I was contacted on Monday evening by Boyd Huppert asking for my assistance with a KARE11 "Land of 10,000 Stories" special..
He asked if he could interview me as a sort of "What's happening now with this story?" thing. I suggested several other build-team members in the area as better candidates for the story such as Kev and Carbon or GTGeff, but Boyd had a limited amount of time to begin production.
The hour long special on KARE11 will feature eight separate stories, in a sort of "our favorites" arrangement by Boyd and Jonathan.
Using an old Love Seat that was found beside the road by a relative, Boyd is tying the stories together by using the "Love Seat" as the glue.
In the first segment of the special, The Neighborhood of Love, the Love Seat is hauled from home to home in a single neighborhood. Focused on a group of families that have been married for 50+ years all in the same block, this wonderful and whimsical feature will set the tone for the rest of the special...
It airs on KARE11 on December 21st at 9PM Central.
I will be sure to record it to my HTPC and upload it.
I remember watching the initial segment of Neighborhood of love. Boyd's stories are terrific. looking forward to watching your part and the follow up on Tyler's project. I'm sure you'll do a great job.
Terrific news. It's great to see that there is continued interest outside of the Fiero community. Will you be wearing your "media whore" shirt or something a bit more formal.....last year's student designed T-shirt perhaps? Keep us posted on when the interview is and all the details.
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The interview was today. The love seat was placed in the parking lot behind the building where the loading docks are for all of the surrounding businesses, and my Fiero was parked off in the distance behind for the introduction.
Then we moved it up right behind the love seat, and Boyd and I sat and talked about a bunch of stuff. I probably flubbed it a bit, but he said that's OK... I'll only be on TV for about a minute (thank God) before they show Boyd and I loading the love seat on an open frame trailer and me driving off with it to deliver it to the next story in the series.
As always, Boyd is great at what he does, and Jonathan, the photo/videographer is a master.
Even from Pittsburgh, I've become a Boyd Huppert fan. There is a perfectly obvious reason the man wins prestigious awards; he is a talented story teller. No worries. You were in good hands. With Boyd and Jonathan behind the controls "You will look Marvelous, my friend, simply Marvelous." (said in my best Billy Crystal voice).
KARE-TV reporter Boyd Huppert has picked up multiple Emmys for the "Land of 10,000 Stories" features he's done with photojournalist Jonathan Malat. On Friday, Dec. 21, "Land of 10,000 Stories" is getting a special primetime slot at 9 p.m. for an hourlong episode featuring some of Huppert's and Malat's favorites.
The show includes eight previously aired stories, along with updates on the folks featured in them, including a look at one of the duo's most popular pieces from 2008 -- "Duck in a Truck," about a local delivery man who is joined on his route by a duck named Frank in the passenger seat.
That story led to this classic quote: "Maybe if we all had a duck in our lives, we wouldn't be so mad at each other."
I watched the broadcast lastnight ( KARE 11 news channel fortunately happens to be part of our cable tv programming up here in Thunder Bay! ) All I can say is that I am so very impressed by all of the people who helped to shine a ray of loving sunshine onto the life of a young man who was facing such a dark situation.That car build was an amazing display of caring , compassion and generally all the good things that people are capable of when a crisis, such as the Shipman's faced, occurs.God bless you all!