Thursday, December 14, 2006

KRDO "Rocky" connection

This one's good: A reporter and a photographer from the Philadelphia Inquirer spent a year camping out at the steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, capturing the stories of people who came just to re-create the famous scene out of the original "Rocky." They compiled the best stories and photos into a book "Rocky Stories: TAles of Love, Hope and Happiness at America's Most Famous Steps."

One of the stories in the book is none other than former KRDO reporter/anchor Cat Andersen, who made a pilgrimage to the steps after she finally got the job at KRDO (and away from the minimum wages of Grand Junction). Her story is a little tough on KRDO news director Dave Rose (Cat feels she was strung along before finally getting hired). And no word if she made a repeat performance after getting the job in Bakersfield, where she now works at KGET, the NBC affiliate there.

The funniest part, though, is the shot of Andersen at the top of the steps, arms raised in the triumphant Rocky pose... wearing a sun dress and three-inch heels. Running the steps in heels? Now that's impressive.

Here's an NPR story on the book, if you want to know more.


At 10:39 AM, December 15, 2006, Blogger Warren Epstein said...

How cool. I'd heard about this project on NPR and didn't know we had a local connection.

At 8:59 AM, December 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Strung along" is how that reporter felt? Well I saw her a couple times on tv and I was embarassed for her. It looked like she was really young and not sure what she was talking about. I'd think she'd be happy just to have a job.

At 1:04 PM, December 19, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes but did you ever see her in those Daisy Duke shorts? ;-)


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