Podcast: Halloween treats

1984 Brochure outside

It’s always a treat when Leah joins us on podcast day: We had fun recalling Lauren and Leah’s dad’s appearance on The Colbert Report 11 years ago. Wow. I’d completely forgotten about how I was the only one not to receive an autographed photo … sigh. Our webcam is back online, in case you need…

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Will on The Colbert Report

In case you missed it back in 2006, our town was featured as part of The Colbert Report’s “Blitzkrieg on Grinchitude” series. We have the video to prove it! Colbert set up a Lincoln-versus-Santa debate, with two representatives from our county. The show’s producers chose Will to be the “Santa Guy.” Local historian Jerry Sanders…

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Watch Will Thursday on “Colbert”

Emily from The Colbert Report just called to confirm that the “Santa vs. Lincoln” segment is slated to air tomorrow evening. As you may remember, this started out as a satellite interview on September. It didn’t air that night, as the-powers-that-be decided to send a crew out to shoot more interviews and footage of our…

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A learning experience

Abraham Lincoln, it is said of his formative years in Indiana, learned by “littles.” On Saturday, unfortunately, I learned by … um, biggles. Lesson Learned: A digital camera (ours, anyway) requires a memory card in order to capture the fabulous photos of the Colbert Report crew that visited our county. Sigh! Here’s a photo from…

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The plot thickens

They want to see for themselves. Shoot their own footage. Conduct more interviews. Colbert is sending a crew. Tomorrow. I warned Wayne, our food services director, we might end up in Kringle’s. I figure anyone on assignment for The Colbert Report, shooting footage about Santa Claus, will surely want to order an Elf Burger for…

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Bumped, not scrapped

What a relief. It seems the delay in the satellite taping yesterday (Will had a bad microphone at first and it took a while to get another hooked up to the sat truck) threw off the editing time. So we’ve been bumped. …but not scrapped. Should air within a few weeks. They’ll let us know….

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I’m putting Colbert “On Notice”

Great. That shoots my credibility all to heck. If you were among the tons of people who stayed up a little later last night to watch The Colbert Report, you may have noticed Will was nowhere to be seen. Hmmm. No naive assumptions had been made on this end. The direct question had been asked…

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A conversation

Will: I can't believe how many people watch The Colbert Report. Me: And to think we'd never even heard of the guy until a month ago. Will: (My daughter) Leah says her History teacher talks about him in class. Me: And to think we'd never even heard of the guy until a month ago. Will:…

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Prepping for Colbert

You'd think Will was getting ready to run the marathon. Just picture him, slightly out of breath, towel around his neck, dashing about … soaking in everyone's advice. "Will! Tell him you hate bears!" Change the name of Eagle's Flight to "Steagle's Flight"! "Tell Colbert your next coaster will be made out of Lincoln Logs."…

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Koch and Colbert

We all know who Koch is… …but Colbert? Claudette? Uh…no. Stephen. As in The Colbert Report. This Wednesday night. Advice is welcome. Here's the news release for more details.

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