave up. At the trial, I wound up talking to the captain of the SWAT team and found out what they were prepared to do.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 10:00:34 AM EST
A few times when I was assigned to investigations. You know, the sound bite with the hot talking head and the Detective. I played the Detective by the way.[BD]
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Originally Posted By Searcherfortruth: I was also on national news, via an article that was picked up from the Mpls are news for getting rid my personal record albums at a church after a teen event...
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My wife dated a fellow like that who convinced her that all rock music was evil. So as not to derail your thread, I'll post that as another topic. On topic, once during the early 80's I was on TV news during a spring break beach story. I had 1981 Ford stepside 4x4 with 13 inches of lift and 44 inch tires. That truck turned a lot of heads.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 10:22:59 AM EST
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Been on camera a bunch of times and interview a bunch of times but the best was when I was in High School. My buddies and me were on the I-5 freeway in Portland Or. heading home to Vancouver, Wa. When a lumber truck overturned and dumped it's load. Blocked traffic for hours. Out came the newsies. I believe it was KOIN 6 was on an overpass right in front of us. Pointed their camera at us for over 2 hours. During that entire time at least one and most of the time all of us were flipping it off. Get home in time to watch the nightly news. Nothing but me and the buds flipping off the camera. We were heros at school for weeks. ED
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 10:49:45 AM EST
Does America's most wanted count?!
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 11:05:56 AM EST
I was in the regional paper for being first in line at the Star Wars re-release. Camped out overnight, dressed up, the works. I was on the front page of the community section. The problem was, the town was so damn small, everybody knew me as the "Star Wars guy". Av.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 11:12:54 AM EST
"........they keep showing my hands, and not my face on tv.........."
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AAAhhahahahaha that's what you get for being a geek![lolabove] Ment for Avalon01,AAhhahahaha![lol]
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 11:18:28 AM EST
during the packer Super bowl game a local station stoiopped out to our party. We were tanked and sitting in a portable hot tub. we jumped in the snow and rolled around- a little chilly- major shrinkage
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 6:07:02 PM EST
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I was interviewed on Communist News Network once. My bad, it was NBC....see how memorable it was? SRM
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 6:09:42 PM EST
only on AFRTS.
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Didn't speak, but they got a shot of me holding up a POW/MIA flag at one of our support the troops rallies(wow, two months ago) on the evening news. Hmm, maybe I should try to get on the news for dressing up like neo Wed night.[%|] Naah. Damn, we need a geek smiley, there are so many of us here.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 6:24:01 PM EST
Once at pride rally in Columbus,They were asking about my vintage Machinegun News tee shirt....only one there [funny that]
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 6:27:07 PM EST
A few times. Waiting in line for the last 2 Star Wars movies. A couple times while on tour with different bands. An interview about music in the record store I used to manage.
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Yep ,1986,I owned a go-go bar and I was getting slaughtered by the insurance for liquor law liability,I turned in my liquor license and turned the club into a "juice bar" with naked women dancing (you can't have naked dancers with a liquor license in jersey), I was in the news for a whole month straight, mostly ducking the news camers who said I was a sleeze for doing that. Maybe I was but it was a hell of a ride!
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 6:46:04 PM EST
Yeah, I was on TV news once. But they were real nice and let me fold a jacket over my hands to cover the 'cuffs...[BD]
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 6:52:21 PM EST
Originally Posted By TexRdnec: "........they keep showing my hands, and not my face on tv.........."
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Dukes of Hazzard [:D] Waylon rocks
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 7:04:12 PM EST
once back in '94, shortly before the AWB, I was interviewed when they saw me entering the Dallas convention center gun show. I was carrying an AR an AK a mini-14 and one other military style rifle into the show (looked really threatening) actually made it onto the evening newscast.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 7:09:36 PM EST
One time. I had two friends involved in a brutal crash, a guy and a girl. They had been dating for a few months and had left a huge graduation party. Neither had been drinking, and they were run off the road. The girl was ejected from the car through the sunroof and nearly torn in half. Obviously she died. The guy, whom I had known since kindergarten, was severly brain damaged and remains largely incapacitated to this day. We went out to the accident scene the next day and picked up our friends personal items that had fallen out of the car. Next thing we know, the local news shows up and there is about a 2 minute interview with yours truly about how sad we all were about loosing our friends. I really wish my one TV appearance had been about something good.[:(] -REAPER2502
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 7:18:47 PM EST
Originally Posted By Searcherfortruth: Have you ever been on the tv news?
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I am not at liberty to discuss it until all civil litigation has been finalised.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 7:33:34 PM EST
I've been on tv a couple of times. Once on the old tv show Hard Copy. I wasn't interviewed, but was filmed in a bit they did. Also made a spot on Springfield, IL local news one time (a brief spot). Though I've never lived in Springfield, IL. Been in the local paper a few times. Nothing to brag about though. Just general mayhem.
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 5:49:44 AM EST
My legs and my pickup were. When I was in the Navy, I was at our apartment replacing the shocks on my pickup. All of a sudden all kinds of police cars with sirens came buzzing into the parking lot and bail out with a news crew right behind them. They were chasing some car thieves in a pursuit that began in Sacramento (we were in Davis). The cops had to yell at the news crew and tell 'em to stay out of the way. It was over in a couple of minutes, but channel 13 in Sac devoted a fairly large segment to it that evening.
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 6:42:56 AM EST
One 4th of July weekend I was getting gasoline in Morton, IL. A reporterette and her cameraman from a Peoria TV station came up to me and asked if I would consent to an interview. They wanted to know if I was taking any 'special precautions' against "road rage". Apparently there were lots of road rage incidents at the time. I told her I'd be glad to appear on camera. Then I told her that I was the kind of driver that invokes road rage from other drivers. Her eyes got big, she started backing up, and said, "Oh that's okay. Bye!"
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 8:06:21 AM EST
[lolabove] That a good funny!
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 8:10:39 AM EST
Was interviewed on camera about how to deal with the gypsy moth problem several years back.
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 2:48:04 PM EST
About 15 years ago we had some riots, when a BLACK GREEK week was held in Va beach, VA [Cav vet, chill, thats what THEY called it not me] I was raising dogs and have firearms so my best friend called and said can you bring dogs and guns things are getting bad. BOOOMMMM I am screaming down to his house, running road blocks and hitting back streets. I got there and his house was untouched[;D] I raise my dogs to love everybody, so I took advatage of the crowds and took them down to let them get used to big crowds and people of a different culture. I went out for awalk the next day and strolled into the riot area. The National Guard love my girl dog . Anyways I got on the news for being the only White person that was a CIVILIAN for 10 blocks. That didnt mean I didnt have a gun. REPORTER : Sir, What are YOU doing down here ? ME : Taking my DOG for a walk . HI MOM .[wave] It was on 6 and 11 o'clock news
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