Thursday, August 30, 2007
Q13 FOX News 'Wrap Session'
Part of my job is trying to come up with new ideas of doing things on the web. Taking traditional media and finding some way to make it interactive or give it a unique presentation.

The concept is simple, after the show we keep the cameras rolling and do 5 minutes off-air just for the web. This is a feature that allows the anchors to express opinion and how they feel about some of the top stories of the day. (something you should never see on-air on any news broadcast.) The Wrap Session will come in handy when we have another Paula Abdul moment. It was hard to watch our news clip do 2 million + page views on You Tube.. my interview, my numbers! grrrrr oh well.

Listening to them chat today made me think... I have always been in newsrooms when these things happened. Princess Diana, Sept 11 among other various national news stories. So today, I ask.. Do you have a major news event that you remember where you were? Lennon, Elvis, Diana, Phil Hartman or O.J.? Floors open, anyone or anything.

Song Of The Day
Elton John - "Empty Garden"

I am a HUGE Elton John fan. I never miss a concert no matter where I am. Talking about John Lennon made me think of this song.

This song is a tribute to John Lennon, who was shot to death in 1980 by a deranged fan. Elton had performed on several Lennon songs and even appeared onstage with him at his final concert in 1974. Elton is the Godfather of Lennon's second son, Sean. When he performed this at a sold-out Madison Square Garden show in August 1982, Elton was joined onstage by Lennon's wife Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon.

John joined Elton onstage in November 1974 to sing "I saw her standing there" which Lennon said was from "an old, estranged fiance of mine called Paul". Ah that Lennon humor, gotta love it...

10-Year Anniversary Tomorrow:
Princess Diana Death
Song: Elton John & Bernie Taupin "Goodbye England's Rose"


EditThis said...

I remember a lot of things. Mostly 9-11 when I was on the way to work, and when they figured out what had happened, I was sitting in a parking lot of traffic in the middle of downtown L.A. I thought, if they just hit NYC, the next logical target would be L.A. Then going home and watching CNN for 12 hours, seeing those towers collapse over and over again.

I also remember watching the OJ car chase the night before I left to move to L.A. Who knew it would be part of my daily life for the next three years?

Jeff said...

I remember vividly the Diana thing...I was in San Francisco having a wonderful dinner. It was surreal. . .

I also remember the OJ thing...we (back when I was in the marines) were all watching it and wondering how in the world OJ Simpson could be guilty of murder...the following months changed my opinion.

Lastly, where is Kurt Cobain on this list...(I even think it was close to the OJ thing) My friend argued with me that Kurt Cobain was going to be remembered as a "greater" musician than The Doors... Now that several years have gone by...he might be right

Marla said...

When Elvis died I was 5 and me, my dad and mom were on vacation driving on the highway near Port Townsend and the DJ came on the radio and announced that Elvis had died and my mom cried and cried...
also on that same trip I saw lobsters being cooked alive.

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