It's All Happening at the Zoo

7:44 AM, Mar 31, 2011   |    comments
  • A jackal meets a diverse lizard.
  • Turtle blues without Janis Joplin.
  • Smiles at the Capitol are in short supply until Zoo Day.
  • Jackals meet a black dog without Led Zeppelin.
  • Who will prevail in the budget battle?
  • Reaching across the aisle.
  • Mingo meets a wireless microphone.
  • Lawmakers hedge their bets.
  • Not all of the visitors were warm and fuzzy.
  • This animal is glad to not be part of a coat.
  • Mingo medal not heavy metal.
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ST. PAUL, Minn--At the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul, the political animals are pacing the halls and legislative chambers. Budget deficit birds of prey are perched in the trees overlooking the fields where the donkeys and elephants have been planting the seeds of legislation.

Meanwhile, the people wait for the crops to grow so they can participate in harvesting the bounty which may not be as large as they anticipated, or perhaps their baskets will not be filled at all. These are uncertain times and there are few smiles on the faces of those who journey to the domed building that Cass Gilbert designed so long ago.

In this politically charged atmosphere, one day was made especially memorable because of some visitors who stopped by for a short stay at the People's house.

The copy above is what we call in the broadcast business, a tease or a promo.

It's supposed to spark your interest in the main presentation.

A soon to be released Hartbeat will detail a day in the life of a multi-platform journalist (a.k.a. media jackal) and the fur heads, feather heads, scale heads, a black dog and some other animals encountered in the Capitol complex.

For now, every picture tells a story, don't it? 

The Hartbeat goes on...

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