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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: 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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Behind The Scenes: Love Not Doing That Anymore.

  This Sunday a project we’ve worked on for four years finally premiers in Portland. We started the Senator Mark Hatfield Documentary not realizing how difficult doing something like this really is. We had to not only produce a 90-minute documentary we had to raise most of the money to pay for it. I’m not…

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I Think I Need To Move My Pot

I think I’m a nomad. You know, one of those people who should stay planted in a pot not in the ground? Kathy and I moved here as potted plants more than 20 years ago. We’ve moved those pots from Springfield to Eugene and back to Springfield. We love the current home our pots sit…

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Let’s Get Out of Town: Exploring Oregon’s Outback

Eight years ago, KEZI sent a crew to Oregon’s Outback to bring back the stories of people who live in our state’s far east. We made a few calls before heading out to make sure we could get at least a few stories but I’ve never had much problem walking into a strange place and…

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RDTV Feb 2, 9th Escape to The Oregon Coast

I love this show. For one we got to go to some of our favorite places in Florence, Oregon and we have some informative stories as well as one that will break your heart. You will get to see the inside of the Edwin K B&B in Florence. This is a 100 year old house…

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Christmas: “More than a Feeling”

We all love the feeling of doing something nice for someone less fortunate but as I dig into Christmas Past and stare Christmas Present and Future in the face I can’t help but wonder if that’s really not the point of this holiday. Christ did what He did and did not base it on how…

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RDTV: We are onto something

I can’t believe this is happening. When we started Rick Dancer TV we truly believed we could bring back amazing storytelling and artistic video work and you (the viewer) would come. Despite the dumbing down of local and national programming we had a hunch, if we were honest and a bit over the edge you…

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Dream Big: Be Willing To Change

When my photographer/friend Kurt Richter and I decided we should take all the video’s we produce for clients and put them into a news magazine show we had no idea what we were doing. We know how to produce great television we did it together for 10 or 15 years while working at KEZI (I…

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I Knew You Wanted this Stuff

I keep track of what you guys pay attention to on my site and I have this huge grin on my face right now. When I worked on the news (KEZI) I argued with management (all the time) about what you guys wanted to see. I use to tell them we had to stop doing…

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