Without question, my favorite WDAZ visitor last week was five-year-old Fiona Hendrickson. She came to the station with her dad selling cakes. Mine made a nice going away gift for Mel Orleans who is leaving North Dakota for Pennsylvania. (Miss you already, Mel.)
Originally the money made was going to be for a trip to Walt Disney World. Instead, Fiona decided to give the money to her church. Quite a kid.
As we were taking a picture together on the news set, I said to Fiona, “You should come back at five.”
She said, “I am five!”
We’re going to be talking soon on WDAZ News @5 with UND graduate Karen Nyberg from the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Russia as she makes final preparations for a launch to the International Space Station.
So, I’m getting ready to talk via satellite with illusionist extraordinaire David Copperfield and athlete turned actor Rick Fox on News @5 this evening. Just before we go on, I notice the two of them are intently watching something on one of their cell phones and laughing hysterically.
I find out they are watching A.J. Clemente’s profanity-laced opening remarks on Sunday night’s KFYR newscast in Bismarck. They are seeing it for the first time.
I say something like, “So, you’re now familiar with A.J.’s work?” Without missing a beat, David Copperfield says, “Caught in the act.”
Two entertainers being highly entertained.