Man dies after falling into pasta machine?

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Not much more I can say other than that this is a sad, sad freak accident. Poor guy.

Note to self: Don’t do a story on pasta making. Dangerous!!

A 26-year-old man is dead after he fell into a machine while working at a Toronto pasta factory on Monday.Source: More

via Anacristina79’s Blog


Bailey Jr. the “pet bison” just keeps giving!

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I just found out today that my Bailey footage was quite the talk at “CNN Student News” as well last November, and was featured in its November 15 news program! So, that may have partially inspired its viral nature on Facebook, with thousands of recommends and mentions. The Facebook generation! Those youngins and their techie hobbies. 🙂 But I do alright keeping up, I must say! I’ve gotten into that whole loop — with a bit of help from my Associate Producer/Editor, @TracyHETV of course…

If you are in the minority of the population that hasn’t seen the video yet, you can see it here


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The view counts keep climbing on my dog sledding video. It seems to remain a hot topic as the video has gone somewhat viral, as the video continues to be recommended on Facebook and passed around on twitter.

What are your thoughts on dog sledding?

My favorite interview ever: Interviewing “CANCER”

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Interviewing Bruce Horak, in character as “cancer” is by far one of my favorite interviews ever. If you haven’t seen it, it’s a must see! A brilliant man, a brilliant act, and a profound message.


So, apparently, there are 3 people in the world who are “buffalo whisperers”…

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But I still think Jim Sautner is THE buffalo whisperer… He’s the only one who takes his for rides in his car. And…his buffalo Bailey Jr. is also the heaviest of all of the buffalo too (at 1600 pounds!)…and it’s still growing! Can you imagine taking that beast for a ride in the car? It’s all in a day’s ride for Jim though! He LOVES it!

Technically, even if there are other buffalo whisperers out there, Jim Sautner of Alberta, Canada REALLY does have the World’s Largest Indoor Pet.

Here’s the article mentioning the rivaling whisperers:

My original CNN Video that broke the story, in case you haven’t seen it yet (but…then, I’d have to ask, where on earth have you been…? Even Jay Leno has seen and commented on it!)

Bailey Jr, the “pet buffalo” wins a CNN AWARD!

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The award winning AND very buzz-worthy video:

Between being featured on’s front page for nearly a full day, and capturing the attention of CNN TV’s Viral Video Program, the video also caught the attention of the CNN iReport Award judging panel. From over 150,000 videos that CNN iReport Producers vetted in 2010, my video was 1 of 6 videos nominated for the CNN iReport Original Reporting Award.

On March 15 2011, I officially won the Original Reporting Award and picked up the award during an official ceremony at CNN’s SXSW Fest headquarters in Austin, Texas.

PS — did you read the previous post about it getting the attention of Jay Leno?
Not only did the video garner top attention at CNN, but it gained the attention of Jay Leno, who featured footage of Bailey Jr (the featured bison) as part of his opening monologue in December 2010. That was just the beginning as media outlets from LA to Tokyo have been scrambling to contact the featured couple for more interviews!!!


“You really captured the special essence of our story. You are accomplished professionals at what you do and any national and international publicity is a direct credit to your team, Percy, for presenting our story. I hope you know how much we appreciate your work!”
— Linda and Jim Sautner, owner of the World’s Largest Indoor Pet, Bailey the Bison Jr.

Bailey Jr, the “pet buffalo”…the momentum continues…

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The award nominated AND very buzz-worthy video can be viewed here.

We have a pretty good track record at guessing what’s going to make a great report.

In fact, we were fairly sure that with our Bailey Jr. report, we were going to hit one out of the park. And indeed, that’s what we did.

But we’re still quite happy with how things turned out. 🙂

We sent it to CNN in November 2010.

It was featured on the front page of for nearly a full day.

It was mentioned on CNN News and then various other tv presenters/programs.

Thousands of people shared the video on Facebook!!!

The video went viral and was mentioned on CNN’s Viral Video program (see it here)

A few of the other publications/programs that mentioned the buffalo directly after our interview aired: NBC, ABC, HUFFINGTON POST, E! ONLINE

Jay Leno’s researcher called us directly to get permission to use our footage on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and in December 2010, Jay Leno did use footage and the featured buffalo was pictured and mentioned on Jay Leno.

Animal Planet and have since visited and interviewed the family.

THEN… in February 2011, I was nominated for A CNN Award for this pet buffalo interview!!

Because of our video, Bailey Jr., the pet bison, has truly become world famous.

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