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Green starts . . . with a 5 minute TV interview with some great U.S. Navy crew members from the USS Harry Truman

COMMUNITY CENTERUncategorizedMar 7, 2012John Deuel

Author: John Deuel

I get to do a lot of neat things as Norfolk’s representative to This year, I have the privilege of coordinating the community greening, cleaning and sprucing up of more than 25  projects around the Hampton Roads region for the upcoming National Kickoff of the Great American Cleanup. So I get to talk about this event, A LOT. One way I can get the word out to a lot of people at one time is to be interviewed on television.

My City’s own cable TV station, WCTY Channel 48 (Cox subscribers) has a show called “Perspectives” hosted by the inquisitive Bob Batcher. Bob may “play dumb” about how much he knows about the environment, but he knows how to help his guests get a lot of information out in a short time. So recently I was able to bring with me three outstanding crew members from the USS Harry Truman on the show with me, to talk about why they will be volunteering as a Military Command Team for the Kick off event projects to be held all over Hampton Roads on April 27th and 28th.

It was a lot of fun and I learned a lot about the volunteer work the crew of the Truman has been doing lately and why it is important to them. Apparently, even though they are busy getting their ship prepared for sea duty again, they are able to share some of their time in the communities around Hampton Roads to volunteer.

Take a peak at this interview- it only lasts about 5 minutes, but I’d like you to meet AZ2 Theresa Buchanan, Master Chief Mark Bather and Chaplain Michael Bigelow. You’ll see why I had such a great time getting interviewed by Bob on this particular day!

To sign your team up for this great event, go to



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