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The Columbia Star SC N~ MARCH 27. 2009 -- 3 9 Contributed by Robert Galloway When South Caroli- na Director of Photogra- phy Lee Dashiell received a phone call from CBS's 60 Minutes a week ago, he was told to pack up his crane and HD camera and head 1-95 North to the nation's capitol. He soon found that he was stand- ing in one of the most powerful institutions in America, the United States Federal Reserve. Even more intriguing was preparing to filrn an inter- view with U. S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, the first inter- view by a sitting Fed chair- man in 20 years. Millions watched this past Sunday night's double segment with Bernanke who tried to shed some optimism on the current economic cri- sis. While the newspapers and bloggers have spent the week critiquing Bernanke's interview with CBS reporter, Scott Pelley, Dashiell is back at his home near Columbia answering emails from colleagues in the television business. "I've had friends compliment me on the crane moves during the interview, and some want- ing to know if I got the inside scoop on the econ- omy forecast," remarked Dashiell, owner of Osprey HD Production & Post, a television production company located in Mount Pleasant and Columbia. "I think that it's an honor to be in the group that 60 Minutes counts on for such an important piece. They had told me that they were impressed with work we did during the U.S. Airways crew interview with Katie Couric several weeks ago in Charlotte, N.C. and wanted me on the job for this rare interview." 60 Minutes utilized Osprey HD's CamMate camera crane to cover the massive board room inside the Federal Reserve, as well as the the exteriors and the walking interviews with Pelley and Bernanke. "When you're inside the Federal Reserve board room swinging around a 20'camera crane there's not a lot of room for error!" says Dashiell as he found his camera floating between a magnificent chandelier and the large oak boardroom table, the same one used for plan- ning sessions duringW0rld War II. "Being inside the Reserve preparing for this interview was very surreal. I realized how important and significant this piece was, not only for 60 Min- utes but for the country, and we are proud to be a part of it." Dashiell and his assistant, Greenville native, Eric Carlson, were not the only South Car- olinians in the room. Bernanke himself is from Dillon, South Carolina. "I came from Main Street, not Wall Street," Bernanke told correspondent Scott Pelley, while sitting on a bench in downtown Dil- Columbia native Lee DashieU films an interview with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke of Dillon, S.C. on 60 Minutes in the U.S. Federal Reserve. Ion, S.C., where Bernanke grew up and his father owned a drugstore. "This is my background." "when I met Chair- man Bernanke and learned more about his past and South Carolina roots, I was certainly proud to tell him we too were from the Palmetto State. I guess really the most important lesson I got out of the interview though was a feeling that there is a light at the end of the dark economic tun- nel." ! Ant rews Auto Service Inc. 2015 Harden Street (Calhoun @ Harden) 256-1516 * The Salvation Army serves an average of 54,228 meals per year, but the organization needs donations from the community to do the most good. Contributed by The Salvation Army While the City of Columbia's winter shelter will be closing at the end of March, the areas home- less population can depend on The Salvation Army to provide a hot Contributed by Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands Since 2001, the month of April has been nationally observedas Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate ~the community and individuals on how to prevent sexual vio- nutritious meal six days a week at the organization's 2025 Main Street location. On average, The Sal- vation Army serves 4,519 meals per month. That is 54,228 meals per year. "The Salvation Army of the Midlands staff takes~, great satisfaction in con- sistently providing nour- ishing meals to those in $100 "Where honesty and quality matter." General Repairs Brake Service Domestic ~. Foreign Cars Computer Diagnostics 30, 60, 90K Scheduled Maintenance need," said Major Richard I "1 " L. JoneS, area coordinator O1 and Falter Change - $38.74 at The Salvation Army in ! Free Multi-Point Maintenance Inspection includes Columbia. "But we need Belts, Hoses, Fuilds, Battery Connection, Tire Pressure the community's financial ($54 value) help so that we can con- Synthetic Oil Additional Cost tinue to do the most good." Donations to sup- port The Salvation Army's " meals for the homeless program may be mailed to P.O. Drawer 2786, Colum- bia, SC 29202. For more informa- tion regarding meals for the homeless or other Sal- vation Army programs, please contact Seth Taylor, public relations/volunteer Coordinator at 667-4943 or Seth.Taylor@uss.salva- Wear jeans to raise awareness April April is Sexual Assault Awareness Monfl lence. What: National Denim Day Why: In Italy in 1992, an 18 year old girl was forcefully raped by her 45 year old driving instructor. The assailant was arrested, convicted, and sentenced to jail. 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