|Sacramento Capitol Building. Arnold, where are you?|
But last week I got a call. They were on the road…and they would be here in about a week.
You know what that means. Yup, that’s right. It was time to do some serious cleaning that involved more than a quick vacuum and turning on the dishwasher. It was time to actually get out the duster and tidy up the closets.
Ironically, my cleaning frenzy was a waste as the whole time my parents were in Sacramento, we spent very little time at home. Instead, we spent most of it driving around. I took them to the Capitol building to see Arnold (but it was furlough Friday so no one was there), the rose garden, old Sacramento, around Midtown, and of course, Jamie’s. They had seen the “Diners and Dives” segment and it was the #1 thing to do on their list.
So what was #2 on their list? Come to the station and watch a newscast live.
It was then that it hit me that in all the years I’ve worked for TV, they have never been to any of the stations I have been at.
So I did what every news person does when their parents come to town: I gave them a tour of the station.
Then we plopped down on the sofa on the set and watched the News10 anchors Dale and Cristina get ready for the 5 p.m. show.
My parents were also surprised at how quiet it was—but I guess it would be if there are only two people in the room.
|Michelle and her dad doing the news at the anchor desk.|