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As seen on TV

Unless you too are one of the millions of people contacted by my mother, you may not have noticed that several of your (ahem) favorite bloggers and former bloggers appeared in a “60 Minutes” segment a few weeks ago on the LHC. If you missed it, you can view the segments on cnet, in particular the Americans at the LHC portion.
Until Monica comes out of blogging retirement, I guess we won’t know what she thought of it, but for me it was partly fun and partly harrowing. I’m probably as vain as the next person, so showing up on a highly respected nationally televised news program was a kick – I have even been approached (only once) by a complete stranger on the subway who said “you’re famous”, which was a bit unnerving really. And my aforementioned mother was really excited. On the other hand, when we actually did the interview we just sat there and talked to them for about 20 minutes, and had no idea what of that material they would air and when. Fast forward a few months, and there’s considerable hoopla being made of the event in my department and in general, and we still had no idea what would actually be shown, and didn’t find out until we saw it with everyone else. From my perspective, it came out fine, but it was a little like tightrope walking without a net. But now my kids’ soccer teammates (as well as my own soccer teammates – Go Fossils!) are asking all about Particle Physics and what it’s all about, which is really the goal for me, so alls well that ends well. Let’s just hope we don’t end up here.

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