Posted in cali_lovin on 07/18/2009 12:00 pm by Queenkv
Sad news about the death of the “Most Trusted Man in America.” My hubby said Walter Cronkite passed away while I was sleeping.
He lived an amazing life. His career highlights include Apollo 11, JFK’s assassination and the Vietnam War. He demanded excellence and integrity in the newsroom. I remember reading his scripts in J-School: succinct, sharp and no BS. I think he will continue to be an inspiration to all journalists.
Posted in cali_lovin on 04/01/2009 02:47 pm by Queenkv
OK, I’m ready for a change.
I’ve had fun being a TV news producer and now I want a new challenge. Back in Chicago, I filed reports for the Northwestern News Network.
I enjoyed being a reporter – writing, shooting and editing my own stories. Rock on.
Let’s see if I can do it again! Check out my resume tape.
Over the weekend, I saw Girl Scout Troops making their final push for cookie sales. Under gray skies, they haunted Vacaville gas stations. They made another stand outside of the Fed Ex Store. I heard their squeaky sales pitches at street corners around Vacaville.
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Rock on Girl Scouts. Good luck in trying to make a profit in the middle of a Recession.
Of course, smart Troop members know how to tap into a returning customer base, like their parents’ co-workers.
After working my Vampire shift and forgetting about lunch, those bright colored boxes of Do-Si-Dos and Shortbreads always look like a good idea to me.
What Girl Scout Cookies did you stock up on this year?
I can only imagine how much work Kinsey and company put into this sharp, witty show. Long hours, multiple takes and a lot of time spent away from family and friends while in production.
As for myself, I’m also tickled to be working in TV news. It’s a stressful and demanding industry. At times, the work drives me crazy. Plus, I’m jealous that Daisy gets to fall asleep and wake-up with my hubby on more days of the week.
I’m also thankful that I’m making money in a career that I’ve dreamed about since I was in sixth grade. Every day is different. I wake up before dawn and I look forward to the challenge of breaking news, live shots, bizarre circumstances and anything else that’s thrown at me inside the newsroom.
Angela’s right – it’s better than answering phones for a 9-5 shift in a job I don’t care about.