My interview with CNN Headline News aired today. Overall, I’m happy with my bit. I hope you enjoy it too!
So, you see how we’re all sitting on the couch together doing school work in that one shot? We sat on the couch for what seemed like 20 minutes getting footage of us working together like that. I told my friend, Elizabeth, that we did more schoolwork during that shoot than we’ve done in the entire month!
It was a very interesting experience. I asked the kids what they thought, and they said it was OK. They weren’t all that moved by having the cameras here. It was like, “Oh, another day of who-knows-what-will-happen in the Takahashi house.”
After it was all done, I asked my son how the interview went. He said, “It was great. You looked like you were on Oprah!” (I think I’ve watched Oprah twice in the past year. It’s amazing which memories stick in their craniums.)
I also asked him what he thinks about having more interviews, or being on one of those shows like John and Kate Plus Eight. He said, “No thanks.” I would have to agree with him. I wasn’t nervous about the cameras, but it is hard to have two extra (or more) people in the house who aren’t part of the family, especially if one has a big-ole camera in your face the whole time. (I suddenly have a lot of sympathy for kids who have video camera obsessed parents.)
Overall, it was a good experience. I highly recommend it. Not only did we get to have this experience, but we got to talk to the camera man and the reporter, asking questions about their job, what it takes to be a reporter, and what their perspective is on life. It’s not every day that we have access to people who are on the front line of the media, and have the opportunity to find out what it’s really like to have their job.