Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Had a lot of fun last night at the Junior Statesmen Gene A. Burd Institute on Media and Politics at UCLA.
I ran a campaign simulation with the students on their second night of a week-long look at media and politics in Southern California.
As always, I was impressed with this year's group. Of course, they continue to seem younger and younger each year.
And telling folks you want to post their picture on the internet is a sure fire way to get a lot of smiles.
With just 30 minutes to prepare, each campaign team had to deliver their campaign's key messages, strategy, tactics, identify spokespeople and funding and perform a 30-second TV ad, 60-second radio ad and present their campaign poster.
I'm always impressed that they can actually do it.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Had a blast last night seeing Dolly Parton at the Hollywood Bowl.
She puts on quite the show: singing, playing instruments and telling stories about the family and childhood.
When she first started talking about her childhood home in Eastern Tennessee and her Mother a falling star fell over the Hollywood Bowl. I kid you not.