Haynesville Shale & GHS Members Highlighted: "SHALEIONAIRES" on 60 Minutes this Sunday Evening

 

"SHALEIONAIRES - While some complain that extracting natural gas from shale rock formations is tainting their water supply, others who have allowed drilling on their property are getting wealthy and becoming "shaleionaires." Lesley Stahl reports. Shachar Bar-On and Meghan Frank are the producers."

 

The link: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/1998/07/08/60minutes/main13502.shtml

 

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I was approached by the producer, Shachar, to assist in locating individuals for this segment. Some of you may have spoken to Shachar, or other producers, as well. Because of our assistance, the residents of NW Louisiana will be represented on this segment to its 13 million viewers. 60 Minutes airs Sundays at 7 p.m on CBS. ET/PT. Check your local listings.  
 

Among those interviewed for the segment are Northwest Louisiana residents CB Leatherwood and Mike Smith, who are actually cousins. The 60 Minutes crew spent a day at the Leatherwood residence interviewing both Mike and CB at the same time. If you have seen the Haynesville Documentary, you have seen Mike Smith. Mike was one of the three whose Haynesville story was featured in that documentary.

 

I spoke with CB shortly after the interview and he told me that he was impressed and pleased with the 60 Minutes crew finding them, “down to earth” and “real nice.” CB's goal was to show them southern hospitality during their visit. And of course, that means good food.

 

On a Sunday in May, an assistant producer, out of N.Y.C., showed up to screen the couple to see if they adequately fit the profile of what they needed in the segment. When the producer arrived at the Leatherwood’s home, fresh coffee cake and coffee were waiting to be had.

 

Toward the end of the screening (and coffee cake), CB informed the producer that she could probably find folks that had done “better” (made more money) on the Haynesville Shale. “I didn’t think we’d actually get selected,” Leatherwood added.

 

[Editor's Note: The producer's found CB a great story teller]

 

Selected they were and a CBS caravan showed up on the day of the interview with videographers, photographers and producers in tow. It was a typical hot and muggy summer day. The crew got busy and as CB puts it, “they took pictures of everything! Chickens, cats, dogs, mules…everything.”

 

Lesley Stahl, who would be conducting the interview, showed up to their Sabine Parish home in a chauffeured Lincoln Town Car. After Upon entering their home, Stahl promptly asked, “may I use your restroom and borrow a can of hairspray, I’ve been on a drilling rig all day.”

 

Welcome to showbiz.

 

 


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Very cool. Thanks for the info.
CSI (Las Vegas) had an interesting dramatization in their episode tonight. One character was a female reporter with long blonde hair. Reminded me of a GHS member from TX not heard from in awhile, one who likes to report cautionary tales & to back investigative docudramas.


http://www.cbs.com/primetime/csi/video/?pid=ZvJI8dmmKH9uP2J_nuQcgUp...

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Drat those framers of the Constitution & its amendments, especially the first one that guarantees freedom of the press. What WERE they thinking??? Where is that dang Federalist Party when we need it, could use an old fashioned Alien & Sedition Act about now!

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Odd, I thought that right belongs to ALL of US?

I said it was a dramatization as I'm sure creative license was used to portray how a crime in general may or may not be solved.

Seems we agree that not everything aired on TV (and other media, including the internet) is to be believed & taken as gospel without further checking.

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LOL!! Whoops, did I irritate someone with this civil discourse? Awww, jffree1, don't feel you need to disappear from the discussion.

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No, the topic was supposed to be the story 60 minutes was doing on "Shaleionaires". I decided not to help you hijack Keith's discussion.
warning hijack still in progress!

anyone can delete their own comments, i would figure somebody that's done it before would know that?

it also doesn't take a mod to figure out that this thread isn't about CSI

i tend to agree with the posters who think that most of these media people are not our friends, but i will reserve judgment of this particular 60minutes piece until i have seen it.
LOL!!! This thread wasn't hijacked until you decided to put a political label on the station that airs CSI, which is one in the same as the one that aired "60 Minutes" and which everyone was soooooo positive & pumped about because it was thought that the only thing to be shown would be the wonderful economic impact from all this business.

Until then, I viewed it as a good exercise in "compare & contrast." There are two sides to every coin. Somewhere inbetween we'd better find some balance.


Now, I've really got to take a break as essay's post now has me ROTFLMDO!!
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60 minutes is supposed to be investigative journalism. they put the political label on themselves, i had nothing to do with it, nor did i think it would be "all positive." who are you targeting with that broad brush, praytell, because personally i thought it would be "all suck."

anyway i'm glad you're so amped up by the comparison to a stupid crime drama that has been accused of actually tainting jury pools with unrealistic expectations. about the only thing they have in common is they're both on the communist broadcasting system. how's that for a political label?

they were both hatchet jobs, the only thing that even remotely saved the 60minutes piece was what aubrey had to say. the people who are saying we're being set up for class warfare are right.

what does ROTFLMDO mean anyway, rolling on the floor laughing my dentures out?

p.s., also let me know if i need to put my post in bold, i want to be sure all the old timers that don't know how to change their screen resolution can read it.
SINCE YOU HAVE DIFFICULTY DISTINGUISHING TO WHOM I REPLIED, I'LL JUST ADVISE YOU REVIEW THE POSTS, SEE WHO MADE THE BASELESS ACCUSATION THAT THIS THREAD WAS HIJACKED. I MADE NO HINT AT POLITICAL BIAS/SLANT IN MY ORIGINAL POST.

SINCE THEN, THIS THREAD HAS GONE ON TO DISCUSS THE MERITS OF BOTH SHOWS. AND, GEEEEEE, LOOK WHO SHOWS UP TO SHOW OUT WITH MORE PERSONAL ATTACK, WHICH SOMEHOW DOESN'T QUALIFY AS A HIJACK.

FYI, D=DERRIERE

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i don't care who you were talking to, i was explaining to you why bringing up CSI was and still is a hijack.

calling that piece of crap an "interesting dramatization" says plenty. personally i'd call it a pack of lies and distortions.

i'm only here to take on the trolls, it's obvious some of the other members don't want to roll around in the mud with a pig. it's a cautionary tale about internet forums, really.
oink... oink, oink, oink

And, since jffree1 won't tell you, I'll take the liberty with regard to your self-appointed "troll patrol" ...

"No, the topic was supposed to be the story 60 minutes was doing on "Shaleionaires". I decided not to help you hijack Keith's discussion."

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