Happy Friday everyone. Today, Oprah joins Twitter. Ashton Cuthcher tops CNN. On Twitter. And the over/under on Mike Koehler tweets today I’m setting at, oh, 22.
It’s Coffee Break, your daily look at the videos and information you can find on NewsOK.
Let’s go to the menu. Yesterday’s top video was the aerial view of the destruction in Midwest City caused by the wild fires. Remember it was a week ago we got our first look at the devastation.
Moving on to taller things. The Oklahoman’s David Zizzo is interviewing Douglass Beall today. Just to make you feel lazy, Beall is an OKC physician who has climbed the seven summits of the world. Up next, the North Pole in 2010. That story will be coming out next month. We shot him while we could.
Our capitol boys, Owen Canfield and Michael McNutt tape a little something we call the Capitol Debrief every Friday morning. Wanna bet they mention the TEA party?
Angi Bruss and Kyle Roberts are taping a preview of the upcoming Lion King show at the Civic Center.
Later today, NBC News correspondent Bob Dotson will be in the studio. Mel Bracht will grill him for this weekend’s Sunday Conversation. Look for that online at NewsOK and in ink in The Oklahoman. Dotson has won more than 100 awards for his ‘American STories’ series on NBC’s ‘Today’ show. You know, when we have guests like a Bob Dotson or a Mike Boettcher, and I see how good they are on camera and behind the camera, it really drives home how mediocre my performance is. It’s good to see the people at the top of the game. But thanks for watching.
Speaking of watching, it’s Static time, boys and girls. This week’s guest comes out of Denton, Texas, because we have run out of Oklahoma talent. It’s Erin Austin, a singer/song writer, who is excellent. Check out Tanner Herriott’s work behind the camera, and George Lang in front of the camera.
Ok, finally, to Twitter. Ashton Kutcher challenged CNN to be the first to 1 million followers on Twitter. Kutcher threw down the gauntlet on the Larry King Show. Kutcher won and will donate mosquito bed nets to to charity for World Malaria Day which is April 25.
This morning, Oprah Winfrey joins Twitter. And is making a big deal of it. Her first Tweet this morning was in all caps, which is a no-no. That’s considered shouting online. I’m guessing she figures that one out pretty quick.
More locally, OPUBCO’s Twitter guru Mike Koehler has dropped 5 tweets this morning, probably another two during this taping. He has around 1,000 followers. You can and should follow him at @mkokc. Follow NewsOK at @newsok and Newsok.tv at @newsoktv.
I’m out, Tanner Herriott and I are shooting Table One today with chef Ryan Parrott of Iguana Grill fame and Dave Cathey of The Oklahoman’s Food Dude fame. Should be fun…. I’ll leave you with some Erin Austin from this week’s Static episode…