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.
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.
What started a week ago as a standard “Welcome to Ole Miss” news conference by the Governor and the Chancellor quickly became the center of the world’s news this morning. Network by network began to tell us they would carry the press conference live at 11am. Our team and the Governor’s team met this morning briefly to discuss the exact logistics and remarks for the press conference, anticipating that media’s first question would be, “Will there be a debate tomorrow night?” The answer, of course, is yes.
The media frenzy is underway here at the Ford Center. Reporters and producers are starting to arrive. The TV technical production guys are in high gear assembling equipment. We have been answering questions from the media. The “where is a good place to eat” questions started at 9 am. Ajax was the answer.