Leading Off (2/7/14)

Doesn't seem happy to be on television.
Doesn’t seem happy to be on television.

It’s Still Messy Out There. Most of us won’t see more snow fall today (a 20 percent chance), but it’s still bone-chillingly cold, and the high temperature is expected to get only slightly above freezing. Roads refroze over night in many spots, making for icy conditions for the morning commute. Most schools are open, though many districts have delayed the beginning of classes this morning. Continue to be careful out there.

Jacksboro Residents Without Natural Gas. Not only did liquids in the distribution system result in service being cut for 1,200 customers in the town, meaning an extremely cold night last night for many, but it also forced one poor family to put up with Scott Gordon of NBC 5 doing a live shot from their living room.

Kelcy Warren is a Jackson Browne Superfan. He’s  the CEO of Energy Transfer Partners, and he’s got so much money that he spent millions to name a park for his young son. His wealth also affords him the chance to live the dream of financing his own vanity entertainment project. So what’s he do? He produces a 22-track tribute album of artists like Lyle Lovett, Don Henley, Bruce Springsteen, and Bonnie Raitt covering songs by Jackson Browne. Me, I’d have paid for the production of new episodes of Firefly or bought the Chicago Cubs. Pretty sure that means I’d make a better billionaire than Warren.

3 comments on “Leading Off (2/7/14)

  1. Saw that report with Scott Gordon, so awkward. So Scott initially interviewed the guy out in the snow during the day and then the guy “invited” Scott into their home for a live shot of not having gas/heat. Do you think Scott showed up right before going live or did he end up hanging out with them for a good bit?

  2. I’d love to shoot a series of spoofs on gratuitous live shots. ‘Here we are LIVE, where nothing is going on.’