Blue Star

Lost and Found
By: 
Scott Sullivan
I made clear in my star turn why I am not a broadcast journalist. But it was fun. Then the crew joined our sales manager Bill McIlwaine and office head Missy Wedekind for lunch at The Butler restaurant while I office-sat. So we’re all world TV stars now. Or at least in Germany when the show airs. Does reality get any truer to its name than that?

The Germans are coming! For us, the invasion by Endemolshine, a German TV production company, May 11 was welcome and expected.

Show host Marcus Pettersson emailed us last month asking permission to shoot a segment of the SAT1 documentary “Julia Leischik sucht: Bitte melde dich” at our global headquarters, not to be mistaken for the Trump Tower, on Blue Star Highway.

The show reunites long-lost family members all over the world. “In this case,” said Marcus, “Maria here in Germany has been searching for her sister Barbara for more than 60 years.

“Barbara was adopted by Neal A. Hess and Dorothy Hess in 1953,” he continued. “We have now reunited Maria and Barbara, and it was very emotional and wonderful as you can imagine.

“As part of the documentary, we try to show a ‘search’ (sucht in German) for the missing person and we would love to film a small part in your newspaper.

For full story, pick up a copy of the May 19 Commercial Record or subscribe to the e-edition.

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