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WQED TV producer and PITTSBURGH Magazine back-page writer writes about his current work and assorted other things.

Thanks, Brent.

November 14th, 2009 · 6 Comments

Just when you start to think no one pays attention to your blog, you get a comment like the one from Brent Fiore that he posted on my last entry.  A few kind words.  Then, he mentions that the web address on the 30-second promo is incorrect.   It says “www.org/breakfast” instead of “wqed.org/breakfast.”  How can this be?  But he’s right!  We weren’t paying very good attention.   (Kevin has been sick, and he’s the one who always sees these things.)   So we changed it.  Paula fixed the graphic.  Matt fixed the video.  Mike Cuccaro put the corrected version up on You Tube.  And despite Matt’s objections, Mike and I decided to leave up the old version — it’s still on You Tube and still linked at the end of the previous blog entry here — because keeping the wrinkle, not destroying the mistake, seemed to be more in the spirit of the blog and the web.  And we all thank Brent.  Keep reading.  Keep us on our toes.

Tags: "Breakfast Special"

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Brent Fiore // Nov 16, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Don’t mention it, thanks for the “shout out!” Can’t wait to see the special here in my new home in the Twin Cities, where your national specials appear from time to time.

    Oh, and by the way, you called me “Bret” at the end. ;-)

  • 2 Rick // Nov 16, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    BRENT
    OK OK. I fixed your name. Not intentional that error, but funny. Thanks for your hawkeyes. Never hesitate to proofread this blog!

  • 3 Bonnie Jeanne // Nov 17, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    I like “keeping the wrinkle.” No electronic Botox for this blog :-)

  • 4 Matt Conrad // Nov 21, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    Not only do you guys leave the old video online to get 3x as many views as the corrected version, but you blatantly point out my objections as to why I wanted it taken down in the first place! Thanks for letting the world know that my opinion counts!

  • 5 Rick // Nov 21, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Oh, Matt, settle down. We still love you. And your opinion DOES count, just not this time. And no one will object if you add together the numbers of views.
    Besides, none of this would be an issue if you’d had your eyes open in the first place. Like Brent!

  • 6 Brent Fiore // Nov 30, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    “Besides, none of this would be an issue if you’d had your eyes open in the first place. Like Brent!”

    Oh snap, Rick. By the way, you can use “annotations” in YouTube to paste a little note over the old video that has the corrected address.

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