While covering the Jimmy Carter museum event September 30, I somehow overlooked the on-scene presence of veteran TV photog Everett Bevelle. Bevelle is (pretty sure) the only remaining newsman at WGCL who dates back to its founding newscast, back in the WGNX / “News at 10” days of the early 90s.
This means that I was mistaken when I wrote that WGCL was absent at the event. Not only did I see Bevelle, but we shook hands and spoke. Before he started at WGNX / WGCL, Bevelle and I worked together at WAGA.
So that was a major brain fart. I regret the error, and apologize to Everett. I’ve corrected the post and noted the error there.
WGCL news director Steve Schwaid reminded me of the encounter in an e-mail. It’s worth noting that Schwaid made a comment in that post suggesting WGCL was able to interview the Carters that day on any subject, without the “museum only” restrictions that caused me so much hand-wringing. At my request, Schwaid sent me the clips from WGCL’s coverage (they aren’t online). They show the former President speaking only about the museum.
Schwaid was very helpful, and I appreciate his cooperation.
Of perhaps greater importance, below is the Zombieland commercial that I was unable to do. I saw this movie Friday. I’m not a fan of horror movies, but Zombieland is hilarious. The only downside is sitting through the trailers beforehand, which are geared toward horror / fantasy movies that I avoid.
It’s worth noting that ex-WAGA production guy / Netherworld founder Ben Armstrong was a “zombie consultant” in this Georgia-made movie, as documented by the AJC and WXIA. Anybody familiar with the downtown areas of Atlanta and Newnan will dig them in post-apocalyptic zombiefication. Well done, Ben.