John Tyler Hammons stopped by the studios this afternoon. The 19 year old is running for mayor of Muskogee. The Oklahoman’s Julie Bisbee arranged the interview. You can watch the video below.
For a 19 year old, Hammons appears to be well spoken and smart when we were talking with him before and after the interivew.
You can read Julie’s story, it was in today’s Oklahoman.
Ed Kelley will do a live talkback with Mark Green from Washington. Well, we tape it live. Then it becomes On Demand on NewsOK and the rest of the Web.
Here’s how it works. Or at least here’s how it happens:
- Mark uses his iChat software on a MacBook Pro from The Oklahoman’s corner office at the National Press Building in Washington DC. He chats with his favorite OPUBCO buddies, in this case, us in the studio.
- Ed stands in front of camera while we bring up the iChat with Mark on the plasma screen behind him.
- We tape their standup Q&A using Final Cut Pro, which we will use to do further editing in post production before posting. In fact, this video may not post until the weekend.
Think it’s low-tech? Actually what we do is Internet video, so it’s right down main street. We’re not a network or local TV affiliate broadcaster. We’re Internet video and we use the technologies within that medium.
But don’t think the networks aren’t using similar tactics. CNN used Skype recently for a breaking news video. That’s cool.
One of the cool things about this job, you get to meet newsmakers, celebs and notable figures.
Today, Congresswoman Mary Fallin is in the OPUBCO Studios for various shoots. Very nice lady. Very well spoken.
3 Things You Should Know on this Friday, April 4.
The National Weather Service says an unknown number of people were injured when a tornado swept through the Little Rock, Arkansas, area last night. At the North Little Rock Airport, the tornado destroyed a hangar and several small planes and left several others flipped over onto their wings.
The second thing you should know: here’s why groceries could cost more soon: Corn prices jumped to a record $6 a bushel Thursday, driven up by an expected supply shortfall that will only add to Americans’ growing grocery bill and further squeeze struggling ethanol producers.
Want some good news? NewsOKtv’s Damon Fontenot reports it was a dramatic debut for the RedHawks in their season opener last night at the Bricktown Ballpark. Oklahoma battled back from an early deficit to beat Memphis 4-3 in extra innings.
More good news, The Sports Animal’s Jim Traber is recovering from diverticulitis, that’s an intestinal disorder. Read Mel Bracht’s account in today’s sports section. Traber has been in the hospital recovering from emergency surgery, and was lucky the attack occurred at home and not driving to Kansas City for the Big 12 tournament.
Expect Partly cloudy in the morning before clearing. Highs in the lower 60s. Northerly winds 10 to 15 mph. On Saturday, Sunny. Highs about 70. And windy. Of course.