A few years back TCM was doing a video contest where contestants would submit a three-minute video explaining why they should co-host with Robert Osborne to introduce four films. I submitted my video with my New York backgrounds and made the first round, but not the final round. Bummer.

Then in 2008, after my plane landed in Killeen, Texas for a family visit, and the announcement was made that we could once again connect with the world, I listened to a phone message hat changed my life. (Yes, I still have her message on my phone.)

“Hi Theresa Brown. This is Darcy Hettrich. You don’t know me but I’m V.P. of talent for Turner Classic Movies. You were one of our guest programmer finalists a year or two ago. And we are coming up with our 15th anniversary of TCM and we’ve decided to reach out to fifteen people who truly love our network and have them host one of their favorite movies with Robert Osborne. And tag, you’re it. You’re one of the people we want. If you can give me a call when you can, I would like to chat with you about this. We’re not shooting it ’till November 10th and 11th in Atlanta; so it involves a bit of scheduling and working things out. I look forward to hearing from you Theresa and again, it’s Darcy Hettrich. Thank you. Bye bye.”

Well you could have knocked me over with a thought.

ROBERT OSBORNE & MERobert Osborne - TB_72ppi



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