Seeing myself and hearing my own voice on TV was a little weird. Somehow I don’t look and sound like me. But that didn’t affect me enjoying the “Little Free Library: Zero to 10,000 in 4 years,” produced by the award-winning reporter Boyd Huppert, and aired last night (Sept. 1, 2013) on KARE 11 News at 10.
The Little Free Library (LFL) story was shot partly at my house earlier this month on Aug. 6 during the Little Free Library/Night to Unite celebration when the LFL Co-Founder/Executive Director Todd Bol helped me install a LFL in my front yard. The story is now part of Huppert’s LAND OF 10,000 STORIES and available online on its website.
What a coincidence, 10,000 Little Free Libraries and 10,000 Stories.
It was a great experience and honor for me to have my LFL featured in the story and be a part of the Land of 10,000 stories.
It was also a great learning opportunity, watching them shooting hours of video and seeing the result in a short 2-3 minute story. So much work and effort went into it.
Thanks Huppert for doing such a wonderful job sharing the LFL story. I admire his amazing talents and creativity as a reporter. TV is a powerful media that can influence and change people in a few minutes.
After watching the story on TV, I couldn’t help wondering what I would be doing in China today, had I not left China for Germany in 1986.
After graduating from college with a degree in German, I was assigned to the Chinese Central Television (CCTV) to help start a new German language program. There I got a government scholarship to study at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. I gave up my position at CCTV and never went back.
Had I stayed in China, I might still be working at CCTV, could be doing something like Huppert does.
My parents certainly wish that I would have stayed in China at CCTV. They often say: “It’s a dream job.”
It would definitely be a more interesting, prestigious and better paid job than the job of a librarian.