West Virginia University’s School of Journalism invited me to come to campus yesterday and screen “Tales of an AP Journalist" at a George Esper memorial event. When I started the film in April of 2011, I never thought George would not be around to see the final product. However, before he passed away in February he had seen every cut and bragged about how much he loved it. People who had known George for years said that they learned things about him last night that they never knew before.
It was so great to see familiar faces and so many people come out for the screening. By the time credits rolled, there wasn’t a dry eye in the room…a true testament to Esper’s impact on everyone. The only complaint was, “It needs to be longer!”
Before heading back up to Boston today, Christa Vincent interviewed me about HOLLOW and my experience at the J-School (I graduated 4 years ago). Here are some screenshots from the shoot by the very talented photographer and videographer, Alex Wilson.