#VIRTUALGALA: “The Show Must Go On... but Only from a Safe Distance!” #CoronaVirus threatened the annual celebration and chief fundraiser for the
@WashingtonPerformingArts, but instead of cancelling outright, they decided to go #Virtual & #Stream. In just 4 days & with the help of honoree, the fabulous @officialsheilajohnson, brought the #essential talent together, including #MezzoSoprano @jnaibmezzo to the @salamanderresort in Middleburg, VA! All eyes 👀 we’re watching to see if this is the template to save fundraisers in our new age. It succeeded! Having grown up in the age of Telethons, I’d say #Streaming has made what was old, New Again!
#MYGRADUATES: If there’s a high school or middle school or college senior in your life, give them a hug and pray for them. To them, the cancellation of school is not a vacation. It’s wasted time they don’t get to spend with their friends the last few months before they graduate. They’re anxious, realizing they may never be able to walk the halls for the last time. They’re sad hearing their senior prom they’ve been waiting on all year has a chance of being canceled. They’re nervous that they may not be able to walk the stage and get the diploma they have been working hard on for 13 years. Show them support and love them during these hard times. #classof2020
If you are the parent of a 2020 grad, copy and post on your wall with their pic!
#NEWSFLASH: When You Make News, You don’t expect to be the Headline, but this week @CBSNews became part of the #CORONAVIRUS story when 4 of our colleagues came down with the virus. Our Broadcast Center was shutdown for two days, and operations moved to our Washington, DC bureau. On Saturday, #CBSThisMorningSaturday was the first show back on the air from our New York Studios! @CNN’s @BrianStelter made note of it in his Business Report.
#MISSIONACCOMPLISHED: In the immortal words of @doratheexplorerofficial, “We did it!” #coronavirus Protocols in place the @cbsnews & @cbsthismorning Teams managed to transfer our staff from the Big 🍎 to the Nation’s Capitol to deliver our Broadcast! Not a weak link among us! Day two is tomorrow morning! Tune in!