Another TV Opportunity

Last week before the Covid-19 quarantines really kicked in, I taped a 15 minute segment on local cable – Democratic TV Live. This is my second opportunity to be on local TV here in Knox County in conjunction with my campaign. I wrote about the first time here.

A couple of notes about the taping.

  • There’s a reason I wear t-shirts almost exclusively. That collared shirt with tie made my neck look really fat. I’m not saying that TV adds 15 pounds, because those pounds are all mine. I have the appetite to prove it. But the shirt and tie were not flattering. If you watch and want to comment, please be kind.
  • I came out of the taping thinking I had done a little too much “um-ing.” When we were talking after the fact, they reassured me it wasn’t as bad as I thought. They were right. Still, too many “ums” for my taste, though.
  • My section is the last 15 minutes of the show. The first 15 minutes is another of the Democratic candidates – Courtney Durrett – from the 2nd District. She was excellent and really made a good case for her candidacy. She’ll be an excellent rep on the Commission. If you’ve got the time, give her segment a watch.
  • Just as with my first time on the local cable, I was advised not to mention my campaign website. This time they explained that the reason for that is because of fundraising. Campaign websites usually have donate buttons. I pointed out that I’m not doing that and they thought maybe I could mention my website since I don’t do fundraising that way. But I really didn’t want to cause DTV to have any issues, so I just avoided mentioning the website and went with the email addresses like I did last time.
  • The show aired the first time at 7:30 p.m. this evening and then was put up online. To be honest, I was dreading watching it. I came out not sure how I did and was worried it was going to look bad. I just finished watching it and, aside from the fat neck issue, I think I did OK. OK enough that I’m going to share the link on my social media. It’s 15 minutes of your life, but with the virus raging outside, maybe you have a couple of minutes to spare.
  • I’m gonna share the link here. I’m not able to embed at this point, so please click below.


Published by Todd Frommeyer for Knox County Commission

Retired Air Force JAG, former Navy Russian linguist, former consumer financial regulator, political junkie

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