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Hmm, anyone know how we can see this overseas?


Or those of us Americans without cable? ninja

I checked out the website, looks like they have some videos but not sure if all the stories are put on streaming video access or not.

http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/sunday/main3445.shtml

It's on CBS, not cable.


No, I'm talking literally, physically, *no cable*. As in this dictionary definition of cable: cable television: television that is transmitted over cable directly to the receiver (and no satellite or antenna either!)
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well I just checked and cbsnews.com seems to stream clips from the sunday morning show without any sort of international IP blocking, so fingers crossed they post this story!
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Re: My day talking board games with Mo Rocca for CBS
JohnnyDollar wrote:
Leezer wrote:
JohnnyDollar wrote:
rahdo wrote:
Hmm, anyone know how we can see this overseas?


Or those of us Americans without cable? ninja

I checked out the website, looks like they have some videos but not sure if all the stories are put on streaming video access or not.

http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/sunday/main3445.shtml

It's on CBS, not cable.


No, I'm talking literally, physically, *no cable*. As in this dictionary definition of cable: cable television: television that is transmitted over cable directly to the receiver (and no satellite or antenna either!)

All you need is an antenna and a converter box.
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Gotta say I'm disappointed in their choice of interviewer. Imho, Mo Rocca is the most annoying man on TV. I simply cannot stand listening to him. To each their own of course.
 
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I thought it was a pretty good piece. If anyone was wondering Beth Heile the Chicago school teacher is
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It was a good piece. I was all set to groan when they launched the piece with a lot of costumed roleplayers, and I think Mo was pretty annoying during BezzerWizzer, but I think it hit on a lot of really good elements. I liked your piece, Scott. I was really happy with Beth's part, succinctly hitting on why board games are important for everyone. Great job Beth!
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The video isn't on the CBS website yet?
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I also thought this was a good segment and a reasonably balanced overview of our hobby. Great job Scott!
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Here's the link to the segment on CBS' website:

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7361550n
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I think it was a good piece as well. Having never seen Mo Rocca (or anything really on CBS) I have no frame of reference, but he seemed to be fair in his reporting.

Scott and Katherine both did an excellent job in talking/explaining about board games.

And now I want to get a copy of Piece o' Cake. Curse me and my need constantly expand my collection! *shakes fist in air*

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I liked it. Thanks for posting the link.

I think Mo is pretty funny. I liked him on The Daily Show and Wait Wait Don't Tell me. I thought the whole thing was informative and entertaining and his attitude during the trivia game was part of his persona and was also used to make a point at the end.

Great job, Scott!
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Yeah, I think they did a great job. Mo wasn't sarcastic or rude at all. The segment did a good job presenting board game eye candy, as well as emphasizing the social elements of boardgaming. They introduced Scott as a *professor*. They summarized Eurogames in a few short sentences. The interview with Beth mentions her elementary school teaching of social skills through games. And Mo made fun of his almost-good sport behavior.

Plus better advertising than any magazine ad would give!
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Cool stuff Scott. Thank you for representing our community in such a positive upbeat way. I'm sure it was a neat experience.

On another note I really appreciate the reviews and videos you do. I am really thankful that you do them not only because I enjoy them but your videos are a great way to teach my wife games that I want to play with her.

Keep up the great work!
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I love his reaction when you say you don't like Monopoly.
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I was so sure you were going to say Monopoly (I agree by the way)... I think I've watched too many of you episodes!
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Monopoly was the right answer, of course, but for a moment, I thought you'd say. "All [or most] of them."
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I think Crokinole would have been a better choice than PitchCar.
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Quarashi wrote:
I think Crokinole would have been a better choice than PitchCar.

This may be the only time I ever say that PitchCar is a less expensive (and lighter) option for a game. I find it hard to believe that people used to paying $20 or less for a game would be willing to shell out even $150 for an inexpensive board.

Aside from that though, I agree that Crokinole would likely attract more people. It's certainly easier to set up and start playing.
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FrozenHoHos wrote:
Quarashi wrote:
I think Crokinole would have been a better choice than PitchCar.

This may be the only time I ever say that PitchCar is a less expensive (and lighter) option for a game. I find it hard to believe that people used to paying $20 or less for a game would be willing to shell out even $150 for an inexpensive board.

Aside from that though, I agree that Crokinole would likely attract more people. It's certainly easier to set up and start playing.


Pitch car is fun, but a chore to set up. Crokinole is well worth the money considering the years of play you can get out of one decent board.

If I need a pitch car fix, I'll play Disc Drivin'. Good fun with no annoying setup.
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FrozenHoHos wrote:
Quarashi wrote:
I think Crokinole would have been a better choice than PitchCar.

This may be the only time I ever say that PitchCar is a less expensive (and lighter) option for a game. I find it hard to believe that people used to paying $20 or less for a game would be willing to shell out even $150 for an inexpensive board.

Aside from that though, I agree that Crokinole would likely attract more people. It's certainly easier to set up and start playing.


Well Scott mentioned that everyone had to be sitting to play for the camera. Too bad he didn't know that up front. Pitchcar would be terrible if you had to sit the entire time to play but it's not a problem for Crok.
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The thing is, they did have shots of people playing Crok.
I don't remember any shots of people playing Pitchcar.
(although you could always argue if Scott had brought Crok they would've had even more shots of it!)
 
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I just watched it.
Good job, Scott. I think the piece worked very well.
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JohnnyDollar wrote:
The thing is, they did have shots of people playing Crok.
I don't remember any shots of people playing Pitchcar.
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They didn't use any shots of the game playing we did in Syracuse. I felt bad for the volunteers who took the time to spend the day on the set and didn't get in the show.
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