Pint-size anchorman Damon Weaver, 10, has been denied media credentials to President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration – a tough lesson for the local fifth-grader in the hardscrabble game of Washington journalism.
But Damon isn’t about to let the snub derail his coverage of the historic event.
With about $8,000 in donations, Damon, his K.E. Cunningham/Canal Point Elementary School teacher Brian Zimmerman, a student cameraman and two parents will travel to D.C. Jan. 18 to prepare for a KEC-TV special inauguration broadcast.
Zimmerman is still hoping to get Damon an interview with Obama when they are in D.C. He’s not super hopeful, but who would have thought a Pahokee 10-year-old who has never been north of Georgia would be attending the inauguration, either.
“The important thing is to witness all of the events, attend the parade and go to some of the monuments and museums,” Zimmerman said.
It would be nice, he added, to go to a inaugural ball or two.
I expect young Damon, thanks to this story getting linked on Drudge, just might get the credential after all.