I have another project and tonight was my first accomplishment in fulfilling my goal. I am attempting to see as many television shows as I can that are filmed in New York City. In the last year I've been to "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" twice. I hoped to become a contestant and studied infinite hours of trivia. Alas, I didn't make it on to the show, but I did enjoy the experience.
On one of many sleepless nights in the last few months I decided to try and get tickets to other shows filmed in NYC. I've sent my name in to several and tonight I saw my first show, "The Colbert Report." What fun! Stephen Colbert is both cuter and funnier in person than on the show and I think he's funny on television. The guest was Mark Devlin, a cosmologist looking at the cosmos (what else would he look at?) via a telescope sent up in a balloon. The only minus is a lot of standing, but a small price to pay for a fun glimpse into a different world than my daily life.
No cameras permitted during the taping, but I will get photos of the studio buildings in the future. Next on my list -- waiting to hear from Rachel Ray and Martha Stewart!