Overcoming adversity; life’s basic premise. To quote the beloved WINSTON CHURCHILL, the secret of life is to be knocked down 12 times but to get up 13. We are asked to overcome adversity daily – hourly – and whether we need to tackle an immeasurable need or just deal with a minor annoyance, we’re always forging ahead, finding ways to cope and overcome and head into the future. As the days unfold, many of us are learning that friends, family, good thoughts and kind deeds make a difference. They strengthen us in ways that enable us to keep going. With this in mind, let’s send Well Dunne! Talent’s CHUCK MATTHEWS our best thoughts and healing wishes as he overcomes a health challenge that isn’t going to get him down. As a matter of fact, he sounds fabulous (you should agree) and being a voice pro, that’s quite at the top of the list. Everyday, Chuck, you’re getting tons of Well Dunne! wishes.
Any of you love the Cooking Channel? I see hands going up. Yeah, love it too. Well the new look for them is courtesy of Elevation, the Atlanta and Buenos Aires based graphics firm. Give them a star or two (Michelin stars?) for the fab look they – wait for it – cooked up. Well Dunne!
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Think About This: “If your plan is for one year, plant rice. If your plan is for 10 years, plant trees. If your plan is for 100 years, educate children.” ~ Confucius
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Last week in Raleigh, the WRAL TV family were on hand when a brand new US citizen was sworn in. SHAN ZHONG, the Lead Designer at the Capital Broadcasting operation, was born in China…Nanjing to be precise. He came to the states to be an art student and decided the US was the place for him. After earning his Masters Degree in Computer Arts from Memphis College of Art, he quickly became a paperwork expert in order to stay stateside. That was 15 years ago. It all came together when he passed his citizenship test and was sworn in. And yes, I bet those of us born here would have a struggle with those 100 questions about our country. Shan has worked at WMC in Memphis before CSD SHELLY LESLIE grabbed him and she couldn’t be happier. Looks like a very happy group that Shan works with. On hand were WRALers BILL BURCH, STEVE LOYD, RANDY MEWS, STACIE HOLYFIELD, JAY YOVANOVICH, DEBBIE TULLOS, STEVE HAMMEL, Shan and Shelly. Well Dunne! Shan.
Now, off to the very opposite side of the country – Oregon. L SCOTT WELLS is very excited about his new slot as Sr. Writer Producer at KEZI in Eugene. It’s the Chambers ABC affil in Eugene, home of U of Oregon which no doubt makes it a very fun place to live. Mr. W has been in the Portland market for years, and will still be close to family. It’s a win-win situation. Everybody is happy. LOVE that. Well Dunne!
A day late but still sincere – birthday wishes for Well Dunne! Talent’s CHUCK MATTHEWS. Have you given Chuck a listen? Just click on this name and then click on his demo. Yeah, he’s got a very good voice and you should consider him for your next choice.
Blogging the Super Bowl commercials from promo pros. Yep, that’s what is on the table. Gonna be fun. Sure do want one of the Invitees, but there’s a strong chance she’ll be at the game. How cool is that. Let me know if you’re interested!
Think About This: “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” ~ Howard Cain