Friday, August 24, 2007
"Standby..... Fade up, track and roll 13. Open mic and cue talent!"

This is my first attempt at publishing my own BLOG. Don't get me wrong, I am no stranger to publishing on the internet. I have worked in television and tv news for going on 12 years now.

I hope that this blog will be a place where I can feature some of the local stories I work on and to have a little opinion. So Monday through Friday you will see posts about features (a mix of video, text and multimedia.) On the weekends I will try to give some insight into my personal world. You will see things like where I live and what fun things I do in my spare time.

Let's get on with it!

NOTE: I am the webmaster for Q13FOX.com the Seattle, Washington FOX affiliate.
Yes, i did breath a sigh of relief when 'Achorwoman' was cancelled the day after it aired. :-)

This week I have been working with our PM Anchor for our prime broadcast, her name is Lara Yamada. I enjoy working with the anchors/reporters who are true journalists and Lara is certainly one of those.

We were working on her most recent feature segment "From The Front Line." Here is what it's about...

Lara Writes:
We are proud here at Q13 FOX News to share with you a special series of reports on the soldiers of Fort Lewis . It's a project we call: "From The Front Line."


In June, I met Pierce County College Professor and Freelance Photographer John Simpson. Back then, I interviewed him on his extraordinary efforts to capture the stories of our men and women overseas. For the past 3 years, he's been traveling to Iraq , embedded with the 1st Brigade in 2005, the 2nd Brigade in 2006 and now the 4th Brigade--all out of Fort Lewis .

He is sending us, from Iraq , his amazing pictures along with the names of the soldiers he photographs and personal notes and observations. It is an inspiring, and at times intimate look, at the soldiers who are risking their lives to protect our country

To all of the men and women in uniform, we here at Q13Fox News wish you the best and a safe trip home.
-Lara

My take on this is, no matter how you feel about the war, these pictures will make you feel something for these men and women. For me it was a Strong sense of appreciation. I will continue to publish this feature over the next 4 weeks.

Here is a direct link "From The Front Line" - Q13 FOX News.

I was inspired by my dear friend, Tiffany Hauck to start this BLOG. I admire and respect her very much, so i am going to steal an idea from her blog. She posts a song of the day. I am going to post a music video each day but it's kind of the same thing... thank you Tiff. Check out Tiffany's blog here.

Song of the Day
"Unwritten"
by: Natasha Bedingfield




I tend to like songs that i relate to. If it 'speaks' to me or my heart I love it.

The video and editing makes this work so well. When I listened to it without watching it didn't move me as much. Just another fine example of music and video lending themselfs to each other.

I love the sound of her voice and when I found this live version my love of this song was rejuvinated. I must spend some more time looking thought the music library on You Tube! :-)

Have a good one everyone,

Comments always welcome, of course!

VP

4 comments:

EditThis said...

Cool blog! Lots of info and fun to read. I'll put the word out! Good luck keeping up with it...

Diane said...

Welcome Rob! Inquiring minds want to know if you have continued to wear t-shirts under all your shirts?

LA said...

Welcome to the blogosphere, Rob. Looking forward to your news reports and videos of the day.

Tiffany sent me.

ile said...

Killer!!!

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