Wesley Clark was in town for an appearance at CMU on April 2 and although we had begun discussions months ago to have the former presidential candidate and retired general stop by our studio prior to his CMU activities, a late plane into Lansing sent our camera crews scurrying over to the campus instead to get his take on the anticipated Bush bombing of Iran.
For the Democracy Matters panel, it was a genuine challenge to begin the show not knowing whether Clark would walk into the studio or not, while the DM producer was on the cell phone speaking to the CMU administrator who was driving Clark up from the airport.
They were running late and had to head straight to campus. But when Clark invited us to come over to the campus press conference and let him tackle our Iran questions there, we agreed. "Did you get everything you needed?" Clark asked us later. Actually, we have enough tape from him on campus to do a another ICDP-TV special on Clark's Mt. Pleasant visit.
He is a genuinely nice man with a very smart take on world affairs.
Democracy Matters #2 is airing now on Channel #3 in Gratiot, Isabella and Clare Counties. Check the MAC3-TV schedule for future showings
We will get it posted to Google Video after we catch our breath from an extremely busy weekend that includes shooting DM #3 with Michigan Democratic Party State Chair Mark Brewer.