McNeil/Lehrer

Anitra Freeman (anitra@speakeasy.org)
Thu, 6 May 1999 13:23:08 -0700 (PDT)


I got back to Seattle folks! :) I returned to find big notes all over
the office and home saying "Be in the SHARE/WHEEL office Wednesday
morning!  Jim Compton wants to interview you about Tent City!"

Jim Compton, who does The Compton Report on local public TV and also
does segments for the national PBS channel show The McNeil/Lehrer
Report, is doing a segment for the national show on Seattle's encampment
campaign.  He has already spent several days on this project, and is
going to spend several more.  He has interviewed several SHARE/WHEEL
participants in Tent City 2, including one of the people arrested; gone
up to our last site and filmed there; interviewed the architects at
Environmental Works who helped us with our proposal; interviewed me; he
is going to go out with Scott Morrow on the morning coffee run to
interview people sleeping on the streets; and he has an appointment to
interview Mayor Schell.  Jim Compton has impressed us all; as being very
intelligent, very thorough, and we are looking forward to seeing this
report when it airs.

Jim says that the national show hardly ever even lets *him* know when a
particular segment is going to air, but he will try to find out for us
and let us know.  In the meantime, keep an eye on the TV listings and,
if you have a home-plus-a-VCR, keep a tape handy for the McNeil/Lehrer
Hour. :)

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