Kristin and I requested from our friends at Fox News Channel that we have an opportunity to meet Greta Van Susteren. I watch her show once the kids are asleep. Friday evening, before the debate, we got the call that she had time to talk to us. We dropped our Rendezvous BBQ and ran to the Fox work trailer. Greta is awesome! She is very nice and down to earth, considering she’s a big time TV personality. One of her producers took pics with Greta’s camera, so she could post on her blog … and she did! The link is below. Also, be sure to look at the photo gallery listed on the right side of this page. It has tons of pics from our week at Ole Miss.
No blog entry last night. If I were a journalist, I’d be fired. If I were a journalist, I’d be a better writer.
Last night (Thursday) was a long night with a great deal of uncertainty. We got back to the house at about midnight and Liza was back on campus for a 5:00 a.m. interview with Fox and Friends Friday morning. The exhilaration associated with any long-planned, important event is a fleeting feeling. It’s hard to bask in the glow of a great event while sweating every detail until the event is over.
The university is the center of the political universe tonight, showing the world how amazing this institution truly is. Oh, and our own Liza Looser is in the audience in the Ford Center! Read tomorrow to see how that came about.
And talk about star power. We met Tom Brokaw, John Grisham, Greta Van Susteren, John Kerry, Tammy Haddad, etc. Kristin actually bumped into Rudy Guiliani and didn’t realize it was him at first!
We are sitting in the audience for “An Evening With Tom Brokaw.” He just said he believes the debate will happen tomorrow. I am posting a picture from the event. Also, we do know that both parties’ “people” did a final walk through the debate hall today, along with the moderator, Jim Lehrer. That is great news for our debate, which should take place in 24 hours.
The media frenzy continues today around the nation, as the big question is, “Will this debate still happen?” Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and Chancellor Robert Khayat said today in their “Welcome to the Debate” press conference that they expect the first U.S. presidential debate to go forward as planned, despite Sen. McCain’s desire to postpone the event.