NBA Hall of Fame member (2010) Leta Powell Drake has recently gained worldwide attention for the celebrity interviews she conducted during her days at Lincoln’s KOLN/KGIN TV. All of her interviews aired on the stations, with many being picked up and aired by the CBS network.
Leta tells the NBA, “I saved the tapes and then donated them to the Nebraska History Museum several years ago. There were so many they had to bring a truck! They languished in the museum, then decided to put them on YouTube. Someone recently saw the interviews and they’ve now been seen worldwide. I’ve received over 7 million ‘likes’ and counting, along with requests for more interviews.”
CNN and others have recently interviewed Leta because of her sudden viral fame. “Apparently people love to see the old ‘stars’ in their prime. And so many of them are no longer with us,” says Leta.