Sunday, December 5, 2010

Feature on 78-Year-Old Butcher Dennis Dixon

This semester has been much busier than expected. I find myself gravitating toward the newsroom almost every day. I chose to do twelve news stories for my broadcast capstone class, which has occupied most of my time, to say the least. I truly LOVE my major and am so thankful for the many people that have come into my life because of it. Each story is a little adventure. And once the story is edited I have a video journal of what I did that day. One of the many perks of broadcast journalism is the wide variety of people we meet while doing a story.

One Tuesday afternoon, I drove to Payson, UT and spent a couple hours with this guy, 78-year-old Dennis Dixon. He attended Stanford University on scholarship, served a mission in East Germany, and graduated from BYU in economics and political science. He then went back to his hometown to work at his father's butcher shop. He is one of the sweetest men I have ever met. He reminded me what's important in life. While conducting the interview I started to tear up. He's such a dear.

Take a look. See for yourself. You will fall in love too...don't let the red meat gross you out too much...look past it.

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5 comments

  1. Ky!! That is seriously adorable! He is so dang cute. And you are amazing...seriously remember me when you are famous one day :) Love you!

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  2. you are such a babe in this. (you are such a babe all the time...)
    this man is such a cutie and so strong! ;)

    xoxoxo
    e

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  3. Kylee!!you are so great at what you do! I loved the part with your trying to push the meat. hahahah!

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  4. This is such a fun feature. And truly, you did such a good job with it! You're so brave to have taken on the 12 stories, but what an opportunity (not to mention resume builder if you're turning out great stuff like this)!

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  5. Kylee, I love your blog and I LOVED this story! You did such a great job. Can't wait to see all the ways you wow the world. Love you.

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