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Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-08-2005 03:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At least as of right now, I am scheduled to take part in a live report about collecting space memorabilia on ABC 13 Eyewitness News (Houston) during the 4:00 p.m. CDT broadcast. A camera crew is coming by my home to pre-tape my collection this morning and then they are planning to broadcast live from our store Rocket Town during the afternoon newscast.

I do not know yet if the report will make it on to their website.

Scott
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posted 08-08-2005 07:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott   Click Here to Email Scott     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations, Robert!

4pm... darn I will probably miss it. That would have been a birthday treat for me. Hopefully they will show it again at 5pm or (best of all) post it on their website for all to see.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-08-2005 10:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just received a call and the interview has been postponed until tomorrow. They want the segment to air after Discovery's landing.

Dirk
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posted 08-08-2005 04:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dirk   Click Here to Email Dirk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Go for it...Robert !

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Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-09-2005 05:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 4:40pm segment has just finished airing. It was fun! For those who may have missed it, a different edit of story will air during the 6:00pm news.

The live segment, hosted by Elma Barrera, featured my collection but mostly focuses on Rocket Town, interviewing some of our younger visitors and touring our selection of merchandise. In addition to myself, RT store manager Jack Kleinhans and John Gray make cameo appearances.

In addition to whatever ABC 13 does on their website, we hope to have a clip available on the Rocket Town website soon.

MCroft04
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posted 08-09-2005 05:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Robert,

Caught the show just as I walked into the house this afternoon. Great job! Should bring some well deserved business to RocketTown. I envy your collection, but unlike you I was lucky enough to be born soon enough to witness the race to the moon, and to live just south of the Cape where I was able to see most of the early launches. But, my collection can't come close to matching yours.

Mel

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-09-2005 10:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ABC 13 has posted a Windows format video clip from today's interview. I can't find a way to link to it directly, so from their front page, you need to scroll almost half way down to "Featured ABC13 video". The clip is called "See an amazing collection of space memorabilia". I am not sure how long this link will be active or available.

(I also haven't been able to get this to play smoothly on my computer, but it may be just a local bandwidth issue.)

zee_aladdin
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posted 08-10-2005 01:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for zee_aladdin   Click Here to Email zee_aladdin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Robert:

Saw the clip, it was awesome. Hopefully it will get thousands of people interested in space collecting.

Keep Up the good work

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Cooooooool clip Robert. It's great to see our hobby exposed to the public. I wish I could have seen more of your collection but the Rocket Town store looks great. Never met you in person but now I can place a face with a name.
Thanks for sharing, Dave

music_space
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posted 08-10-2005 10:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for music_space   Click Here to Email music_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good, Robert! Even though you'd think that even a human-interest journalist in Houston would quickly research this "water-into-snow" business (waste-water dumps, I presume...). She needn't be laughed at by all of those people in the program in the Houston area...

BTW Robert, you did a phone interview with our own TV here in Quebec, how did this turn out? Did it happen, did it air?

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François Guay
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Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-10-2005 10:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The water-into-snow that Elma refers to is actually a product we offer, Super Snow at Rocket Town.

The interview with Canada's "Revenge of the Nerdz" was by webcam, though I have no idea if it ever aired.

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Just saw the clip as well..great job Robert..

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