A little about me.
My long eclectic professional career has touched many bases from a TV executive news producer and reporter to a magazine publisher to a full time advertising, public relations and talent agency.
I am currently a newspaper columnist (8 years) with The Examiner newspaper of
Jackson County, Mo. as well as
a top rated public relations consultant (All experts.com 9 years).
I am a published author and poet. Click on
Since 9/11 I have become a public speaker as well. Click on Speaker for information.
As an entrainment reporter and editor I had the opportunity to interview many celebrities over the years.
I have boxes full of 16mm color film and photographs of such stars as: Bob Hope, Jack Lemmon, Anne Margaret, Phyllis Diller, and scores of others. Click on the Memories page. It will vouch for my authenticity.
If you are interested in purchasing any of my collectibles call me toll free at 1-800-778-1009 or Email me - Jerryplantz@msn.com
I was invited by KSHB TV 41 to appear at
KSHB TV 41 HERO SHOW
TRIBUTE TO MILITARY AND VETERANS
NOVEMBER 9, 2013, K.C., MO.
their seven hour long tribute to the military, veterans and the fallen Hero Show on stage of the Kansas City Power & Light District.
I had the honor of appearing twice. In the early afternoon I recited "I Held The Flag Today" the most published and publicized poem in the nation in 2001 and 2002.
Then in the evening I produced a U.S. Flag Folding ceremony with the aid of area Gold Star Mothers/Families, the color guard from the Gladstone, Mo. VFW and renowned bugler John Parcell. It concluded with my video poem "Please Play Taps For Me and the playing of taps.
The video poem was played in several events around the country. To see it, go to YouTube (now more than 2,200 hits) and type in Please Play Taps For Me. Let me know your response.