It’s always a special occasion when television stations send a reporter to cover the Life-Changing Products Booth. The exhibit is set up so that show-goers, and reporters, can test-ride most of the products in the booth. Viewers can get a better sense of how the exhibit operates, as opposed to when the curator takes a few products into the situation.
At the 43rd Annual Lexington Home and Garden Show in early April, Meteorologist Jacie Brianne of WTVQ, an ABC affiliate, spent the better part of a morning show in the booth. Jacie filmed three reports — sandwiched in between live weather updates — that aired live on Friday morning before the show began. The publicity helped draw big crowds to the exhibit, located in the Rupp Arena where the University of Kentucky plays basketball.
The first report dealt with a home-robot invasion. Jibo told a joke and danced for the audience. The second piece included a live demonstration of the June oven, which uses artificial intelligence to see what’s inside and cook it perfectly each time, and a look at Levi’s new Jacquard, with Google fiber woven into the sleeve.
In the final segment, viewers of Good Day Kentucky got a look at a Husqvarna’s autonomous lawn mower, The Frame TV by Samsung that doubles as a digital art wall, and a virtual reality display featuring new homes rendered by Builder Homesite.
This was just one of four television appearances during the well-attended show, put on by Show Technology Productions. This curator also appeared on a WKYT’s morning show on Thursday before the show began, WLEX Live with Lee and Haley, and a WTVQ lunch-time show.