Posted by debito on September 5th, 2009
Hi Blog. We’ve been talking about the media quite a bit lately. Now let’s read an interview with someone on the other side, who is, according to the Japanese media polls, one of the, if not the, most trusted and popular commentators in Japanese TV. Dave Spector. Yes, Dave Spector, who incidentally has been a very kind supporter of Debito.org. Excerpt from JT article follows. Arudou Debito in Osaka
The Japan Times, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009
Spontaneous Japanese TV keeps Dave Spector on his toes
By EDAN CORKILL By Staff writer
Michael Jackson’s death meant a lot of different things to a lot of different people. For Japanese television celebrity Dave Spector, it meant being woken on the morning of June 26 at 6 a.m. and spending most of the next two weeks either studying or commenting on the performer for the benefit of Japanese television audiences.
“The extent of the interest has surprised me,” the 55-year-old Chicago-native said late last month. “But, you know, there are so many angles to the story, so many unanswered questions.”
And, as has become the norm whenever major news breaks in the English-speaking world, Spector has been busy appearing on dozens of programs, helping the Japanese viewers make sense of it all.
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Dave Spector’s media ranking this year: (pdf file, click to download)