Maddie and I arrived at the CBS lot in Studio City at 5:30am for the 6 a.m. picket…and we were the only ones there, if you don’t count the news crew from KABC. The newsbabe asked me if I wanted to be interviewed for her live report and I declined. I figured I could only get myself in trouble.
Other writers started showing up around 6 and picket signs were delivered at about 6:15. We walked for three hours straight, back-and-forth in fr0nt of the CBS studio gates. I chatted with a few folks for a bit, but mostly Maddie and I just walked in circles and talked amongst ourselves. She thought the writers we were way too polite to people coming and going to the studio and that we should have been causing more of a ruckus. There was one actor who joined the picket line — Julie Bowen from BOSTON LEGAL (that’s her in the striped shirt holding the SAG in Solidarity sign behind my daughter) but that was it for celebrity sightings.
We left around 9:30 and headed straight to Subway for an unhealthy breakfast. I must have walked several miles today. My feet and back are killing me, but I figure that picketing is going to be a great way for me to lose some weight and help my fellow writers at the same time.
I’ll be back on the line tomorrow.