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Getting Ready to Say Goodbye Part 4- Odds and Ends

by Nancy Francis

Posted on March 22, 2008 at 7:16 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:33 PM

Posted by Nancy Francis-

First of all, I want to say thanks for all the kind emails and comments over the past couple of weeks.

Secondly, as mullet photo. In my defense, I pose this question: Is there anyone 40 or older who did NOT have a mullet at some point? Look... even Jane Pauley had a mullet variation! And how do you like our shoulder pads?

This was taken on the set of "The Today Show" at NBC in New York. That's Bryant Gumbel on the right. We were shooting a promo for "News 8 at Sunrise," my first newscast at KGW. It aired at 6:30 am, followed by "The Today Show" at 7. Easy money, when you consider that "Newschannel 8 at Sunrise" currently starts at 4:30 am!

Now for some more odds and ends from the scrapbook:


With legendary KGW meteorologist Jack Capell. I was visiting the station while on maternity leave with my youngest daughter, Colette.

Joe Becker has worked at KGW longer than anyone else on-the-air right now, including me. This summer, he marks 24 years.

This photo with Tom Browkaw was taken in the KGW newsroom in the late '80s. I had been at my computer typing when I felt someone tap me on the shoulder. Imagine my surprise to see it was Tom Brokaw... who wanted to ask me a question about our computer program. He was in town to anchor NBC Nightly News from the top of the US Bank Tower.

Cover of The Oregonian's "TV Click" with my then-coanchor Russ Lewis in 1999.


On the set with Benji in Cascade Locks. The photo below shows Benji in his (actually HER) golf cart. In the kennel below is the stunt dog, Barney. (I am not making this up!)


My scene was shot at the Coast Guard station in Newport on a clear, warm summer night. It was supposed to take place in a fierce rainstorm, which was made possible by several fire hoses that pummeled us on cue. It took about twelve hours to shoot a scene that lasts about two minutes.
New York

With my oldest daughter, Allison (now in college) serving at the annual dinner the Trailblazers host for the homeless. What I remember most about that day was that Rasheed Wallace (who dished out food with us) was kind to Allison.
Newspaper clipping showing me with my daughter, Anna at the Grand Floral Parade

And finally, for those too young to know: That rectangular object in the upper left is called a typewriter. I thought it was cool because it was electric!

My last day at KGW is April 6th.