Roger L. Simon

My first hour as a (sort of) anchorman

Shades of Dan Rather! Pajamas TV launched slightly over an hour ago with me as anchorman.  Thankfully, as I type, Peter Robinson – far more qualified than I – is now sitting in the anchor chair about fifty feet to my left.

How was it?  Well, to be honest, in sixties parlance, it was a trip.  There I was (only 75% befuddled) sitting in the high director’s chair passing the baton to Cindy McCain and Laura Bush on stage, trying to sound suitably solemn about the hurricane and glad I was on with Glenn Reynolds, Ed Driscoll, John Hinderaker, Scott Johnson and James Lileks – all gentlemen who know how to move their mouths… because let me tell you you run out of ideas fast.  This is especially true because, as the world knows, this is a convention in temporary postponement.  Luckily for us we are only streaming about three hours today.   Coming up… some intereviews I did with American Carol director David Zucker and Jon Voight (who plays George Washington in the film).  These guys are members of the Friends of Abe (FoA), a Hollywood organization started by Gary Sinise for the folks in the entertainment industry who think the battle against Islamic facism might actually be worth fighting. This org was supposed to be hush-hush but the cat has now gotten far out of the bag. (Yes, I’m member – though we don’t have cards.), so Zucker and I talk about it. Anyway…. tune in on our convention coverage and let us know what you think.  But be gentle, dear reader.  We are still very much in beta – and likely to be for some time to come.  Nevertheless, we are going to try to evolve a new form of interactive blogger TV – so that means feedback… And you the viewer on webcam, once we get that set up.  (patience, patience)