Imagine, a hot, sunny afternoon... dusty country roads..farmers in the fields cutting wheat... Sounds pretty typical for Kansas. Now, imagine a reporter in a skirt and heels and a photographer standing in the middle of one of those county intersections pulling over farmers in their pickup trucks and combines.
It happened today. Photographer Larry Buell and I were working on a story about the problems with old tires being dumped along county roads. We decided to go out and try to get video of these tires. We spent hours driving up and down those dirt roads, in the most secluded areas looking for tires. But to no avail. Finally, out of desperation, we parked at one of those intersections and waited and waited, for anyone to come by. We wanted to talk to someone about the problems they saw with these tires. It was 2:00 and our story was supposed to air at 4:00. We literally had two hours to get something put together. From the north, we could see dust... an old pickup truck and two combines crept down the road toward us. Finally! The farmer told me he would call the township trustee who had all the answers! YES! We met up with him a few minutes later and got our interview.
The things we will do for a story!