Saturday, December 10, 2005

More Interviews before we get to the task at hand... Eating! It as a very exciting and fun filled day! Posted by Picasa

From right to left Owner of Java House, Phillip Papadopoulous, Carmen Jones, Editor-and-Chief, and Founder Stanley Roberts of Posted by Picasa

We were visiting some of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco which happens to be Java House, The Cheesesteak Shop on Divisidaro street, Mitchell's Ice Cream on San Jose street, and Thangh Long. The Java house has the best breakfast for a reasonable price! Posted by Picasa

Doug and I discussed We8there extensively, I tried not to leave anything out or anyone.... However who knows how much will end up on the cutting room floor! this segment should air sometime next year. I want to thank Norm Kennie for taking these photos of the shoot. Posted by Picasa spent the day with the crew from Bay Area Backroads a Local San Francisco Travel show which features cool things to do in Northern California and sometimes the world, from left to right is Cameraman, Dean Kindricks shooting with a HDTV Sony camera, Carmen Jones, Editor-in-Chief of, Stanley Roberts CEO of In the grey jacket is Doug McConnell host Of Bay Area BackRoads and the producer is the lovely Laura Remington. we are dicussing the next set shoot. Bay Area BackRoads followed us around for a whole day, we had a blast! Posted by Picasa

Monday, December 05, 2005

Bay Area Backroads will be shooting a segment featuring and Stanley Roberts.... the feature will highlight our CEOs favorite restaurants in San Francisco.... The shoot will take place December 7th all day in San Francisco the air date is pending!

Since 1985, Bay Area Backroads has been exploring the Bay Area -- finding fun and amazing places to experience right in our own backyard Doug McConnell has worked full-time in television since 1982. He has created, produced and hosted many series, special programs, and news projects for local, national and international distribution. He has received many broadcast awards including a handful of Emmys, an Iris, and a Gabriel.
Since 1993, McConnell has been the host and senior editor of "Bay Area Backroads." "Backroads" explores the paths less traveled in northern California and beyond. It is consistently the highest-rated locally produced, non-news program in the nation's sixth-largest market. McConnell's best-selling "Bay Area Backroads" book is available in bookstores throughout Northern California.
In addition to "Bay Area Backroads," McConnell's long-running television series since 1982 include:
"Mac and Mutley," Producer and Host, KPIX-TV, Discovery Channel USA, Discovery International, and Westinghouse International
"The Adventurers," Host, Discovery USA and Discovery International
"Wild Things," Host, Discovery USA
"Wild Guide," Narrator, Westinghouse International and Discovery?s Animal Planet Channel
"Petline," Co-Host, Discovery?s Animal Planet Channel
"Preview Vacation Bargains," Co-Host, NBC stations in eight major markets
"Pacific Currents," Producer and Host, KPIX-TV
"KING 5 Magazine," Producer and Reporter, KING-TV in Seattle McConnell?s national specials and mini-series include:
"Discoveries of a Lost Voyage," Co-Host, Discovery USA
"Secrets of Alcatraz," Producer and Host, Discovery USA
"Secrets of Alcatraz: Return to the Rock," Producer and Host, PBS
"Secrets of the Gold Rush," Producer and Host, PBS
"Secrets of the Wine Country," Producer and Host, PBS
"Big Cat Tales," Host, Discovery USA
"Prime Time Primates," Host, Discovery USA
"The Crusaders, Pilot," Producer and Reporter, Buena Vista Television
McConnell?s television news experience includes:
"CBS This Morning," Environment Reporter
KRON 4, Environment and Travel Reporter
KPIX-TV, Environment Reporter
McConnell has also produced and hosted many other special programs, live and pre-taped, for local broadcast on KRON 4, BayTV, KPIX-TV, and KING-TV.
From 1970 to 1982, McConnell produced a wide variety of communications projects, including television, radio, books and public events. He focused principally on environmental and natural resource matters. His clients and employers included the President's Commission on Coal, The White House Conference on Balanced National Growth and Economic Development, The United Nations, The Johnson Foundation, Cambridge Seven Associates, The Institute of Ecology (a consortium of 70 universities in the western hemisphere), The Governor's Office of the State of Alaska, The University of Alaska, the Alaska Public Forum, The Alaska Capital Site Selection Committee, and public broadcasting stations in Alaska and the Rocky Mountain states.
Between 1968 and 1970, McConnell worked on the Navajo reservation, recruited minority students for the admissions office of Pomona College, and served as a news researcher and story producer for KTLA-TV in Los Angeles. Prior to that, McConnell received an Master's degree in Political Science from the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University (1968), and a Bachelor's degree in Government from Pomona College (1967).
Since 1983, McConnell has lived in the Bay Area with his wife, two sons, and a bevy of pets. He maintains a busy schedule of community activities and has been honored recently by the Marin Humane Society as "Humanitarian of the Year," by the San Francisco Bay Trail Project as "Volunteer of the Year," and by California State Parks as "Honorary Ranger of the Year."

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