When we learned that Joy Behar said "yes" to our request for a live broadcast interview we got busy digging for tidbits of her life. He is truly a comedic original who has an opinion on just about everything. We covered lots of ground in ten minutes and think you might enjoy the conversation:
She has been with CNN since 1999 and is now the Chief Business Correspondent for the network. Christine Romans is also from Iowa. We met at the Iowa Broadcast News Association Annual Meeting and talked about her new book "Smart is the New Rich - Money Guide for Millennials", what she sees as innovative ways to hire talented people and the "myth" of the "Me-Centered Millennial".
For 33 years Lisa Myers worked for NBC News covering politics. She came to town for the Smart Talk Series and we were able to sit down and chat about journalism, broadcast news, being a woman in a newsroom and the rigors of a traveling news person. Think cold food, little sleep and coffee...lots of coffee.
Our friend Brooke Benschoter said, "You should visit with Sheree Clark from Fork in the Road!" So, we did. Here Brook and Sheree visit about season two of Sheree's television show, her book and how the simple task of eating can repair a family... Here is our conversation:
When Nexstar purchased the ABC affiliate WOI-TV5 in Des Moines we knew television broadcasting in the Des Moines Metro was going to change. Recently the company named veteran broadcaster Jon Skorburg to head the transition. What does he have planned? What can viewers expect in the daily news and programming? We asked and Jon shared. Here is our conversation:
It's been several months since Kristian Day came by the News Hour. Since then his theater in Fairfield has opened, he's busy shooting television programs and has an eye to more films coming from Iowa. Here is our wide ranging conversation about his craft:
This may sound harsh however, broadcast media simply does not have the time to help you message your business. So, if you are writing press releases and calling for coverage the chances that you'll actually get it done are very slim. And, if you do get it done is it the message you really wanted to send. Their is a way for you to control your business message and do it well. Here's that tip:
Stan Moberg left CNN in Atlanta and headed to Des Moines where he landed a job producing Great Day a morning variety television program on KCWI-23 here in Des Moines. With only five or six "behind the scenes" staff members and three hosts, Lou Siplot, Jackie Schmillen and Jason Parkin he's got his hands...full. We asked Stan, "So, what makes Great Day so...great?" Our conversation.