Whew! Yesterday, the local NBC station ran a segment on my Chickens for Wake Forest story and petition. It was taped on Thursday, and I couldn't wait to see when it would be on the air, and if it would help or hurt our cause... I have yet to find out that last bit yet!
It was one of those 'butterfly in your stomach' moments while the reporter was asking questions. I wish I had written down what I wanted to say on poster board or something, and mounted it up behind her so I could keep my thoughts straight! Dave Bissette did a wonderful job of seeming calm and put-together on the air. He made his points very clearly, and said a lot of things in a way that would really make people think about thier opinions about the idea. I think my on-air part was OK, I know I said a lot more things that could have been used to give the story more of a 'serious' flavor to it, but the way they put the story together is fine really. I would have liked a little more about the fact that most people who oppose chickens are those who aren't educated about the facts of keeping chickens, or have preconceived notions which are unfounded. I guess they really had to keep the story in the 'neutral zone' so they would be appear fair and unbiased. The shots with the kids are really cute and I think they help appeal to the emotional side of people... my daughter's laugh is really cute during the shorter segment.
There are more details on my wfchickens blog if you want to read about the experience a little more.
Here is a link to the TV Segments - there is a short 'teaser' one, and then the 'main' one. Let me know what you think - and if you know anyone in Wake Forest, send them over to sign the petition!
(If you're looking for quilting/crafting/sewing stuff...... sorry - not today!)