28 Oct

First Move on the Today Show!

I am so excited!  First Move was featured on the Today Show on October 20th, 2010.  We shot the story at Spring ISD in Texas and Notre Dame Academy in New York back in April.  Unfortunately, the oil spill bumped our story, then it was summer and they didn’t want to run a school related story.  With school underway, we finally got our story out!

Here is a little bit of background on the making of a segment on the Today Show.  Two people from the Today Show and two people from AF4C flew to Houston.  We met up with the folks from Spring ISD to go over the schedule.  I am so impressed with the leaders of Spring ISD, they were so organized!  The producer from the Today Show commented on how everything was lined up so well; great work Spring ISD!  The next morning we all met at Northgate Crossing Elementary school.  The plan was to shoot for two hours and head back to the airport.

The Chess Lady made a special appearance for the kids and they surprised me with a chess cheer!  We sang The Chess Song, and performed The APE Dance, showed off our smarts, and played chess.  After four hours of shooting, the people from the Today Show had to get to the airport.  But they still weren’t done.  They visited Notre Dame Academy, an all girls school in New York to get a few more shots to wrap the story up.

Thank you Today Show, Spring ISD in Texas, and Notre Dame Academy in New York!!

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