5th-Grader Hopes For Interview With Obama

PAHOKEE, Fla. (AP) - Damon Weaver may be small, but he has big
dreams.

The 10-year-old fifth-grader reads announcements each morning at
his school, Kathryn E. Cunningham/Canal Point Elementary in
Pahokee, and is the lead broadcaster for their in-house TV station.

Weaver became an Internet sensation in September when he landed
an interview with Vice President-elect Joe Biden during the senator's visit to Palm Beach County. Closing the bit, Weaver quipped: "Senator Biden is now my homeboy."

He now has his sights set on an even bigger prize - an interview
with President-elect Barack Obama.

Even after being denied media credentials to Obama's inauguration Tuesday, Weaver didn't give up hope.

With about $8,000 in donations, Weaver and his teacher, Brian Zimmerman, KEC TV's news director, are headed to Washington on Sunday to catch the inauguration.

U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, a Democrat from Miramar, has agreed to
give Weaver three tickets for the ceremony.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WTVY-TV 285 N Foster Street Dothan, AL 36303 334-792-3195
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 37768524 - wtvy.com/a?a=37768524