Wednesday, March 21, 2007

FCC Obesity Task Force Meeting

We spent most of the day today in the Russell Senate Caucus Room (the very room John F. Kennedy announced his candidacy for the office of President) filming the Senate and FCC joint Task Force on Media and Childhood Obesity. Senator Brownback (R - Kansas) was there. Senator Harkin (D - Iowa) was supposed to be, but there was an unfortunate death in the family that prevented him from attending.

It was a great learning experience, we were able to put a lot of names to faces and were able to meet representatives from companies like McDonalds, Pepsi, the GMA and others.

It's been really hard to nail down people from that side of the argument and we really do want to be balanced, so I think meeting a lot of these people today showed them what we're like and what we're really after.

And the shoot went really, really well. We covered it with three cameras, two wireless mics and two shotguns, so the sound should be pretty sweet, too.

Hopefully, there's some more cool news tomorrow. I should also have some pictures of us in the Senate office building.

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