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A few months ago we got a call from a producer at NBC. They were launching a new weekly television newsmagazine called "Rock Center with Brian Williams" and brainstorming ideas for feature segments. They asked if they could come in to our offices to meet the team and interview us about this whole Kickstarter thing. After visiting for the better half of a day, they flew to Chicago and to California to tape interviews with a few different project creators to hear firsthand about their experiences using Kickstarter to help get their ideas off the ground. 

Tonight, that segment airs at 10pm/9 central. We'll be tuning in with bashful excitement as we make our network TV debut. If you're sitting by the fire, finishing that final glass of eggnog and flipping between channels airing reruns of "A Charlie Brown Christmas," we hope you'll tune in, too.

Behind the scenes: NBC's Kate Snow interviews Kickstarter's Perry Chen and Yancey Strickler.
Behind the scenes: NBC's Kate Snow interviews Kickstarter's Perry Chen and Yancey Strickler.


    1. Creator Angil Tarach-Ritchey on December 26, 2011

      This is terrific! Will be watching! Coming just prior to posting my project...WoooHoooo!

    2. Creator Mark & Lisa Burginger on December 26, 2011

      Looking forward to this! Great exposure!

    3. Creator Robert Oschler on December 26, 2011

      Congratulations and thanks for everything! Can't wait to see it.

    4. Creator carlos on December 26, 2011

      Is there a way you guys can add paypal as one of the options for giving donations?

    5. Creator Kelli Anne Busey on December 26, 2011

      Retweeted! If I had a TV I'd watch you!

    6. Creator Kine Paulsen on December 26, 2011

      Awesome - congrats! :)

    7. Creator Goran Bogdanovic on December 26, 2011

      Good job yancey & perry that is awesome!

    8. Creator Rev. Pamela June Webb on December 26, 2011

      Just saw you on NBC tonight. What an awesome idea, especially in this time. Way to go! May your ideas prosper as you enable people to explore and develop their dreams.

    9. Creator Vickie Knight on December 26, 2011

      Saw it on "Rock Center"..just what we were looking for!!!..My friends and I have a wonderful project and ideas to present...what kind of protection would you have that someone won't steal your idea and run with it??

    10. Creator Phillip Wolf on December 26, 2011

      Saw this evening. Great job!

    11. Creator Ron A on December 26, 2011


    12. Creator kATRINA CLEMONS on December 26, 2011

      This is brand new to me. Saw just last part of t.v. special. WOW !! Cecil and Katrina Clemons...

    13. Creator Earl Ridgell on December 27, 2011

      Saw the piece on Rock Center. I am excited about what you guys are doing. It sounds like a great opportunity for people to help each other. I hope and pray that your firm will continue to make such an impact on thew world around you.

    14. Creator Rita Lavallee on December 27, 2011

      Just saw the segment on NBC. I am very impressed with your innovative endeavor!! Congrats on your success and future projects.

    15. Creator Jeffery A. Faulkerson on December 27, 2011

      Great segment! Congratulations.

    16. Creator Lori Lewis on December 27, 2011

      I saw the segment and got so excited! Not only did I love the piece-but what an excellent Idea and maybe just what many have been searching for! Great Job!

    17. Creator Louis Hoxter on December 27, 2011

      Congrats guys, it's an honor to be a part of!

    18. Creator Christie Carlson on December 27, 2011

      Saw the show. I love this guys. Good luck and wishes for many great projects coming your way!

    19. Creator Dumas Martin, Jr. on December 27, 2011

      As a longtime entrepreneur, I am absolutely amazed that such a simply beautiful and selfless concept as this approach to funding has never been made available before. Great job and continued success!

    20. Creator Tiffany Kelso on December 27, 2011

      This is the first time I have ever heard of a project like this. It is truly amazing!

    21. Creator Lenora L Bull on December 27, 2011

      Perry and Yancey, I saw your segment on NBC last night and want you to know that your idea for KickStarter is an excellent and selfless one. There are a lot of brilliant ideas out there that need to come to life because many of them are from people who are really struggling to make ends meet right now. Keep up the good work!!

    22. Creator Deborah Yungner on December 28, 2011

      I ditto Lenora's comment and All from above! Perry and Yancey- Kickstarter is Genius! I thoroughly enjoyed the segment also. Thank you for being such a blessing to the world and solving a problem on a "one to many" platform for the betterment of our global society. Thank you for providing this opportunity and a way ahead for great ideas, creativity, & innovation- I am excited to support kickstarter and projects you showcase! I also look forward to submitting our humanitarian technology project to you shortly! God Bless you! Sincerely, Deborah Yungner, MN

    23. Creator Namaku Keren on October 20

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    24. Creator Doa Ibu Tersayang on October 23

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