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May 6, 2007

Good Morning America tomorrow, May 7th

Filed under: May 4, 2007 Greensburg,Special Cases — Mike U @ 9:44 pm

I will be interviewed by Diane Sawyer on ABC’s Good Morning America tomorrow morning.  I am not sure when the segment will air, it will be a taped interview before the show comes on.  Anyway, the topic will be very similar to my blog post — as my account from that night has generated a lot of interest and compliments..  In that respect, thanks so much.  I used a lot of more meteorological terms in my blog post, but in the interview with GMA, it will be more generalized and basic for the average lay person. 

11 Comments »

  1. Hi Mike,

    I saw you on Good Morning America this morning. Great job on saving so many lives! That’s got to feel awesome!

    As an almost lifelong resident of Florida, I have always been fascinated by storms and while I don’t understand a lot of the terminology that you use on your blog, I am still glad I’ve found it and will continue to visit….heck, maybe I’ll even learn something! :o ) Can’t wait to flip through all of your photos!!

    Comment by Cheryl D — May 7, 2007 @ 6:33 am

  2. Hey Mike, it’s your cousin Nick. Just wanted to let you know
    that I saw GMA today. Glad to know that you were able to help
    so many people with your knowledge. It’s about time that someone
    working behind the scenes gets a little recognition for their
    efforts. Well, you make the family proud, and hopefully we will
    see you soon!

    Nick

    Comment by Nick Buckley — May 7, 2007 @ 9:03 am

  3. I guess I missed it. Hope you can get a link to your interview posted online.

    Comment by Mike Wilhelm — May 7, 2007 @ 9:50 am

  4. HEY CUZ!! I didn’t even know you were going to be on and just so happened to be watching
    GMA (I do every morning) and saw you on there!!! I taped the last minute on our DVR!!! I
    am so excited/proud for you! What a huge break in your career!

    Comment by Joanna Meek — May 7, 2007 @ 2:27 pm

  5. Mike,

    Nice interview. I assume that the coughing in the background
    was Mike B? :)

    Regards,
    Rhino

    Comment by Rock Chalk Rhino — May 7, 2007 @ 3:27 pm

  6. Hey Mike,
    It’s your cousin Sarah all the way out in RI!
    My mom called me this morning to tell me to turn the TV on, and I actually was able to tape most of the interview.
    I think it is awesome that you were the one who saved the day.
    Even though I don’t know a lot about tornados, the fact that this was an F-5 that landed on a whole town, and only 10 people were killed was amazing!
    You are a lot of folks hero today.
    So kudos on the accomplishment!

    Sarah

    Comment by Sarah DeCosta — May 7, 2007 @ 3:31 pm

  7. Just a quick nice Job!!!! You can be sure that you saved a bunch of people with your quick action. Way to go.

    Comment by Tom Eckhoff — May 7, 2007 @ 8:17 pm

  8. Dear Mike

    I congratulate you for the interview and the terrific job in alerting the people of Greensburg.

    We published in our website here in Brazil a report about your forecast.

    http://www.metsul.com/secoes/visualiza.php?cod_subsecao=64&cod_texto=707

    Best wishes and congratulations.

    Eugenio Hackbart
    Chief Meterologist
    MetSul Weather Center
    Sao Leopoldo – Rio Grande do Sul – Brazil

    Comment by Eugenio Hackbart — May 7, 2007 @ 11:32 pm

  9. Great job on saving all this lives!
    Congratulations from portuguese online weather community.

    We have a post about your great job.
    http://www.meteopt.com/showthread.php?p=35471#post35471

    Best regards !

    Comment by MeteoPT — May 8, 2007 @ 3:48 am

  10. Excellent interview! Kudos to you for acting so quickly and being the catalyst in saving so many lives.

    Comment by Dewdrop — May 8, 2007 @ 8:48 am

  11. Excellent blog and amazing story. I am covering the KS tornado and am looking to talk with someone about both the science/meteorology behind this monster storm, as well as the the warning system’s effectiveness and how the warnings were issued (sort of a timeline/description of the how and when the warnings were issued).

    I’d love to chat with you about this, if you are available and interested. Please contact me via email and I’ll be happy to accomodate you regarding setting up a phone interview on your schedule.

    Thanks in advance.

    Marie
    staff writer, Kido Magazine (disaster preparedness publication)
    http://www.marierossiter.com

    Comment by Marie — May 9, 2007 @ 9:54 pm

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