Have you ever been on TV?

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    May 10, 2012 11:47 PM GMT
    So I am applying to be on a "Road Rally" co-sponsored by USA Today. It is basically a road trip across America while visiting small cities they pick and you are to use social media to post about your trip. Well they just sent out an email to applicants that it may be picked up by a major cable network. I had never thought about being on TV before, but I guess why not?
    It honestly doesn't look like we will get picked as we applied late and need more votes. icon_sad.gif (Not going to be that guy asking/begging)

    So my question is, has anyone on here been on TV? Not local news for just one random story, but something like Reality TV, or an episode of Trading Spaces type deal? If so what?
    How was the experience? Would you do it again?
    If you haven't, would you?
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    May 11, 2012 12:09 AM GMT
    What does she do?
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    May 11, 2012 12:27 AM GMT
    Trollileo saidYes.


    What was the show?
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    May 11, 2012 12:32 AM GMT
    This one time I smashed into the back of this lady getting off the freeway and the exit was closed and the morning news traffic helicopter was flying overhead.
  • Timbales

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    May 11, 2012 12:33 AM GMT
    no, and I have no desire to be
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    May 11, 2012 12:33 AM GMT
    If any of you watched last years C-USA football game between Houston and Southern Miss on ABC then you saw me like every 2 minutes. I was holding balls for Case Keenum ;)
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    May 11, 2012 12:35 AM GMT
    Yes, and we'll leave it at that.
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    May 11, 2012 12:36 AM GMT
    Tenebrism saidYes, and we'll leave it at that.


    You got the cliffhanger thing down
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    May 11, 2012 12:37 AM GMT
    somewherenew said
    Tenebrism saidYes, and we'll leave it at that.


    You got the cliffhanger thing down
    This is why I score +1s on google plus.

    Here? Not so much. icon_smile.gif
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    May 11, 2012 12:41 AM GMT
    Yes.


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    May 11, 2012 12:43 AM GMT
    Yep. In 1993-4 we built an off-the-grid, rammed earth house. Our builder was very much into self-promotion, and we ended up being on some show on Iowa Public Television as well as HGTV's "Extreme Homes".

    The experience? TBH, it's all a very hazy memory at this point, but nothing unpleasant stands out in my mind. What does stand out is that HGTV was here all day, shooting huge quantities of tape, yet the whole segment boiled down to about 10 minutes. Would I do it again? Sure, why not?
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    May 11, 2012 12:53 AM GMT
    I was on Bozo buckets down here in Chicago when I was a kid with my brother and my cousins. I miss that show. icon_wink.gif
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    May 11, 2012 12:57 AM GMT
    jmusmc85 saidYes.


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    LMAO!!!
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    May 11, 2012 1:04 AM GMT
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    jmusmc85 saidYes.


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    LMAO!!!

    omg I'm going to learn to do that before I die.

    I was in the audience of a school quiz show thing along with the rest of my stupid class.
    Also, my name was read on the air when I won a contest, except it was pre-puberty and they thought I was a girl and misunderstood when I told them my name. So they read a girl's name on air but I was still happy, skinnybitch got PAY'D.
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    May 11, 2012 1:11 AM GMT
    Yup, I was interviewed on a national current affairs show as a public health expert icon_biggrin.gif It's on YouTube...
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    May 11, 2012 1:12 AM GMT
    I was filmed for Do My Job Bob but Bob got canned before it ever aired.
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    May 11, 2012 1:21 AM GMT
    When SPAM first starting hitting AOL in 1994 or so, I called the DC ABC news team to come out and film this "new" problem with the Internet. They aired the piece the next night with promos going all day, "How did all of this PORN spam end up on this man's computer?" icon_eek.gif

    In 1999 they also came out and did an interview piece on my film.

    Oh, I should add that a few years later I caught them using my "hands at a keyboard" shot for another story. I recognized my keyboard and college ring. I became stock footage. icon_smile.gif
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    May 11, 2012 1:58 AM GMT
    somewherenew saidSo I am applying to be on a "Road Rally" co-sponsored by USA Today. It is basically a road trip across America while visiting small cities they pick and you are to use social media to post about your trip. Well they just sent out an email to applicants that it may be picked up by a major cable network. I had never thought about being on TV before, but I guess why not?
    It honestly doesn't look like we will get picked as we applied late and need more votes. icon_sad.gif (Not going to be that guy asking/begging)

    So my question is, has anyone on here been on TV? Not local news for just one random story, but something like Reality TV, or an episode of Trading Spaces type deal? If so what?
    How was the experience? Would you do it again?
    If you haven't, would you?


    Hey, if you give us the link, many of us would vote for your team. You are not asking, we are. It would be cool to see a team with someone from here on it!! icon_biggrin.gif
  • prototype

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    May 11, 2012 2:10 AM GMT
    Yep it was about how music can provide positive outlits!

    ...I was drunk and they cut the interview short!

    It was funny!
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    May 11, 2012 2:25 AM GMT
    Yeah. I was featured in some stuff for my high school with the school yearbook and media tech.
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    May 11, 2012 2:26 AM GMT
    I have been on tv multiple times. I was on The Hills Aftershow on MTV about 5 times as a webcam commentator and I was also on The Aftershow on MTV Canada twice talking about the 2008 election.

    I was also an extra in a Josh Groban music video.

    The MTV stuff was fun because it was literally live tv and I had to think quick. Definitely a rush. The Josh Groban thing was fun in a different way since it was cool to see how everything was done and to meet Josh.
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    May 11, 2012 2:30 AM GMT
    I've been on tv once (when I graduated high school). My 15 min of fame is long over.
  • waccamatt

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    May 11, 2012 2:30 AM GMT
    Lots of times - I chaired Pride here for 4 years in the 90's and co-founded the lgbt community center.
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    May 11, 2012 2:38 AM GMT
    Does porn count?
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    May 11, 2012 2:40 AM GMT
    A few times, mostly "discovery channel" type of shows. I think I posted stuff about that on some other thread.

    One thing is they sometimes spend more time on "lead in" shots than on what you would think is the main content. For example, one time they set up the camera on a cliff to get a shot of me driving my truck into a canyon. We spent hours on that. I think they were trying to get the sun to light up the dust trail just right. "Now try it with the headlights on." etc. etc. The actual interview part only took about 20 minutes.

    Come to think of it, I guess most of the footage they shot for that show was stuff to look at while the narrator read the script on voice-over.