September 28, 2006


Came home last night to find an e-mail from Willie Drye, author of Storm of the Century: The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935. He was writing from Side Salad's Doppler 12,000 Hurricane Bureau in North Carolina.

It appears Willie's gone Hollywood on us:

From: Willie Drye

Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2006 4:49 PM

Subject: History Channel


The History Channel documentary that's based, at least in part, on my book will be aired Sunday night, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. It's been given the title of "Violent Earth: Storm of the Century." It's going to run two hours.

I have no idea what to expect. I was interviewed on camera last summer for 11 hours. It was a surprisingly grueling experience to be questioned that long and to have to be "on" for the entire time. I was very glad when it was finally over. The producer told me that was the longest on-camera interview she'd ever done. So I assume I'll have some presence in the film. But they're not letting anyone see anything in advance.

Jane and I are going to my hometown (Misenheimer, N.C.) to watch it with my father and some people I grew up with, at the home of the man who was principal of the elementary school I attended and also the baseball coach I played for for 10 or 12 years.

I'm feeling edgy, eager to see it and sort of wishing it was over with.

So anyway, guess I'm getting my 15 seconds.



Note: If you miss the show, you can see it again at 12:00 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7.

Posted by Jeff at September 28, 2006 08:47 AM | TrackBack
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