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On my last week of school, a Medill Alum invited us to see a taping of Nightline. She’s a producer there.
We watched George Stephanopoulos interview a military couple in Fort Hood. Then he said what’s up to us in the control room.
We also checked out their offices and their edit bays.
…and this is the first podium used by Ted Kopple on Nightline.
Last Sunday, Mark and I drove down to the historic old town – Alexandria. It was a favorite hang-out place for George Washington and Robert E. Lee.
A bunch of the buildings and street names are from colonial times. Plenty of modern businesses flourish here as well – from Starbucks to GAP.
We parked our car by the White House and walked down to the National Mall…saw a bunch of monuments and memorial…Steph said we must have walked at least 5 miles – from the Lincoln Memorial to the Jefferson Memorial…I know…that’s a lot of walking for a little bear like Andre.
On our way to the mall, we passed by the FDIC….your bank better be insured by these people.
So this weekend – we took a tour of all the DC tourist traps…I mean memorials and stuff….
The box office diva spoke at $28 NPC lunch. Her remarks aired on CSPAN….The Medill News Service also shot the luncheon…we actually have one network interested in using our footage.
She was introduced as the Academy Award winner (Girl Interrupted) and as the Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency.
She said to bear with her…the flashing cameras made her nervous.
Jolie spoke about her visits to refugee camps all over the world. She talked about the difficult experiences refugee children encountered when applying for asylum in the United States. Many young victims are interrogated by American officals about being abused, raped and witnesses to brutal murders.
She sounded really sincere about her mission. It’s nice to see famous people do some good in the world.
Sure, we had a final paper and presentation due on Monday….
Sure, I had to produce a 27 minute news magazine by next week…..
But those are not good enough excuses to miss out on a beautiful day for skiing – sunny, powder snow and hardly any winds.
….and I’m hosting these pix on Flickr again…
Mark took me to this dreamy restaurant…Two Quail. It’s on Capitol Hill. It was quite rommantic. Billie Holiday and other torch singers lulled you into this cozy restaurant….something out of the 1940’s. Victorian-like wall coverings, beaded Tiffany-like lamps, excellent and discrete service. We had a late dinner and we closed out the restuarant…
Plus the V-day meal turned out to be cheaper than what Mark anticpated…so yeah.
This is from a rally I covered the day after the State of the Union….they wanted to save social security…stuff like that. It was a Democratic blitz.
Here’s me at the White House….I’m just down the line from the CNN and NBC reporters. I had to call a day in advance to arrange for this shoot – the white house peeps needed our social’s. This is probably as close as I’m getting to the White House….for some time now. It was snowing. It was cold.