November 7, 2015
You're reading the very first post in a new blog series we're calling "Studio TPC." TPC's Chapel Hill studio space has been hopping with activity, and we want to share some of our members' stories. The shows they create do all the walking, of course, but we figured we'd take a moment to let the producers do some behind-the-scenes talking as well.
Erica Noel is one of TPC's newest members, but she's hitting the ground running with a studio show she's calling "Life Talk with Erica." Together with her friend and colleague Brenda Reid, who's taken up the task of learning all the requisite technical ins and outs, Erica shot her first two episodes in TPC's studio on November 7. The two will work together over the next few weeks to edit two cameras' worth of footage into a cohesive 30-minute talk show format.
"The show is all about guests who are sharing amazing stories of faith and success," says Erica. "It's about how they have overcome their struggles, their trials, and their hardships." The show's first guest, Wendell Zielger, will share his life's narrative of moving from drug dealer to cancer survivor to entrepreneur. "He's a walking miracle," says Erica.
Erica says it's long been a goal of hers to host a talk show. "Back in the day when Ricki Lake was on, I was a little girl and I used to pretend I was a talk show host. I would take my hairspray bottle and get in front of the mirror and pretend I was interviewing somebody." Replace the mirror with a couple of Panasonic cameras and the hairspray bottle with a lavalier microphone, and you arrive at "Life Talk with Erica." "I'm just thankful," Erica says, "for the resources that are available to us, and the assistance that we get as producers from the staff."
"Life Talk with Erica" will begin airing on TPC-Chapel Hill every Tuesday at 8:30pm starting in January.