I think it is supposed to be 15 minutes of fame, according to Andy Warhol, but you take what you can get, right?
A couple of months ago I was contacted by a producer for the History Channel show called Modern Marvels. They were doing a piece on the Segway (a cousin of the iBot wheelchair that I own) and wanted to license some of my iBot footage.
Of course I agreed. Any publicity for the iBot is welcome. I'm working with a group of people to try and save the iBot from extinction (click here). I made my case with the producer that the iBot technology and the iBot story were much more compelling than the Segway technology or the Segway story. I didn't get anywhere though.
So the piece recently went live. Click here to view it. The Segway story (which is good, just not as good as the iBot story would have been), begins at time 11:35. My brief appearance (if you look quickly you’ll see Kim too) begins around 14:20.
So it was cool to be on the History Channel, but I want more. I want the iBot technology and the iBot human interest story to be told on Nightline, or 60 Minutes, or made into a full length documentary. The world needs to hear the story of how disabled people were given an incredible gift, only to have it unceremoniously ripped away from them.
Who do I call? How do we get this story told?