On Friday, February 27th, I appeared live on WHSV TV-3 along with fellow local activist Rick Castaneda and anchor Bob Corso to discuss President Obama’s recent executive actions regarding immigration.
Although neither of us were certain of the questions we would be asked beforehand and I wish we would have had a bit more time to hash out our differences, I thought it was an important and interesting discussion. You can find the clip from Friday’s show here.
Yesterday, I received an unexpected phone call from Bob Corso, one of the anchors at WHSV-TV 3. I was told that they were looking for two people to come on the air for the evening news to talk about Virginia’s March 6th primary; one to discuss the merits of Ron Paul, the second to speak in favor of Mitt Romney. I was told that Harrisonburg Vice-Mayor Ted Byrd would be representing Mitt Romney on tonight’s segment.
Although I have had very little experience with television, I was happy to get the offer. After all, how many chances does one get to promote their principles and candidates to such a large audience?
Therefore, about two hours later, I found myself in the TV studio. All of a sudden, there I was, in front of a camera. Was I nervous? Of course I was, but not so much for myself; it was mainly out of concern for saying the wrong thing and diminishing Ron Paul’s chances here in the Valley. Nevertheless, I offered my thoughts regarding the race. I must confess that I thought the process would be done over several takes, but instead it was all recorded as one; there was no room for error.
Thanks to Bob Corso, TV-3, and also to Suzanne Obenshain for recommending me to participate in this opportunity.
I hope you enjoy this video. But more importantly, I hope it it inspires Virginians up and down the Valley to go out and vote for Ron Paul on Tuesday!