Kristy, one of the production assistants came to escort her to the set.
“You look great,” Kristy said as they turned the corner into the studio.
“Thanks, I’m a little nervous.”
The Today Show studio looked much larger on TV. There was a news desk on one side of the small stage and a seating area on the other side – booms, wiring, curtains, and unused props took up much of the other space. Directly in front of her the crew was putting together the kitchen for the cooking segment which always aired last.
Ann Curry walked onto the set and introduced herself. She went on to explain how the interview would begin and which cameras she should look into and when. She fought the butterflies off and tried to remember Ann’s flurry of instructions.
The lights dimmed and Kristy made the countdown to going live. The production assistant’s bony finger pointed at them with conviction.
“Good Morning, we are back with a special guest. Rachel Scott from Florida SearchQuest is with us today. Rachel played an instrumental role in locating missing boy scout, Casey Daniels, this past week. Rachel, tell us a little about how you got involved with search and rescue.”