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A Reporter's Busy Campaign Schedule
By Abby Ferguson, 10
Scholastic Student Reporter


Abby Ferguson and Joe Lieberman. Click on the picture to read more about Abby. (Photo by Roger Brooks)
My name is Abby Ferguson, and I am the sound technician for the news team for the Beaver Meadow School Scholastic News Kids Press Corps in Concord, New Hampshire. I spent one morning on the campaign trail and I can't believe anyone would be able to do this all of the time.

On the day of my reporter assignment, I had to be at school, and be in the principal's office very early. I changed into my Scholastic News shirt, which is red and has a Scholastic News patch on the front. We left right away for our first assignment of the day: covering Senator Joseph Lieberman greeting voters at a local bagel shop.

When we got to the Bagel Works on Main Street in Concord, we met Suzanne Freeman of Scholastic News Online, and she gave us our press passes. Then we waited for Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut to arrive. He is one of the seven Democrats running for President.

Senator Lieberman arrived on a big bus. He had a ton of reporters crowded around him. They were all talking to him at the same time. I started to feel very crowded, and squished. I was trying to do my job, but all the people kept getting in my way.

Finally I got my equipment set up, and the kid reporters started asking questions.

And then the cameras turned on me! I was interviewed for Channel 9 WMUR-ABC, a local channel in Concord. I wouldn't want to do that every day. It was hard to answer their questions.

After that I got the chance to interview Mrs. Lieberman. I asked her how long she had been married. She said almost 21 years. She said she thought her husband would be the best choice for President.

Then we went to Jefferson Pilot, a financial and insurance company, to see Senator Lieberman at a town hall meeting with Jefferson Pilot employees.

It was a long day, but a fun day. I'm glad I don't have to do it again tomorrow.