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It is not every day that Trinity students find themselves on national television. But on Friday, February 23, nearly 30 students took part in a broadcast of the CBS Early Show at Chicago’s famous Navy Pier.

Eager students who accepted the Early Show’s invitation to be part of the gallery had to wake up much earlier than usual to make it to Navy Pier by 5:45 a.m.

“Even though it was early, the experience was well worth it,” said Laura Krygier ’10 of Lansing, Illinois. “At first I didn’t know what to expect, but when CBS weatherman Dave Price started doing the weather with me right behind him, it was pretty cool!”

Later, a crowd of more than 1,000 people joined Price and a local Bavarian accordion player for a rousing rendition of “Roll Out the Barrel,” a favorite sing-a-long at German restaurants in Chicago.

Troll with Dave PriceDuring a segment by meteorologist Ed Curran, Trinity students appeared on camera sporting Trinity t-shirts. In two other segments, the students appeared in the front row, proudly displaying a Trinity Christian College sign. The Troll, played by Collin Barnes ’10 of Soap Lake, Washington, roamed Navy Pier and was photographed with Price.

Although the taping made for an entertaining morning, the students were also able to observe the workings of a live television production. Lindy VanderLaan ’07 watched both the technical production and did some behavioral observation.

“It was an amazing opportunity to see a behind-the-scenes TV broadcast,” she said. “It was extremely interesting watching the people and how they reacted to being on television.

“Being able to represent Trinity at Navy Pier was a great experience; I hope the viewers could see what friendly students we have by our big smiles on national TV!”

Click here for a list Trinity students on the CBS Early Show.

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