Spotlight Conversations

The Mark Barger interview

November 17, 2020 Donna Reed Season 2 Episode 3
Spotlight Conversations
The Mark Barger interview
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Spotlight Conversations
The Mark Barger interview
Nov 17, 2020 Season 2 Episode 3
Donna Reed

Guess I can say this television reporter has just about seen it all!  I'm in the studio with reporter and producer Mark Barger, celebrating his 30 years covering stories for the NBC News Channel. I mean, he's got stories! He not only talks about covering some of the biggest stories in television news and entertainment since starting his career with the network in Charlotte, NC; but talks fondly about his early beginnings of news reporting in the Raleigh-Durham market with WQDR FM and WPTF TV; his fast thinking backstage maneuver on the set of Saturday Night Live (plus reporting on the show's 40th Anniversary shindig); his favorite locale for the NBC Olympics and tosses in a few of his favorite celebrity interviews. He also offers some sound advice for aspiring radio and television journalists. Enjoy!

Show Notes

Guess I can say this television reporter has just about seen it all!  I'm in the studio with reporter and producer Mark Barger, celebrating his 30 years covering stories for the NBC News Channel. I mean, he's got stories! He not only talks about covering some of the biggest stories in television news and entertainment since starting his career with the network in Charlotte, NC; but talks fondly about his early beginnings of news reporting in the Raleigh-Durham market with WQDR FM and WPTF TV; his fast thinking backstage maneuver on the set of Saturday Night Live (plus reporting on the show's 40th Anniversary shindig); his favorite locale for the NBC Olympics and tosses in a few of his favorite celebrity interviews. He also offers some sound advice for aspiring radio and television journalists. Enjoy!