I’m doing a few, select media appearances to talk about this story. Because of my unique position with regards to Colton's saga, I’ve been asked by a multitude of media outlets to appear and comment. Now that the danger to Colton and anyone who might have gotten in his way is over, I will do a few select appearances. These are mainly with the regional press here in the Pacific Northwest because they have been following the story the longest and understand it the best.
Since so many of you are outside this market, I’ll post links to anything that is replayed on the web — so you can all hear me say “uh…” and “um…” a dozen times. You'll also see that I have some challenges talking about such a complex story within the tight time constraints of broadcast media... I'm not Mr. Soundbite and rarely do I get out an answer where I don't think to myself "Um, that was only half of my answer... I told you the bad part but didn't get to the good part." I'll have to get better at that.
The first of these appearances is in three parts, an interview I did from the Bahamas yesterday with Bob Rivers. Bob is another one with very close connection to this story: It was his plane that police believe was the very first of Colton’s illicit solo flights. Bob and I also have something very exciting planned that’s going to help me research one particular part of the book. More on that later. First here’s me with Bob Rivers along with Spike and Maura on 102.7 KZOK in Seattle.
Bob Friel on Bob Rivers Part 1
Bob Friel on Bob Rivers Part 2
Bob Friel on Bob Rivers Part 3