Interveiw of an Interviewer

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As some of you may or may not know, I have a small t.v. show on the local access t.v. here in Billings. Local Access is the same channel as the School Board and City Council Meetings air. It's for The Museum of Women's History. I have the honor of interviewing interesting women about their lives, passions, jobs and anything else they want to tell me. Everyone has a story and I enjoy hearing them and sharing them with my viewing audience. We keep copies of the interview DVD's and the interviewees bio's in our Museum library. If someone ends up researching any of the women I have interviewed, they can watch the DVD and read the bio provided. This week the tables were turned on me and I was in the hot seat interviewed.  My past guest, Souther, a local artist and published author asked if she could interview me. She is part of Toast Master's and to move up a level in the group, she had to perform and interview with someone. I must admit I didn't wan to do it. I like ASKING the … [Read more...]

~Bernie

A Golden Day

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Many of you know that when we adopted our dog, Katie, we started fostering for Rez Dog Rescue. My friend, Sheri, runs the group and I have wanted to interview her for my t.v. show for a while. Since my little local show for The Museum of Women's History is about interesting women, I begged Sheri to agree to let me interview her. She is smart and funny, but not a big fan of being in the limelight. I reminded her that my show is on the same channel that broadcasts school-board meetings and city council meetings. It's not as if it a national show.  I was thrilled when she said, "yes." Mind you it wasn't enthusiastic or excited. More like "ok, you wore me down, I'll do an interview."  I was just so happy she agreed I didn't really care how she said yes, just that she did. Friday was our day to do the deed. I sent her the questionnaire to fill out and the release form.  She picked me up at work and thrust that those papers at me the minute I got in the car. She was not really excited … [Read more...]

~Bernie

Life of a Z List T.V. Host

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I know when you are a real t.v. star you have minions to make you look pretty. I'm so far from a t.v. star it's not funny. Yet, there are some mornings I long to have the pampering those folks must get before they do interviews. For those of you who don't know, I do a t.v. show for the Museum of Women's History. Running interviews with women a couple of times a month. Real T.V. People: They get to sit in a chair and have someone bring them coffee and do their hair. They relax and look over their interview. Perhaps scream at someone because their coffee is not what they asked for. End result, they look fabulous. Me: I'm pushing cats off the counter. Putting hair stuff in my hair and wondering why my left side if flat and my right size looks like I stuck my finger in a light socket. I tug and tease and look like crap. Wondering if my hair Goddess is right and my hormones are changing and I'm going to end up with straight hair again. Shove the cat off the counter when it plays with my … [Read more...]

~Bernie