UNC’s Clef Hangers performed on national TV Sunday — on QVC’s “In the Kitchen with David.” The show is hosted by UNC and Clef Hangers alumnus David Venable, who graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism in 1987. Channing Mitzell, president of the Clef Hangers, spoke with Daily Tar Heel staff writer Trey Flowers about the experience.
The Daily Tar Heel: How did the idea of appearing on “In the Kitchen with David” come about?
Channing Mitzell: This idea came from members of the group because David Venable used to be a Clef Hanger, and he was a Clef Hanger who graduated in 1987, so he was a part of the first ten years of the group. And the current members of the group really wanted to go to David’s show because he’s turning 50 this week. He runs this show twice a week, called “In the Kitchen with David,” and it’s QVC’s most watched show. It brings in about 2.5 million viewers a week, and he’s one of their most notable hosts.
DTH: What is the show about?
CM: Essentially the show is three hours straight, there are no commercials, and he has an agenda. There are anywhere from six to 10 products that he knows that he is going to work with, and he has special guests who come in and he works through those products and he works to sell those products.