Media Appearance

Submitted by Rich Toscano on July 20, 2007 - 4:33pm

I will be appearing on KPBS' Full Focus on Monday the 23rd at 6:30 PM and 11:00 PM. The segments are usually posted on the Full Focus website as well.

The topic this time is "an update on the real estate market" -- that's all I know for now!

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Submitted by tc on July 23, 2007 - 6:52pm.

Thanks Rich.

Submitted by barnaby33 on July 23, 2007 - 7:49pm.

You look so cute on the radio!

Submitted by greekfire on July 24, 2007 - 12:03am.

I just got done watching the replay of your appearance on KPBS. I thought you did a fine job overall. You and the interviewer (I didn't catch her name) did a good job working off each other's responses. The broad questions she asked of you, such as "why have San Diego County foreclosures tripled in the past year?", beg for a much longer time to answer than that which is allowed in a 5-10 minute interview. I guess that is to be expected in our sound byte society. Your body language was excellent. You looked relaxed and confident and I digged the dark-rimmed spectacles.

As strange as this may sound, I think you might do even better with an interviewer that plays the devil's advocate role a bit more. Or have you paired up again with an industry adversary like the time you were interviewed with that RE hack a while back. I think that the heated discussion format actually plays into your hands because you have a more calm, counter-punching, hit-em-with-facts type of approach. Then again, this could be the wine talking. :-)

Submitted by jeeman on July 24, 2007 - 11:05am.


That was a great interview. KPBS should really devote 20-30 minutes to this, and not the 5 minutes that they gave you. But the viewership (the elderly) generally already owns their primary residence. But overall, it was great!


Submitted by PerryChase on July 24, 2007 - 1:50pm.

Rich, you're too modest. Be more forceful and a better advocate for your position.

About real estate in San Diego, "I'll like to think so, but some disagree" is way too modest!? What about an assured "I certainly do because I spend a lot of time studying this issue" ?

Submitted by CAwireman on July 24, 2007 - 4:01pm.

Rich, you did a fine job.

I wouldn't suggest changing a thing.

It was great for my wife to watch the telecast. It helps my
case that we should continue to wait on the sidelines.


Submitted by drunkle on July 24, 2007 - 4:44pm.

oh god, gloria penner is the worst. her and her round table talked up the "housing shortage" to no end way back when. she's a lap dog for the ut editorial staff, the conservative shmucks who run city hall, the padres and chargers team owners...

for being on kpbs, she is a freaking moron.

Submitted by bubble_contagion on July 24, 2007 - 10:08pm.

I agree that he could have been more assertive, mainly because he can back up all his comments with data. In any case he did a much better job than in previous TV appearances. I wouldn’t have mentioned Alt-A even though it is a hot topic on the blogs. Last year few people new about sub-prime, in a few months maybe everybody will know about Alt-A but we are not there yet.

Submitted by ocrenter on July 24, 2007 - 11:22pm.

just watched the video, thought rich did a fine job. I don't think he would have wanted to be too aggressive and be seen like a bully. as for data, 5 minute segments are not the place to be pulling in data left and right.

Submitted by Ricechex on July 25, 2007 - 12:10am.

Great job Rich!

However, the interviewer wasn't exactly the sharpest tool in the shed. As one poster mentioned, she is pretty weak for KPBS.

But the interview was good. I like your style.

Submitted by pmretep on July 25, 2007 - 4:29pm.

I heartily agree about Gloria Penner being a dim bulb. But what is kind of significant about her demeanor and the statements she made in the interview is that she seems only now to even have a glimmer of awareness about the magnitude of the housing problem. Yet, Gloria Penner is somewhat prominent on the San Diego scene. Would that mean that a lot of other supposed civic leaders are only now beginning to have an appreciation for how bad things are and how bad things are going to get?

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