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Anyone here been on the news?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Princeton, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. Princeton

    Princeton Well-Known Member

    If so, tell what it was concerning. I've been on the news just once. I was nine years old and it was regarding the opening of my new elementary school. My dad paid the cameraman 20 bucks to get a few shots of me. Though, I looked like an idiot (I hadn't discovered the shoulder straps on the bookbag yet and was carrying it by the little loop on the top). So, anyway, I'd love to hear your stories about if you've been on the news.
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  2. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    Well, I've never been on the news, but my dad was on the local portion of the Jerry Lewis telathon this past September. His store (and sister store) had raised money for MDA, and he was selected to present the check. It was pretty cool.
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  3. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    Last year I was on the news locally here in Mexico. I got robbed by a couple guys and they fled in a cab and ended up dumping my ID and the wallet in the bottom of the cab and the cab driver found it after they got out. In a weird coincidence I had been in the same cab earlier in the day and the driver remembered me but didn't know where to find me so he went to all the newspapers and a TV station trying to track me down.

    People saw this on TV or in the paper and would recognize me on the street and start trying to tell me about the wallet but at the time I spoke almost no Spanish so I couldn't understand what they were saying! Eventually a neighbor of a friend of mine saw it and explained what was going on and I eventually got my ID and wallet back.

    For a few days it was pretty weird though with all these people stopping me on the street and having no idea what they were saying or why they wanted to talk to me.
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  4. chestermcdragon

    chestermcdragon Well-Known Member

    my baby sister was on the news friday.
  5. zeldazipple

    zeldazipple Well-Known Member

    I was in the news paper when I was 6 years old. I was in a privet school which wasn't licened and they got busted for it.
  6. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I've been around, but I'm not seen. Why? I'm hidden behind a set. Why? So no one will see that I'm giving a little purple monster a prostate check.
  7. Faylo

    Faylo Well-Known Member

    I was on the news once with our show choir! :) It was before we went to Japan, and same when when we came back.
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  8. Kiki

    Kiki Well-Known Member

    In prep my class and I were in the paper, dunno why though...
  9. Skye

    Skye Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I don't think I was ever on the news before, but I've been in the newspaper. It was when I was in 5th or 6th grade, I think, and certain people in my class (including me) were interviewed for this article they were doing on my school.
  10. Kiki

    Kiki Well-Known Member

    Heh, that reminds me. Once I was actually on the radio! This was in grade 3 and this bloke from a local radio station picked one person in our class (moi) to be interviewed about what our parents put in our lunches and I volunteered!
    So from then on, I've always wanted to be a radio personality. :)
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  11. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Speaking of which, I was a DJ for our middle school's news/radio show (I was in Grade 8 then), I called myself "DJ Salvatore" after the evil DJ with the same name from a then-popular episode of Samurai Jack.

    Yep, that's why I became who I became in that one T*K*O episode.
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  12. Skye

    Skye Well-Known Member

    I just want to say... that's awesome, Snowthy! I've never been a DJ (yet), but I used to call radio stations to request songs, and the DJs all told me that I had such a nice voice, that I should be on the radio, etc, etc. It was pretty cool! And I do think it would be really fun to be a DJ, for a little while at least, at some point! :D
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  13. Kiki

    Kiki Well-Known Member

    That's cool-as, Snowthers! Yeah... I call radio stations too Skye. There's one that I listen to like, 24/7. It plays all the golden oldies and I always love to request songs. Plus, they're always giving away tickets to see people in concert. I called 'em like, 20 times when they were giving away Billy Joel and Elton John ones. :) :)
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  14. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Hey... those of you in Canada... don't watch the news tonight; whatever they said about a Toronto-ian being "stalked" by some squirrely yankee... IT WASN'T ME!!! Ooops...
  15. Pork

    Pork Well-Known Member

    I was in the newspaper some years ago for winning a cartoon competition...they said they would put my comic in the paper but they never did...how lowsy is that?

    about 12 lowsy.
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  16. jediX

    jediX Well-Known Member

    I've been interning at my local Fox affiliate, and the top of my head has been in the background of several "breaking news" things, if that counts...
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  17. Fragglemuppet

    Fragglemuppet Well-Known Member

    When I first saw the name of this thread my thought was, "Well I should hope not!"
    lol But then I remembered that when I was in kindergarten, I think it was, our Christmas concert was featured on the local news.
    It may have been first grade. I think it was because the mayor was there.
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  18. DannyRWW

    DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    I was on the new twice..sort of...the first time was local...they were having a weather forcaster for a day contest and I decided to enter it with my puppet....the reporter hosting at the mall thought i ws interesting enough to interview me live....it was pretty funny because he kept holding the microphone up to the puppet....I am not a ventriloquist so I kept trying to politely point out that I was the one talking for the puppet...the other time was for an online cnn interview...they quoted me a few times in an article about the muppets and used a video of mine in a text interview with walter...whats even funnier is that walter never answered my question even though he talks directly to me You can read it/see it here It actually is something I've been very proud of as it will be the closest I would ever come to working with the muppets
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  19. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    I've been seen during coverage of several Pride parades, as I used to march in my Frank N. Furter drag, and that's camera candy. I even got interviewed, and one question was used on the air.

    I've also been on the front page, above the crease, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution when it ran an article about my RHPS cast. Must have been a sloooow news day.
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  20. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Thread bump.

    I've never actually been on the news, however my next door neighbors were on the news about seven years ago. It was really interesting to see the news guy and the camera guy outside with their news truck with all that equipment and a really tall antennae sticking out the top.

    I think the story was about one of my next door neighbors having a heart attack. She's okay now though, in fact they still live next door to us.
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