Past Features

April 6, 2012

Stranger in a Strange Land
Giving a nod to Robert A. Heinlein - a favorite author of my youth

Glenn Spencer -- American Border Patrol -- April 6, 2014    
   A TV crew from British Broadcasting Company (BBC) will pay a visit to American Border Patrol this summer. In an email, the producer said, "The work you're doing is so unique, we would like to focus on the technological solutions you have developed to the border problem with Mexico."
    This will not be the first time a TV crew from Europe has visited American Border Patrol. We have hosted TV crews from Germany, France, Switzerland, Denmark, and Italy. In some cases it was their second visit. We have hosted TV crews from Japan as well -- twice.
    Our neighbor to the north, Canada, has sent TV crews twice -- in the last year alone.
    We have been visited by Al Jazeera English.
    In most cases I personally flew the TV crews for an aerial tour in our Cessna TU-206.
    So what about TV crews from the US? We have had local coverage in Tucson, but in the past eight years national coverage as been rare indeed.
    In 2006, a TV crew from CNN paid a visit. It was for the Paula Zahn Now show. They went back to their studios and proceeded to slander me. CNN did return in 2012 and I took the crew flying along the border.... Read More....