HoustonPBS serves to empower, engage and enrich the lives of the people of Southeast Texas. To that end, HoustonPBS provides a varied schedule made up of national Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) programming; award winning locally produced programming; college courses; and select acquired programs. Beyond broadcast, our facility is also a site for town hall meetings, national videoconference broadcasts, and a variety of innovative community educational and outreach programs.
On Wednesday night, Tried & True: Live! was the featured program in the Pledge Drive at HoustonPBS. And, just to make the evening more successful, Clay Aiken was in the studio to chat with the host and put a personal touch to the broadcast.
The studio was filled with volunteers that helped the station by answering phones and taking pledges. Most of the volunteers were fans of Clay Aiken. It was wonderful to read their reports of the exciting evening.
Another fan reported that Clay joked and teased with the PBS staff, including the volunteers. He seemed relaxed and by his actions, seemed to be enjoying himself. One fan said that there is no doubt that Clay appreciates his fans.
Clay mentioned at the beginning of the evening that his back was bothering him and it was more comfortable to stand than sit on the high stools. At one point in the evening, he ended up lying on his back on the floor between the pledge breaks. However, everyone said he was up and completely “on” during the pledge breaks.
At the end of the evening, Clay signed CD covers and took many pictures with the staff and volunteers. One of the staff said she would send the pictures to the volunteers.
According to the staff, the pledge evening was very successful. The station seemed pleased with the entire event. There were 15 Meet and Greets available and they were sold out immediately.
Congratulations to PBSHouston and Clay Aiken. It sounds like it was a winning event for everyone.