today show segment to air
Some of you may recall a couple of my posts back in late October (see 10/28-29) about a camera guy filming at our house for a Today Show segment about artist Jim Mott
and his Itinerant Artist Project. Jim just sent the following email with the news that the piece will be aired this Wednesday, 01/02/08. Dear IAP Hosts and Accomplices,
Some of you are sick of hearing about this, and some don't know: The
latest word from NBC is that the 4-minute "American Story" about my fall
‘07 art tour is scheduled to run on the Today Show, 1/2/08 between 8 and
9 am (in the Eastern Time Zone). The schedule could change without
advance notice. If it runs, I hope it is more fun than embarassing.
After the broadcast, it will probably be put online at the Today Show
website, under American Story with Bob Dotson. And eventually I will get
a digital video version to put on the www.jimmott.com website. The
website currently has the beginnings of a trip report for this latest,
strangely eventful tour.
I have no idea how much of the footage that was shot here will be included, and frankly I'm a little nervous...we had very short notice in which to do anything to make our place look presentable for millions to view! We ended up mostly doing just normal picking up as if company were arriving. And of course I've wondered in the aftermath exactly what I actually said when the camera was pointed at me...but the piece is about Jim, not me or my questionable housekeeping, and he is a very interesting person. So I think it will be a lot of fun to watch, and wonderful publicity for him and his future travels. Tune in if you can, or look for online versions later (I will post them when they become available.)