No two weeks are alike in the news business, that’s for sure. This has been an interesting one.
One of the best parts of the week for me was chatting on WDAZ News @5 with fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi. I know almost nothing about fashion–obviously. But, I do know that Isaac is a terrific television performer and he seems to me to be the least pretentious designer of all time.
His latest project is a line of clothing based on a car, the 2012 Chevy Malibu. If it seems odd to some, it doesn’t to him. “As surprising as it may seem to others,” he told us yesterday, “to me it makes great sense. And also it’s one of my favorite projects I’ve ever done.”
Thanks again to Dick Dunkirk, Wayne Luchau and Phil McKenzie who traveled (by my estimation) a combined 750 miles just to tell us about tomorrow night’s big show at the Chester Fritz Auditorium in Grand Forks featuring the Shadows band and members of the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra. It’s a tribute to Buddy Holly, Orbison and others who combined strings into their rock ‘n roll.
This morning I did my best to offend a good friend of News @5, comedian Louis Anderson. After reading a tweet early this morning in which he invited fans to his show tomorrow night at the State Theater in the cities, I tweeted back, “Louie, if you really tweeted this yourself at 7:55 am, I buy you dinner.”
Not only did he tweet it himself, but also it was 5:55 am in Las Vegas where he was. Nice going, Dullum. I offered Louie both dinner and an apology. He took it well tweeting, “No worries, you don’t owe me anything, a donut???”
Louie is one of the good guys.