Category: Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes: I Resolve not to Resolve.

I don’t do New Year Resolutions. I know they probably work for some people but anytime I have to tell someone else I’m going to change I highly doubt my heart and soul are really ready. For me change comes not with words or deeds but when I get so sick of me that I’m…

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Behind The Scenes: Strangest Reindeer of All

Christmas is a great time of year. But like me, are you tired of how phony it’s become? Christmas used to seem much simpler. What happened to this holiday known for giving? Has it become all about buying and in this transformation its people who get lost in Christmas? Last year we took our camera’s…

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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: 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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