Media requests flow over falls photos
From the Niagara Falls Review:
It has been more than three decades since Russ Glasson last set eyes upon the mighty cataracts of Niagara.
But during the past week, the iconic tourist attraction has figured prominently in the life of the semi-retired 75-year-old Weatherfield, Conn., resident.
Last year, Glasson posted a small collection of 41-year-old photos showing a dried-up American Falls on a photo-sharing website.
The photos, which were taken by his late father-in-law, eventually caught the attention of a reporter with London’s Daily Mail newspaper, who contacted Glasson to say he was interested in doing a story about the photos and posting the collection on the newspaper’s website.
Links to the story made the rounds on social media web-sites, including Facebook and Twitter, and it wasn’t long before Glasson found himself fielding almost daily interview requests from local and national media outlets.
On Monday, Glasson and the photos made an appearance on CNN during a segment hosted by news anchor Kyra Phillips.