Thursday, April 17, 2008

Have you ever been interviewed on a blue couch in the middle of Faneuil Hall?

Thanks to my friend and former colleague Dr. Christina Economos, I had an opportunity today to be interviewed for a spot for an upcoming documentary involving the 2008 summer Olympics. The Kleenex tissue company which will sponsor the show, is in the process of interviewing ordinary people who have a story to tell. The stories of 15 individuals from six major cities, including Boston, will be mentioned with the stories of former Olympic athletes and this will all be televised during the games in Beijing.

I was fortunate enough to be one of the lucky people they spoke to today in Faneuil Hall Market Place in downtown Boston around 1 PM. The 15-minute interview just happened to take place outside in the center of the market place, on a beautiful, sunny, spring day while sitting on a comfortable blue couch. It just doesn't get any better than that!

Hopefully they find my story - about Olivia and my climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro compelling enough to warrant some air time. I also had to talk about my favorite Olympic moments that included the games in Mexico City when Bob Beamon set an Olympic and world record in the long jump, the 1980 gold medal Hockey teams victory and the Dream Team with Jordan, Bird and company.

What were some of your favorite moments in Olympic history? Inquiring minds want to know?

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