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Alcatraz II: Back to the Rock with The Travel Channel

April 26, 2012

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You may recall my post from December when I spent the night in an Alcatraz jail cell.  Well, someone over at the Travel Channel noticed the blog post and contacted me for an interview.  This led to an invitation to participate in the filming of a segment for the upcoming show “Unpacked” on Alcatraz which will air this summer as part of a series they are doing on little known local attractions in iconic destinations.

Alcatraz may be well known but very few know that you can sleep there overnight or that it is a bird sanctuary and a botanical marvel.

So, I called up a few of my buddies who did the overnight with me and asked them if they wanted to be on TV.  It wasn’t hard getting them to make the trip back to San Francisco for this rare opportunity.

Not only did we bet to go back to Alcatraz, we went over there with an Alcatraz inmate who spent five years there in the late 50’s.  Robert Luke was his name and he was full of riveting stories of his days on the Rock.

I don’t yet have an official air date for the Unpacked series but it should really be interesting…and it will have me and my boys in one of the episodes so you know its gonna Rock.

I’ll post to my Facebook Fan Page when I know the show schedule.  Go click my Like button so you can stay tuned.

Thanks for visiting!

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  1. Robert Luke says:

    Hi Tim, Ida and I enjoyed the evening at Alcatraz shooting the episode. We are looking forward to seeing the show. Hope to see you again. Bob and Ida Luke

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