Above, my first TV news package for our Arkansas Business-Today’s THV news partnership. The piece is based on Arkansas Business Senior Editor Mark Friedman’s cover story this week on how consumer buying habits have changed since the recession. For both the print and video stories, we talked to Dr. Michael Pakko, chief economist at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Craig Douglass, a partner in InFocus, which conducts focus group studies for businesses.
Thanks to Today’s THV photographer Oran Hardcastle for shooting the interviews, giving me some valuable pointers and basically being patient with newbie like me. And more thanks to THV-ers Wayne Cross, Shayla Krile, Michelle Chism, Kerri Margrave and, of course, News Director Chuck Maulden for their help and encouragement.