I made the local news

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Cool Stuff, Guest Appearance

About a month or so ago I was contacted by the local NBC affiliate here in San Diego to get my thoughts on a story they were working on based on a report they had received from their Washington DC office. The story was about a woman that someone from the DC station knew who’s 2nd gen iPod Nano exploded and caught fire while charging. The basic spin they wanted on the story was that iPods were potentially unsafe and could catch fire. Trouble is, neither I nor any other expert they could track down would play along. In the end they ended up doing a broader piece on dangers of lithium ion batteries. Maybe not 100% accurate, but there have been some recalls and (despite the sensational promos and story headline) the story did a fairly decent job explaining that in normal use these batteries are relatively safe and it’s only when the batteries are improperly handled that there could be some issues. I was interviewed on camera for over 20 minutes and ended up with just a quick sound byte at about 3:11 in. You can see the whole segment in the Quicktime video above (click the image to play). They did get a nice shot of the modded Apple logo on my G4 iBook.

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  1. Kyle | Apr 02 2008 - 08:46

    how come i only get audio no video???

  2. Bobby | Apr 03 2008 - 04:42

    I get video and no audio lol

  3. dp | Apr 03 2008 - 10:08

    Did anyone else notice his iBook’s classic rainbow logo?

  4. Sergio Montini | Apr 04 2008 - 12:46

    Hey Adam, well done dude!

    Love the logo mod :-)

  5. Sebastian | Apr 08 2008 - 06:57

    They scare the s* out of the vievers. That type of journalism and way of presenting is becoming increasingly popular in Germany among private TV stations unfortunately.

  6. DannyG | Apr 08 2008 - 01:47

    Great Job Adam. Great Pod Cast keep up the Great work. I look forward to everyone.

    Danny G.
    North Bay, On

  7. Jim Gardner | Apr 08 2008 - 01:23

    wOOt! I’ve never seen our Adam move before. Over sensationalised story I feel, but well done mister MacCast!!

  8. Wenorder | Apr 22 2008 - 01:14

    I am not getting audio as well!