I’m sure I’m not always nice to the college interns who spend time at the TV station, desperately trying to learn enough to take my job from me. Sometimes I am.
Obviously, there’s a story that goes with this.
Remember the VH-1 show “Pop Up Video?” Standard music videos would play, but they were overlaid in post-production with pithy little facts. In case you’ve forgotten, here’s Cindy Lauper’s “Time After Time,” PUV style.
When I first watched Pop Up Video, I was blown away. What a great concept.
The show ended with typical on-screen credits and a little logo for Spinthebottle.com, the production company responsible. This was in the early days of the Internet. I was surprised to note their web presence.
I opened a browser, found the site, figured out the email address of the guy in charge, and sent a complimentary note. It reached Tad Low.
Low wasn’t that long out of college and told me a story about his internship – as it turns out in a local TV station’s newsroom. One night the weather was rainy and the local weatherman offered him a ride back to the dorm.
Oh – I was the weatherman!
I had no idea. I didn’t remember doing that. I didn’t even remember Tad, who was a Yale student at the time.
I’m thinking about this because Tad’s in the paper today – in the New York Times for his show on Fuse, “Pants-Off Dance-Off.”