A show on Maryland Public Television called Inside Maryland did a story on Tori which originally aired on November 15, 1996. The reporter/producer for this slightly less than 5 minute feature was Scott Hileman. Richard Handal posted the following information about this program to the various Tori mailing lists.
On ToriNews back on January 9, Johnson Liu asked if anyone knew about a show on the six-station consortium in the state of Maryland known as Maryland Public Television, which had aired a story on Tori. I had not heard about this before, but I dig some digging, and came up with some information about it.
In fact, I've been in touch with the reporter/producer of this story, (who is also a Tori fan, BTW), and he told me it was going to be reaired on March 25. This story is just under five minutes long, and includes some atypical interview segments, as well as some clips of Tori and Caton playing Pretty Good Year. I believe that was taped on the afternoon of last September 30 in Baltimore, the interview segments having been recorded the day before.
This originally aired on November 15, 1996 as part of episode #230 of Inside Maryland, which is sort of a local news and features program airing through part of the year. They have since been using the Tori story as interstitial programming--filler shown to round out oddly timed shows to the top of the next hour--and just a few weeks ago I even saw it just before 4:00 a.m. when it was shown in the middle of late night educational programming.
Lynn had posted about this show to the Torinews mailing lists and shares these quotes from the interview:
"Thing's are kind of looking up in my life. There's this thought, this thought form out there, I think, that keeps artists...stuck...in pain 'cause you are so afraid that you won't have anything to say if you experience joy, and I think so few have experienced joy, how do we know if we're gonna be any good artists 'cause I don't know any artists that have experienced any joy."
"It's real different when you're sitting alone with your piano and when you're getting offered a seventeen-foot cigar. [Tori's making a really cute face here.] I mean, I don't smoke cigars but still, a seventeen-foot cigar is kinda cute. So you know you have those moments of...um, I have to keep asking myself what is my reason for making music and, and am I being true to that no matter what."
Here are some photos from the show captured from a video sent to me by Richard Handal. The man pictured below is the reporter/producer of the story, Scott Hileman:
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