Daily Show correspondent Rob Riggle helped convince KY3 photographer Jim Van Dillen and I to participate in a skit inside the convention hall Wednesday. We did about 5 takes of a skit which basically involved a bunch of Daily Show correspondents heckling me while I attempted to finish my standup. If we make the cut, it could air on The Daily Show on Friday. When Riggle saw our KY3 logo, he said, "Hmm, I know that station, are you from Missouri?" How does Riggle know KY3? He has a lake house at Lake of the Ozarks and says he watches us when he's there in the summer.
Rednecks For Obama From Rolla . . . 74-year-old Tony Viessman started the group. Viessman and Les Spencer drove all the way from Rolla to stand outside the convention hall all week with this sign. They also have T-shirts and a website. Viessman's sharp tongue and quick wit helped the duo become undoubtedly one of the biggest hits outside the convention this week.
KY3 Chief Photojournalist Jim Van Dillen works on editing a piece for KY3 News @ 10 in the media filing hall at the Pepsi Center. Jim's one of the best in the biz. When we hit technical roadblocks, he's the one who helped dig us out of them to make sure our stuff hit the air. And sorry ladies, he's taken. Jim is marrying KSPR anchor Michelle Sherwood next month in Hawaii.