Peace Corps Videos

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

A Nicaraguan Video

Several times a week, I look at resume tapes of people who want to become TV reporters. Most are pretty predictable and with rare exception, I seldom watch an entire tape. Today was an exception. In the stack of tapes was a DVD from someone named Ian Wood. It was a documentary he had produced during his time as a Peace Corps Volunteer from 2002 to 2005 in Jinotepe, Nicaragua. I didn't have time to watch the entire program at work, so tonight I brought it home and watched it. It was fascinating to see his house, his "outdoor" kitchen and to see the other Peace Corps Volunteers who were serving with him. I am making copies of the DVD to send to my parents and my sisters.

I'm not sure if he is qualified to be a reporter with my station, but after watching the tape, I sent him an e-mail telling him I would be happy to meet with him. I'm sure I won't tell him that I've been nominated to serve but it will be interesting to meet him and talk with him about his experiences.

The Peace Corps also sent me a book today with stories written by RPCV's or Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. I look forward to reading that.

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