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Behind The Scenes: I Have A Thing For Older Women

I have this thing for older women. Don’t panic my wife knows about it and understands it’s nothing immoral or wrong I just like Old Ladies. It comes from my grandmother Maxwell. She was kind of a crabby old lady but when she looked at me I knew I was loved. When your reflection bounces…
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Behind The Scenes: Rural Oregon Attracts New Folks

I had no idea all rural Oregon had to offer until we produced this video for the Tri County Chamber of Commerce. Tri-County takes in Monroe, Junction City and Harrisburg. All three towns are gearing up for an influx of new folks thanks to the new state mental hospital being built on the outskirts of…
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Behind The Scenes: Thankful For “The Stories”

It might sound a little corny but who cares. This time of year I like to sit back and think about what I’m thankful for. At the top of my list are always God and my family. But as I continue to write stories about people like you surface on the paper. (Computer screen) My…
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Behind The Scenes: Such a Huge Response

I know it’s hard for some of your to believe but even I feel invisible at times. I know some of you are thinking: “How could a guy who had his face in everyone’s living room for 25 years, feel invisible?” People recognize me but don’t necessarily know me. People, my critics, think they know…
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Behind The Scenes: It Makes Me Emotional Nov. 16th 

When cancer is part of your life, whether in battle or remission, simple things tend to make you cry or put you into a state of near depression and you can’t really explain it to those around you. Movember is heart wrenching. I get so busy I rarely have time to sit and really think…
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Behind the Scenes: Nov 9th Don’t Wait For Someone Else

  We tend to over think charity. What would happen if we stopped waiting for someone else to do something for someone and instead we just did it? I learned this a few years ago when we produced a special we are airing part two of on RDTV This week. The story is about a…
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Behind The Scenes: Movember & Invisible

  Funny to have Movember, a very visible Men’s Health Campaign and a special we produced called Invisible in the same show but it works. MOVEMBER I’m really excited about this years Movember events. The Willamette Valley Cancer Institute is pulling out all the stops. VIDEO We are now teaming up with James Houghton at…
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Behind The Scenes: Oregon Ghost Town Pacific City

I know what some of you are thinking: How can Rick call Pacific City a ghost town? When Ben McKee and me produced this Ghost Town Series Pacific City was still considered a ghost town. Ghost towns don’t always have to be dead, or nearly dead, to qualify and I’m sure by today’s standards Pacific…
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Behind The Scenes: Oct 19th Mother Nature Ghost Town Maker

The story of Bay Ocean, Oregon is one of the most haunting and telling ghost town stories we can share. Bay Ocean was the dream resort of a man who went crazy when Mother Nature decided to change her plans and ruin his. My family owns a beach cabin 30 minutes from Bay Ocean but…
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Behind The Scenes: A Golden Opportunity

I don’t know why I like Ghost Towns so much but I think because part of me would like to live in seclusion away from everyone. I’d be a terrible hermit but getting away for two, three or even four weeks to a remote spot like you are about to see, would be a dream…
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