I went to Memphis today to shoot a story on the moral obligation of providing health care coverage to people who can’t afford it. The meeting or forum was at the Church Health Center in downtown and featured as guests and speakers several members of the local clergy and TN Governor Phil Bredesen and U.S. Congressman Harold Ford.
It was like the old days of working for a tv station. Every station had a photographer and a reporter there and I set up alongside them and interviewed the guest speakers along with the other guys. I was able to see some of my former co-workers, they were all supportive of what I’m doing now.
It’s a good story how the faith community is being asked now to help provide assistance since states and the federal government are struggling to fund medicaid and medicare. It’s interesting because for decades now, people in the faith community have felt that the government discriminates against them when it comes to that old “separation of church and state” issue. Good comments today from both the clergy and the elected officials.
The greatest thing about my story today? I didn’t have the deadline the other reporters had, my story can be 3 minutes in length, and I wore a sweater instead of a coat and tie.