KCAL9 in the Los Angeles metro area does an afternoon news show and a few years back I was interviewed on it by Sandra Mitchell. Recently, I came across the video of it that was posted on YouTube by a friend from high school, John Escobar. It aired back in 2014 not long after my book, Lee Marvin Point Blank came out.

Opening image from my local news interview.

It seems so strange viewing it all these years later as I weighed so MUCH more then. Sitting it front of a computer screen will do that to you, I guess. Luckily, that is no longer the case, not as much anyway. More to the point I am more physically active and have shed ALL that extra bulk.
Anyway, it was one of the first on-air interviews I did to promote the book and I was surprised to see how little stuttered considering how nervous I was. Sandra Mitchell was a sweetheart and very easy to talk to so that may have had a lot to do with it.
I do remember what a weird experience it was in how it was done. I expected to see a full crew in the studio for the live shot. However, what I encountered when I got to the KCAL9 studio was simply Sandra and several robotic camera cranes. No crew at all to speak of which gave the whole experience a sort of Isaac Asimov effect.

Screen grab of myself and Sandra Mitchell.

It was setup by the p.r. firm my publisher contracted so I was accompanied by the publicist’s partner, Laurel Lambert, and my girlfriend Barbara. Good thing, too, as I had no idea what to expect. So without further ado, from December 24th, 2014, I give you me and Sandra. Thanks again, John!

– Dwayne Epstein

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