Well, the story of Bob meeting Laurie
was too good for the news media to pass up and once again the story was
presented on national television, this time on Court TV's "Psychic
Detective." The producer and film crew for the highly rated television
program came to Oregon towards the end of October, 2003, and spent several
days filming in the beautiful Lake Oswego area. Laurie and her secretary
travelled back to Washington, D.C. in early February of 2004 to do some
more filming for the production company, Story House Productions. This
time, the story was more about the highly complex murder investigation and
covered less of the romance that finally developed between Bob and Laurie.
The story was first aired on the Court TV channel production of
"Psychic Detective" on April 14th, 2004. Look for the program in your area
as it has been re-broadcast several times.The filming had some very
humorous events that took place and will be described on this page in the
Bob and Laurie were also featured on "Larry King -
Live" on the same April date and Laurie also appeared on the "Catherine
Crier - Live" show the same day.
In September of 2004, a film crew
from Nippon Television (Japan) came to Lake Oswego and filmed Laurie
working a missing person case from Japan.
Nippon Television flew
Bob and Laurie to Japan in late October and early November, 2004. Laurie
spent ten days filming additional parts of the story in Tokyo and Okayama.
We have been told the case will be aired in Japan in December. (2004)
Several months ago Laurie flew to the Los Angeles area for filming
on the Court TV production of another "Psychic Detective" episode. Laurie
played a role in the Linda Sobek murder case a few years back. Acting
under Laurie's guidance, a friend of Linda's was able to locate a purse
belonging to Linda in the Angeles National Forest, thus shifting the
search for the woman into the mountains. A photographer was arrested and
tried for the murder. He is serving a life sentence in a California
prison.This episode was first broadcast on December 29, 2004, but has
repeated several times already.
Court TV has asked Laurie to
appear in an additional television show that will start filming shortly.
On December 3rd she flew to Los Angeles to appear again on the "Larry King
- Live" show.
The Discovery Channel\The Learning Channel came to
Lake Oswego a couple months ago to film the homicide case where Bob first
met Laurie. A film crew was in town for several days shooting in the local
area. In September, 2005, Bob and Laurie flew to the company's studios in
Suffolk, Virginia for additional filming on the story. This time, actors
will portray several of the key participants in the case. The story has
been somewhat fictionalized due to time constraints in putting this very
long and complicated story on television.
A very interesting note:
Bob has always been a very strong fan of the Star Trek series on
television and has probably seen every episode of all the different
series. The director for The Discovery Channel was Tim Russ. Tim has been
an actor for 25 years but is best known for the role of "Tuvok" that he
played for seven years in the Star Trek - Voyager series. Bob and Laurie
were both impressed with the way he directs a scene. Tim has taken the
years of experience he has as an actor and uses that to clearly
communicate what he wants as a director. The program, yet untitled, is due
to air nationally in December, 2005 or possibly January of 2006.
2006 has started to be a very busy year for Laurie and television.
A Canadian film company, "Nextfilm Productions, Inc." came to Oregon to
shoot primary scenes for an episode of "Psychic Investigators" that was
first aired on Canadian television on April 20th, 2006.
September of 1994 a man named James Phillip Brooks was murdered in Central
Oregon near the town of Fossil. Laurie became involved in the original
investigation after leads dried up for law enforcement. The case is still
unsolved. Laurie recently went to Fossil for several days worth of filming
for Court TV.