Saturday, December 22, 2007

Tony Snow Visits College of the Ozarks.

On December 6, Tony Snow, former Bush Presidential Press Secretary and former host of Fox News Sunday visited the College of the Ozarks. We were once again honored to have been chosen to cover the event for the college. The visit began with a tour of the college, and then a lecture to the journalism students. That was followed by a press conference and dinner. A convocation was held in the gymnasium, where he addressed a large crowd of students and many others from the community. A VIP reception followed in the Keeter Center, where we did photos of Mr. Snow with specially invited guests. During the tour of the college, and old friend of Mr. Snows dropped in to say "Hi", and join the tour. I was sure glad I didn't embarrass myself. I didn't recognize the "guest", so I asked the College President's assistant who the fellow was. She replied, "That's Larry Gatlin". (That's as in country musician, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers.) Not long after that, he turned to me, shook my hand and ask, "What is your name?". I replied, "I'm Larry Plumlee". He replied, something like, "I think I can remember that name". I would have been really embarrassed had I not known who he was and said something like, "Any you are?"
One of the favorite places to tour on campus is the Ralph Foster Museum. The original Beverly Hillbilly's car was donated and is on display in the museum. You can get your photo taken in the car. I once photographed former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the car on her visit to the museum. Anyway, we did a few photos of Mr. Snow in the car, then Larry Gatlin hopped in with him. If only I would have had a video camera, I would have gotten a great clip for YouTube. The two of them began singing the them song to the Beverly Hillbilly's tv show! It was hilarioius!!!!
Tony Snow addressing a large audiance at the Keeter Gymnasium. I really enjoy listening to him. He talked a lot about his faith, and his battle with colon cancer. It was very inspirational.
This is the type photos we take at the VIP reception. This is my daughter Karla, and her husband Jason. They were my assistants, helping me with equipment. I always get to take a photo of the VIP with my helpers.


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