I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: No two days in the TV news business are the same. And that’s why I love it so much. Take the last few days for example. Last Thursday and Friday, I spent a considerable amount of time tracking down Internet sensation Marilyn Hagerty’s cell phone number and planning coverage of all-things Marilyn. All the while, I was helping Good Morning America and ABC News with their coverage. If someone had told me at the beginning of last week that I would be trying to get Marilyn’s cell phone number, I would have said, “I doubt that seriously.”
Now this week brings me the task of planning coverage of former President Bill Clinton’s visit to Grand Forks, which includes, but is not limited to, covering his speech live on Saturday for a statewide ABC audience. It is also rumored that Clinton will be making one or two other stops around the city while he is here.
So we have a great task in front of us, but we’re ready to tackle it head on. Which leads me to this: Will Bill Clinton mention Marilyn during his speech? I have set the odds at 3:1 that he will.