Hello I’m Emily Wright along with Max Harris for today’s Ram Report. In an effort to launch HarritonTV’s coverage of the 2020 presidential election, reporters Max Harris and Sam Catania covered a campaign rally for Pete Buttigieg, and were able to secure a brief interview with him. For more on the story, we turn to a segment produced by Sam and Max on the event
Cold and rainy weather didn’t stop about 1,000 Philadelphians from coming out to Pete Buttigieg’s first visit to the city of brotherly love.
Pete: “If I hang around him any longer I might end up an enthusiastic Eagles fan. It’s contagious”
Armed with last minute press credentials, Harriton TV was able to grab and exclusive interview during the gaggle following the rally.
Sam: “Can you talk about a time a teacher influenced you?”
Pete: “Absolutely, well the teacher who has the most influence on me now is Chasten, of course, my husband, but also I’ll never forget times through grade school and through high school, I had a teacher Mrs. Chismar, who taught Economics, who believed in me I think more than I believed in myself, and English teachers, like the first one who taught me what a metaphor was just changed the entire way I think. I owe so much to teachers and they don’t get nearly enough recognition.”
Sam: “You’re in Philly, have you had a cheesesteak?”
Pete: “Not today but I’m planning to take care of that soon.”
Sam: “Good to hear!”
We spoke to Mr. Schweitzer from the Economics department and Mr. Plump from the English department to learn what they thought about Pete’s remarks.
Mr. Schweitzer: “Alright, so it was a cool shutout from Mayor Pete. Take Econ! I think Economics is a valuable window into understanding how and why people do the stuff they do.”
Mr. Plump: “Well, it’s nice to see a presidential candidate talking about teachers. I think we all deserve credit not just English teachers, and my senior year English teacher was a big influence on my life, in fact, one of the reasons I’m here today. So, yes, let’s hear it for the teachers.”
For Harriton TV in Philadelphia, I am Sam Catania.
The interview with presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, which was posted on twitter, has upwards of 36,000 views. Both his husband, Chasten Buttigieg, and the Econ teacher he mentioned, have liked the tweet.
That’ll be all for today’s Ram Report. Stay tuned for an informational video on the Safe to Say program. Signing off this is Emily Wright and Max Harris. From all of us at Harriton TV, thanks for watching the Ram Report.
The Ram Report, produced by Harriton TV.
Originally aired October 22nd, 2019.