Saturday, July 28, 2012

Super CPR Saturday touches me!

Super CPR Saturday is my second story ever with El Segundo TV and I couldn’t ask for a better one.

CPR is such a common crisis prevention technique that many may not see just how useful it can be. Well, Chief Fire Marshal James Carver shows us all that CPR (and his son Brian Carver) had saved his life.

I am so touched by James Carver’s real-life account.  It was definitely one of the most heartfelt interviews that I’ve had as a journalist so far. Just hearing him tell his story almost brought tears to my eyes too. 

I am so fortunate to meet Carver and his son. They showed a different side to CPR and allowed me to bring that human element to my story.

James Carver reminds us all just how lucky we are to be living each day. In that fateful day, if it were not for that his son being able to perform CPR on him, he would not even be talking to us to now.  Seeing him successfully recover from such a traumatic life event brings a warm smile.  He went from loss of breath to hearty chuckle.  I wish James Carver and his son the best of luck.

With this segment, I am reminded that I can make a difference as a reporter.  I can tell these human-interest stories that I am so passionate about. This story inspires me to keep going.

You can watch it all HERE to learn more about CPR and hear James and Brian Carver’s touching story.

Until next time! Can’t wait to share my next experience with you all!

Yours truly,

Amy Lieu
El Segundo TV Reporter  

 See my story on the El Segundo TV blog

Trainee practices CPR on a dummy.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Arbor Day, My First Story at El Segundo TV!

Arbor Day 2012 put on by The Tree Musketeers was my very first story for El Segundo TV. I was so excited to cover this event. I didn’t quite know what to expect, but the kids blew me away.
The “Tree Musketeers,” merely in their teens, led the adults. They trained, facilitated and put together the entire event.  Adults were not even allowed to give interviews! During the interviews, every Tree Musketeer I spoke to was considerably eloquent. I soon found out that the non-profit organization enrolls the kids in public speaking training courses.  I felt as if I was speaking to adults! They both surprised and impressed me. In fact, they inspired me with their poise, maturity and passion.
At the end, I was very happy to join their special tree-planting ceremony. The tree-planting group held hands, gathered in a circle, and recited a promise to protect our Earth. I was right in the middle of the action!
It was a joy and honor to cover this meaningful event that both empowers the youth and helps our environment.
Past Mayor Eric Busch says it’s a feel-good event, and I couldn’t agree more.
You can watch my very first segment on our El Segundo TV YouTube Channel! Just click HERE.
Yours Truly,
Amy Lieu
El Segundo TV Reporter