Local gardeners will recognize that David and I are sitting in the seats normally occupied by the host of the show, Tom Spencer, Soul of the Garden and the guest of the day.
Here is a wider shot of the studio. The table at the front left is where John Dromgoole and Trisha Shirey stand.
I listened intently as she told me all about the gardening program and how it has helped hundreds of Texas gardener's on the way to healthier, organic landscapes with plants that prefer the challenging climate and soils of the Austin area.
Then it was Tom's turn. I questioned him on this succulent plant that seemed to survive the rigors of growing in the windowless studio!!!
The studio on the opposite side of the hallway is where they shoot Austin City Limits. This was to be the venue for the evening's program.
Unfortunately the set was not lit, and being no expert with the camera my photograph is not the best. You can barely make out the capital building on the right; the UT tower to the left.
There were presentations and film clips by Evan Smith the editor, and Lynn Boswell, the producer of Texas Monthly Talks. Chet Garner introduced a new program which aired for the first time in early October. Called Daytrippers it is all about places to visit within a short drive of Austin. Then Linda and Tom took the stage to talk about their program, Central Texas Gardener. Thank you KLRU for the opportunity to visit the set and learn more about the local programming.