Several weeks ago an opportunity was presented to me to host my own thirty minute TV special (on Super Bowl Sunday at that!) and to possibly produce a regular weekly talk show. Not having the good sense to be intimidated, my only trepidation was the short time I would have to tape the first show.
In a perfect world HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHA, excuse me, I would’ve loved the time to plan and rehearse, plan and rehearse, and plan and rehearse until I was sure that I was presenting the best show I could possibly offer. (Did I mention I would’ve liked to plan?!)
Instead, I had to use the weekend travel time on my way to and from speaking at the Cowgirl Convention 2012 in Tyler, TX to sketch out the show, set up an interview, decide on a cooking segment, write a spoof of the ESPN commentators (called ATSN), and rope in several
suckers friends to help me pull it all off the following Monday!
To say that it was easy to get up to speed reading the teleprompter, taking hand signals from the camera men, and talking to the correct camera in ONE morning without any practice time or run-throughs would require a big fat lie that I’m not willing to tell. And yet– this silly belle had fun, big fun! It was sort of smooth in some parts and sort of rough in others but I’m hoping my southern viewers will decide that it averages out and enjoy the effort in a “Bless her heart, she’s willing to put herself out there, isn’t she?” kind of way.
The All Things Southern Super Show will air tomorrow morning, Feb. 5th at 10:00 A.M. on NBC 10 right before they start their “road to the Super Bowl coverage”. (I’m asking folks who would normally be at church to DVR it and not to dare miss church! I don’t want that on my conscience! 🙂 I hope to have the whole show online soon for my out-of-town friends on new media site that’s under construction. Right now local viewers, here’s the deal: We’ll be deciding whether or not to do a regular show based TOTALLY on your FEEDBACK. So…if you enjoy the show, I need you to call KTVE at (318) 323-1972 or leave a message on their Facebook wall and let them know. (Actually, I suppose out of towners that can’t see the show could also call that number and write on their wall to help me gauge the interest and plan the next step.) THX, y’all, we’ll see what happens from here!
Special thanks to those friends: Rodney Ray, Stacy Thornton, Rhonda Perry, Chrys Howard and Jenny Remsberg! I appreciate y’all~