Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the “Peabody Awards”:http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/awards_accolades/from_snl_and_youtube_to_cbs_and_cnn_peabody_awards_handed_out_to_36_116794.asp. I was unable to bring my personal photographer “Bernardo”:http://blog.nola.com/jamesgill/2008/08/nagin_takes_the_prize_but_for.html so there are only a few photos of the actual event.

But first of all I am wondering how this major media event let the facts slip by and published my name as Monica.

My name is not Monica

In order to catch up with the hype I am now ADDING the name Monica as my new spy name.

Monica Gadbois
Amateur Investigator.

“Lee Zurik”:http://www.wwltv.com/topstories/stories/wwltv051809bhleeaccept.16f01d41.html presented a tightly crafted and well thought out speech, we had been told that they cut the mic after 45 seconds but that was proven to be false or empirical evidence suggests that, for when “Jeanne-Claude and Christo”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christo took the stage another one in their troop commandeered the mic for what seemed like an hour until Jeanne-Claude gave him a smack.

Here is what I know with my view from the stage..Wolf Blitzer was on his Blackberry the whole time and I am pretty sure he was playing brick breaker. Ari Velchi was sitting behind us and he did not screech at any point in time. “Gwenn Ifill”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwen_Ifill grabbed my hand when I walked by her and congratulated me, I am pretty sure she recognized that I was wearing new shoes and wanted to let me know she was proud of me for not keeling over.


All in all it was really fun but I am putting New York on notice DO NOT think you can serve us cold over cooked chicken and we will not notice.

Karen Gadbois

Karen Gadbois co-founded The Lens. She now covers New Orleans government issues and writes about land use. With television reporter Lee Zurik she exposed widespread misuse of city recovery funds and led...