In an online Denver Post op-ed, I urged reporters to seek out and interview hiding politicians. I gave some recent examples, like Rep. Mike Coffman hiding from reporters after he said he isn't sure Obama is an American. On Twitter, former CU regent Tom Lucero, a Republican, told me I left out instances of Democrats hiding from reporters.
Local TV public affairs shows are usually shot deep inside TV stations, where the light of day and the reality of everyday life can be hard to find. Fox 31 Denver's Eli Stokols has dispensed of this problem by staging his new public affairs TV program at The Source, which is a collection of restaurants and food markets with a fresh and local thread.