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    Originally posted by The Thrill
    JimBobSkeeter, you take that back. :-)

    But the whole thing DID lead to one of the more memorable moments of my TV career. Here goes...

    President Bush was already stopping in Green Bay on Thursday to campaign for John Gard (state politician running for Mark Green's House seat as Green challenges Jim Doyle for WI governor.) When the British terror arrests broke overnight, the original plan was for W to address the situation at his planned campaign stop.

    But as Air Force One was on the way, they decided W would address the issue right there on the tarmac in Green Bay. It was hilarious watching the Secret Service scramble to set up a podium and box for us to plug in...but that wasn't all.

    The network pool-hired satellite truck from Relay House couldn't relocate in time...ditto for the nat'l press pool. I was shooting it live for my station, when the ABC network decided to break into programming and take it live, there was only one source: me.

    So there I am, doing my liveshot for my local station, 15 feet from the leader of the free world, when a network guy comes up behind me and informs me I'm LIVE feeding the entire ABC network, on-air, coast-to-coast. Plus, the BBC picked up on it, too.

    (That's the view from yours truly's camera, as used in the ABC News webcast, as well as on TV.)

    Yours truly, live across the whole f*cking USA...wowsers. I be pimpin' presidents NATIONWIDE...and across the f'n globe! (Or something like that.)

    I heard later that the DC and NYC bureaus were WAY pleased...couldn't stop grinning the rest of the day.

    Not bad for a W'er, eh? :-)

Is it going too far out on a limb that this will now be at the top of the resume?
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