Last year, I was bilingually interviewed
for Planeta Brasil
, a TV Globo production that airs worldwide, but mostly in Brazil and Latin America.
Funny thing is, this was the second time I've been interviewed for TV Globo. First time was at Black Betty
when some Brazilian journalists were doing a story on Brooklyn nightlife, both Brazilophilic and not. In that extremely brief interview, I was asked how I had come to learn to samba so well (by watching and imitating) and speak a bit of Portuguese (by singing along to the music and being curious to understand it).
This time around the interview went much longer and further in depth, and included me showing off this very blog
to the interviewer, along with singing along (at their request) with a favorite Caetano
song, albeit slightly offkey.
But while I was lucky enough to get my hands on a tape of that first, brief interview, and also had the random luck of friends catching it on TV in Brazil and Nicaragua, this time around, I've had no such luck.
Planeta Brasil couldn't provide me with a videotape, and no one ever came out of the woodwork to say that they had seen it when it aired. Rather strange, considering that this time around the interview would have been long enough to have offered my name on screen and possibly even the address of my blog.
But perhaps you did see it, if you live in Brazil and are reading this now, or if you live in the States but pay for satellite TV that includes TV Globo so you can watch your telenovelas
. If you did see it, let me know how I did...