‘Extreme Makeover: Home
to Visit Cal State Fullerton Campus Dec. 8
December 6, 2004 :: No. 101
ABC’s hit show “Extreme Makeover:
Home Edition” will be at Cal State Fullerton on Wednesday,
Dec. 8, to film a special tribute to CSUF student Rodney Anderson.
The 6 p.m. taping in Titan Gym will feature Titan
basketball players and supporters of Anderson, a former Titan basketball
player who was shot and wounded in spring 2000 while visiting his
family in Los Angeles. While Anderson’s life was spared, the
shooting ended a promising basketball career. Today, he attends
games (and classes) in a wheelchair and is scheduled to graduate
in June with a bachelor’s degree in human services.
Anderson and his family were selected to be featured
on ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” which
attracts 20 million viewers each week. The show features a family
whose lives are changed when their home is selected for an extreme
makeover. The makeovers range from remodeling living space to complete
demolition of the home and subsequent rebuilding. The families are
not aware they have been selected until the crew shows up on their
The Anderson family was alerted on Saturday, Dec.
4, and whisked away for a week’s vacation. In the meantime,
during the Wednesday night on-campus taping, Anderson’s jersey
will be retired in a special ceremony.
Portions of the evening’s highlights will be
screened for the Anderson family while they are on holiday. Footage
from the campus event, as well as Anderson’s reaction, will
be part of the televised program that is expected to air early next
Show designers Preston Sharp (“Big Ideas”),
Tracy Hutson (interior designer), Paige Hemmis (carpenter) and Ed
Sanders (project manager and new designer) are scheduled to be in
Titan Gym during the campus tribute and taping.
The Dec. 8 taping in Titan Gym is open to the public,
as well as to students, faculty and staff members. Refreshments
will be served. Audience members are being encouraged to arrive
by 5:30 p.m. to enjoy pre-show festivities and get a good seat in
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Mel Franks, Sports Information, at 657-278-3981
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