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Thread started 04/02/22 6:44am

OnlyNDaUsa

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News Footage of interview with11 year old Prince WCCO CBS

https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2022/04/03/prince-rare-footage-1970/

https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/

WCCO CBS and on twitter there are promos for a story to air after the Grammys Sunday

of a young Prince being interviewed.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1510035897747742725



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Reply #1 posted 04/02/22 8:21am

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Reply #2 posted 04/02/22 11:05am

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SHUT THE F

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we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #3 posted 04/02/22 11:05am

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ront door!

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Reply #4 posted 04/02/22 12:17pm

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That person in the image could very well be Prince. I hope they have the raw footage. This will be a huge find.
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Reply #5 posted 04/02/22 12:20pm

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Oh and if this is for real it will be made available... I just hope it is the full footage and not just an edited clip. And it may have never even been shown. Seems if he had been on TV someone he knew would have known and remembered.
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Reply #6 posted 04/02/22 4:09pm

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I read too quickly on my smartphone. I first read " New footage of 10 years zgo", so I clicked on the topic, see the little picture of Prince, and thought it was Prince ten years ago. So I didn't understand what was the fuss about it.

Then I made the picture bigger, and realized what was it all about.
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I m 100% sure this is him on the picture. In fact, he never changed a lot in 50 years! He is easily recognisable.
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Reply #7 posted 04/02/22 5:52pm

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If this is Prince, it would have been found fortuitously.

There's a teacher's strike in MPLS now and the footage to be shown on WCCO would be from April 1970. Prince would have been 11 and interviewed about the strike -- and the TV station might have dug up the footage to show what the last strike was liike.

I agree. The little guy in the photo looks just like Prince. We shall see. If there's sound, we may hear his childish voice?

Here's one story about it. There may be even more photos of students online.
Time to start digging through photos from the April 1970 teachers strike in MPLS, folks.

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2022/03/17/mpls-teachers-strike-of-1970-changed-education-across-the-state

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Reply #8 posted 04/02/22 6:06pm

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I'm finding video retrospectives (WCCO!) of the 1970 strike.

I don't see a student interviewed here but there could be a fleeting student glimpse?
I see "Edison" (P's school) on a sign: TAKE A LOOK; I HAVE "OLD EYES".
https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/video/6207990-how-1970s-teacher-strike-changed-minneapolis/




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Reply #9 posted 04/02/22 6:12pm

laytonian

Even a book was written about the 1970 strike. Photos would be interesting.
https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/strike


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Reply #10 posted 04/02/22 8:11pm

laytonian

Looks like WCCO has confirmed it.
https://mobile.twitter.co...uykftkxrQw
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Reply #11 posted 04/02/22 8:49pm

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Omg this is brilliant. Can’t wait to see the footage.
We are the flowers growin' in God's garden
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Reply #12 posted 04/03/22 4:38am

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Wow, what a find!

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Reply #13 posted 04/03/22 4:53am

SuzyHomemaker

I can't wait to see this! What a precious find!

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Reply #14 posted 04/03/22 8:31am

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I believe someone was going over the footage and recognaized our little sweet dollface smile heart

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Reply #15 posted 04/03/22 4:18pm

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This could have easily been the kind of situation where an editor just thought "Oh neat" and assumed it was already circulating.

The amount of uncatalogued archival material is shocking, and few projects really have the time or funds to look at unseen footage, if there's even access to it. A lot of tv stations kept acrhives in old sheds, and basements.

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Reply #16 posted 04/03/22 4:46pm

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lavendardrummachine said:

This could have easily been the kind of situation where an editor just thought "Oh neat" and assumed it was already circulating.

The amount of uncatalogued archival material is shocking, and few projects really have the time or funds to look at unseen footage, if there's even access to it. A lot of tv stations kept acrhives in old sheds, and basements.


In the case of Prince, you are correct. This is such a random thing and obviously, they're not going to go through all of their archives.

Previously, we saw the snippet of Grand Central performing at the demolition of the older YWCA building -- and now this.

I believe there are special people in the world who the camera is attracted to. Of all the students they could have interviewed, they picked this one beautiful 11-year-old. It'd be interesting to know why.

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Reply #17 posted 04/03/22 6:52pm

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This is more interesting than the Grammys lol
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Reply #18 posted 04/03/22 8:25pm

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donnadiavolo said:

This is more interesting than the Grammys lol


.....and they are NEVER going to end while we wait for WCCO's late news to come on.

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Reply #19 posted 04/03/22 8:56pm

laytonian

It's definitely PRINCE -- and there's a short interview.
I didn't know how to save the video and I was too busy watching.
OMG what a treasure.

That Prince documentary will have to be rewritten to include this.

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Reply #20 posted 04/03/22 8:57pm

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That was so cool... His eyes and teeth and cheeks...and that voice...and the way he said "huh" ...
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Reply #21 posted 04/03/22 9:19pm

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Reply #22 posted 04/03/22 9:22pm

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Reply #23 posted 04/03/22 9:44pm

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laytonian said:

Here he is https://minnesota.cbsloca...tage-1970/


There is the regular report, then there's a behind the scenes sorta thing within the article, another video, where the reporter and camera guy (?) sit down to talk about the process of it all.

I'm utteraly speechless watching this. Just blown away.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #24 posted 04/03/22 10:29pm

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Was anybody else expecting him to sound different? lol
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Reply #25 posted 04/03/22 10:50pm

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donnadiavolo said:

Was anybody else expecting him to sound different? lol


Not at ten years old.

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Reply #26 posted 04/04/22 12:22am

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This is such a cool find and to think we may never have seen it if it wasn't for this recent strike.
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Reply #27 posted 04/04/22 1:01am

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Well, that’s just reduced a 48 year old man to tears.
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Reply #28 posted 04/04/22 1:54am

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Amazing!

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Reply #29 posted 04/04/22 2:20am

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Chills. Not crying, but definitely a lump in the throat!

Has that report been read widely already? Is it authoritative?

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