Galean Stewart : Noon & Midday Mississippi Producer
WLBT "Midday Mississippi" Guest Agreement
Thank you for your interest in appearing on Midday Mississippi. We are happy to help you get your message to the many WLBT viewers across central Mississippi and Louisiana.
Before your appearance, please submit the following items by email (preferred), fax, or mail. All requested materials must be received THREE WEEKS PRIOR TO YOUR APPEARANCE so that we have ample time to prepare. If we don't have this information one week ahead of time, we reserve the right to cancel the interview with no assurance of a make-up date. Changes are extremely discouraged; however, if you must make a last-minute substitution, notify us immediately.
FOR INTERVIEWER AND PRODUCERS:
Name and title of the person to be interviewed, plus an explanation of how that person is involved in the event or topic
Press release or other written description of the event or topic
3 or 4 suggested questions for interviewer to ask (these are generally used only as a guide for discussion)
Any other background information that might be helpful to the interviewer
FOR ON-SCREEN GRAPHICS:
Date(s) and time(s) of event (when applicable)
Telephone number and/or web address that VIEWERS can use to get more information about the event or topic
Photographs or video that might enhance the segment
Midday Mississippi airs live at 12:30 p.m. Please arrive at the television station (directions below) no later than 12:15 on the day of the interview, and check in with the front desk so that we know you are here. The receptionist will show you where to wait until the studio is ready for you. If you are unable to get here by 12:15, notify us immediately.
We are more than happy to supply you with a copy of the interview, but you must bring a DVD-R format disc with you and give it to the producer before the interview. You must also notify the receptionist upon arrival that you have a DVD-R and would like a copy of your segment. Without prior notification and a blank DVD-R, we will be unable to provide you with a copy of the segment.
Once you are escorted into the studio, the floor crew and the interviewer will quickly get you in place and clip a microphone to your clothing. Shortly after you are seated behind an interview desk, the interviewer will read a quick introduction on camera, and then the interview will begin. You are encouraged simply to look at the interviewer and answer questions; there's no need to worry about which camera is focused on you during the segment. It's perfectly fine for you to have notes or other materials on the desk. A typical interview lasts anywhere from two to four minutes; usually it's somewhere in the middle.
Anything that falls outside the norm (theatrical segments, singing, performing, cooking, working with animals or props, costumes, etc.) must be cleared by our producers well in advance of the broadcast. "Lunch Break" segments must feature some sort of cooking and/or preparation demonstration – not simply a product display. We have no appliances in the studio, but we can provide a table and electricity with prior notice.
We strongly prefer to interview only ONE guest per segment. It is much easier for the interviewer to remember one name and engage in a one-on-one conversation in the short time allotted for the interview. The result is a better, clearer message for our viewers. Any exceptions must be cleared by our producers.
We look forward to having you with us. If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to ask.
Galean Stewart WLBT-Channel 3 (NBC) "Midday Mississippi" Producer (601) 960-4429 direct (601) 355-7830 fax firstname.lastname@example.org
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