Thursday, April 23, 2015

Good Morning America #TBT

I was out of town when I got an 8am call from Dale saying Good Morning America wanted them (Dale and Rain) in their New York City studio the very next morning. Rain was at BYU for a youth camp. The limo to take them to the airport was going to be at our house within two hours. I made a couple phone calls and Rikki drove to Provo to check Rain out of the camp. They were on their way! Rain forgot his phone charger! First time in New York City! First live TV interview! The experience of a lifetime! I watched via an internet stream from a California hotel room as my son talked about "The Trailerhood" on national television. 

For more trip photos and stories, check out this post

The interview with George Stephanopoulos (8 June 2011):

Thursday, April 16, 2015

ABCnews GMA's Fixation #TBT

Before they were on Good Morning America, there was admiration from GMA's Fixation:

(aired 5 June 2011)
"It is the right and responsibility of every father to embarrass his children."

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Throwback Thursday with KSL5 #TBT

At the time Dale's "Wave at the Bus" antics went viral (June 2011), we were literally inundated with phone calls, voicemails, and emails, along with radio and tv interviews. So many that it all quickly became a blur. I've highlighted some of them along the right hand side of this blog, but there are many more that I'm sure we don't even know about. The worldwide media attention was initially sparked by a story on KSL5, (brought to you by Sam Penrod and broadcast on our local NBC station). This was picked up by the national MSNBC and pretty much just went crazy from there. So I'm kicking off a weekly Throwback Thursday WATB series with a look back at Sam's KSL's story:

"No matter how cool a teenager's mom and dad may be, few teens get through high school without their parents embarrassing them.

But an American Fork teen has had to put up with his dad embarrassing him the entire school year.
There's not much worse for a high school student than having your dad wave at you as you get on the school bus every morning. Just ask Rain Price, who is thrilled the school year is finally over.

It's a way of letting him know that we really care about him, but do something a little different ... It's a father's way of saying I love you.
–Dale Price

That's because his dad is there to bid him farewell every morning, but he's taken the embarrassment factor to a new level -- he's always wearing a crazy costume.
"When he did it the first day I was in shock," Rain said. "It's my first day of sophomore year."