Thursday, April 24, 2008
E.tv's Headquarters in Johannesburg
Well, its been quite some time since I wrote on my blogsite. I have made several attempts, however the internet is so unbearably slow in this country that it has prevented me from posting. I really miss my friends and family around the globe. I pray for you daily!
An update on life...E.tv flew me to their headquarters in Johannesburg this week. They gave me an unprecendented tour of the new studios. It is phenomenal to witness television history in this country. E.tv/E.News24 is really something. Our competition is the SABC, SKY news, BBC news, CNBC Africa and CNN International. In order for us to compete, we need to "go big or go home." And "going BIG" is not an understatement.
The pictures are of the construction of the new, news sets. They have purchased numerous flat screen televisions for visual enhancement of the studio, including the largest plasma television avaiable. It is a 150" Panasonic Plasma Hi-Def monitor! Whoa!
I am thrilled to be part of something so special for South Africa. From a television standpoint, it is a historic event for this country.
I love this place more than words can describe. I really feel at home in this country and the people have welcomed me with open arms. I know their is absolutely no substitute for the city I was raised...However, this will work just fine ;-) I have found a place to live and will be purchasing a car tommorow. Both of which make me happy. I will post pictures as soon as they come through. Of course, its been a lot of work, but I can always manage to fit in some play time too. I will leave you with a snapshot of last weekend's activities. Thank you God for providing this young man with an opportunity of a life time. I give this all to my savior.