Wednesday, June 3, 2009

twenty-one years ago - 20 minutes of fame


April 8, 1988 7:00 pm

CBS Sixty Minutes

Everyone has fifteen minutes of fame according to Andy Warhol. That's how long America's attention span remains locked on one particular topic. 

I beat the odds. I managed twenty minutes of fame on a CBS Sixty Minutes episode where Mike Wallace interviewed me and a couple of the guys I worked with. Marion Goldin produced that episode (her last with Mike Wallace). Why do I mention it on this blog - I beat the odds - again.

7 comments:

The Fien Family said...

My dad is famous! haha

LL said...

I was famous for twenty minutes... twenty-one years ago.

Opus #6 said...

Hey, I only got a few seconds on a few local news programs last Nov. 15th.

darlin said...

By chance is the interview posted anywhere online? I didn't know that you were a celebrity! LOL

Julia@SometimesLucid said...

You're a SUPER STAR!!! Can you put the episode on youtube and link to it?

The Fien Family said...

Can you believe that was all 21 years ago? Time sure does fly by...I was 5 years old.

LL said...

I have the video on VHS somewhere in the house. I've also been in US News & World Report and Forbes in past decades. The girls have seen the 60 minutes piece and a 6 part series the WJBK - Detroit did where I was featured.

The YouTube thing sounds like more vanity than even I am capable of.

Opus #6 had a more interesting episode, rounding the kids up into her soccer mom van as her house caught fire while the neighborhood burned to the ground. I was simply a talking head in my moments of fame.

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