So…sometime’s when you’re a journalist, walking around with a press pass around your neck, people ask you things. Today was that kind of day, except everyone we met had a story to tell us…and all their names were BOB (okay they’re were only 2 but still). Oh and then…okay sorry too much to tell.
After becoming famous over the radio last night, we stayed in this lovely media center editing our PAK for this week’s show…you can check it out on YouTube, and our fabulously good looking new website.
Okay…so now. Let’s talk about today. After getting home last night and writing webstories and scripts for today’s show…we finally went to bed at like 2:00 (well that’s what time i attempted to go to bed). Woke up this morning at 7:20…we were supposed to leave at 7:30.
Running late, we couldn’t find our bus stop, so we just took the damn metro to the Russell building where we met Senator Harkin (for like 2 seconds). We took a picture and then he had to leave to go party with the pope, or i guess i shouldn’t call it that. But Kate and Lauren ventured over towards the Whitehouse…in hopes to get a glimpse of their time on the lawn…BUT we didn’t. So I a phone call to our friend at CBS, Mary Walsh…she gave us a tip as to where the Pope was supposed to be later and that he might get out and walk around.
So we headed straight there…and let’s just say KATE AND LAUREN GOT TO SEE THE PIMPED OUT POPEMOBILE…LIVE! I think maybe it’s an oxymoron to call it pimped out, but seriously that guy has an awesome ride, and he doesn’t even get to drive it. Lauren stood on a light pole to get the footage while kate was standing on quote “a pile of dirt surrounded by hospital employees” None the less, Kate had the handy camera and Lauren had the panasonic and we came up with some decent footage. We’re troopers…and I now we look like lobsters. Lauren’s sunburnt…and so is KAte…not that you care.
So anyway, after the “parade” that was more like a driveby, we ended up listening to one of the BOB’s in our day tell us all the stories of his life…completely unrelated to the Pope…so that fun.
And now…did I mention that we walked all over D.C. today? Oh okay…well if you can’t picture it…Two chicks, dressed up in suits, lugging around a tripod, camera bag, camera, LCTV microphone, two laptops and our press pass (had to throw taht in there). It’s like walking with 50lbs and three feet of width added to your body. it was fabulous!!
This afternoon we had some lovely bonding time about life…actually we were trying to love the video, write the opening of the show and send it on a slow internet connection. Now we’re watching the live feed from the Papal’s arrive to CUA…we thought about going, the problem is there is no way to get on the actualy campus without a ticket or press passes, which is so cool since we have neither. But whatever…it’s cool. This is still one hell of an experience.
Oh they just showed where we were yesterday on the steps on the Basilica…it’d be so great to be there. OH I’LL STOP NOW. It’s still a blessing.
and gosh…we got to see the POPE TODAY!!!!
okay this lady in front of me is talking herself, not like you do when you’re reading a story, but like…when, well IDK i don’t talk to myself.
well that’s all for now. what a great time it’s been. 16 hours of working yesterday and we’re on hour 8th hour today. WOOT! WOOT!!!!
Lauren and Kate (oh and the first name is the person who wrote the blog)
ps – we almost had an interview with Senator Harkin about his experience with the Pope…but then he was really busy with a bill in senate today, so he didn’t have time. It’s okay though, it would have been sweet to get an interview with him…since he’s Catholic, but sometimes life happens.
pps- I don’t think i’ll realize how much this all means to me, until I look back on it all and reflect. It’s pretty crazy that we’re here covering such a momentous event and I honestly keep thinking how grateful I am to be a part of it all…even if I’m watching it from the Media Center.