My day in the press box
I got to see President Obama talk at the Alcoa factory on June 28, 2011. It was so exciting to see him talk. It was not the first time I got to go to one of his events. About a year ago, I got to go see him in Iowa City and talk about the Health Care Reform Bill. But this was just as exciting. I was the only kid in the press box, so everyone was helping me out and being really friendly. They showed me where to go what to do after the speech.
A lot of the reporters wanted to know who I was and who I reported for. They also asked my mom some of the same questions they asked me to see how she felt. About 4 or 5 different people wanted to interview me. I saw Marcia Lens from KWQC TV 6 News and went up to ask her if she had any advice for kids like me who wanted to write. When she finished she asked if she could interview me on camera. At 10 o’clock I was on the news. (My interview starts at the 42-minute mark of the video.) It was so exciting to see myself on there. Also, I found out that I was in multiple newspapers and I almost got interviewed on the radio.
It was a very exciting day!
Photo: Kid Reporter Alysa Goethe interviews Iowa governor Terry Branstad at the Alcoa plant where President Barack Obama spoke about the economy. (Courtesy Alysa Goethe)