MoJo on PBS’s Need to Know

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Herewith, footage from the trip a PBS producer and I took to Grand Isle earlier this week. Additionally, since the segment, which first aired on Need to Know on Friday, didn’t contain one of my favorite scenes caught on film, allow me to re-create it here:

PBS producer: “Can you crouch down closer to that oil?”

Me: “Sure.” [Pants rip all the way from crotch to back pocket.]

PBS producer, behind me with camera rolling as we leave beautiful sandy sunset beach: “This is no good. It looks like a J. Crew ad.”

Me: “Really?”

PBS producer: “Yeah. Except your ass is hanging out.”

Anyway. Enjoy! 

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