View Full Version : My three minutes of fame

02-11-2010, 10:16 PM
Some of you may remember last year when I mentioned that a local production company was making a documentary about the subway in Cincinnati and that I was interviewed and featured in it. (I'm featured because I wrote the book (http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2003/05/24/loc_radel24.html) on the subject.)

Well, they finished it, and it's aired on one local PBS station. It has more airings on this station, then returns in the spring.

The local newspaper columnist who reports on local media blogged about it today (http://cincinnati.com/blogs/tv/2010/02/11/cincinnati-subway-runs-on-ketky-saturday/). It includes links to the website that features the documentary, plus even mentions my new book, link to my youtube trailer, and a signing tonight.

He plans to write a print article in the spring when the documentary is shown all over Cincinnati.

My three minutes. Two . . . one . . . zero. Fame is fleeting.

02-11-2010, 11:20 PM
You don't know that!

Who said you're only getting 3 minutes of fame? You might make it all the way to ten minutes. :D

02-12-2010, 07:29 AM
That was fascinating! I did not know that such a thing even existed!

02-12-2010, 07:31 AM
^Most people don't. It's why I wrote the book (7,000 copies sold and counting!).

Thanks for checking it out! The event tonight went well, too.

02-12-2010, 07:39 AM
Well congratulations! That is SO cool! How exciting to have been on TV. Were you scared, nervous? (I sure would be!) Neato. Best wishes to your continued success ... and fame.

02-12-2010, 07:44 AM
I wasn't scared, just nervous at first. For each question, I had to pause and carefullly consider my answer and formulate it in my head first before answering. Since they were taping me to use in the program, I wanted to at least sound like I knew what I was talking about. It was tough, trying to remember all the minute details I lavished in the book, but don't readily keep on the top of my head at all times. You can see some portions of this on the website (http://www.thecincinnatisubway.com) that shows the "trailer."

In the documentary, you only see me (and the others) talk about the subject, all pauses obviously removed. I was trying to keep from speaking in monotone and be conversational. So far, the feedback on my parts has been positive. I figured if the producers hated my performance, they would have cut me out entirely. As it happened, I appear pretty often throughout the program.

They do want to get this on the History Channel in the future, once they figure out how to do that.

02-12-2010, 10:33 AM

Yay, you.