For those who haven't seen Noel Sheppard outside his natural habitat on the Internet, we have pulled up some videos so you can see his zest in action.
This is exactly as I remember him from our many phone conversations, always a little amazed (and yet entertained) by the media circus.
Noel on Glenn Beck's CNN-HLN show on March 11, 2008 discussing a ThinkProgress smear of Beck:
Shortly after that, on the same program, Noel discussed one of his regular beats on the bias watch, global warming (sorry, I'm weekend scrambling....in this YouTube video, he comes in at 6:58):
On April 6, 2009, Noel appeared on Beck's Fox News show (apologies for the off-kilter video...Brent Baker will want to recut!)
And from the summer of 2012, Noel's appearance with CNN anchor Don Lemon after the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare:
This one's hilarious when Lemon insists that he hadn't heard anyone call John Roberts a hero for upholding Obamacare. Time had already posted online its cover story and tribute to Roberts where he was compared to Beethoven, Willie Mays, and King Solomon. As Noel replied, "we've gotten to broaden your horizons, Don!"
Finally, Noel loved going to the Republican convention and interviewing people. Getting Geraldo Rivera had to be one of his favorites. Here are two American originals, face to face! Geraldo was in cheery Fox News form, and gripped Noel's shoulder like a politician:
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