Tube-Fed: All About Eva | 20/20 Hindsight | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

Seven Days needs your financial support!

Tube-Fed: All About Eva 

Sophie Quest, Eva Sollberger, Margot Harrison
  • Sophie Quest, Eva Sollberger, Margot Harrison

Originally published March 9, 2005.

Producing, writing, editing and hosting a local cable television program can be a thankless, all-consuming enterprise. I know because I’ve done it: My half-hour movie-review show “The Good, the Bad & the Boffo!” was on the air for nearly 10 years. So I marvel perhaps more than most viewers when I happen across a really well-done show on public access, as I did recently.

“The Deadbeat Club,” airing twice weekly on Channel 15, is the high-energy handiwork of the multitalented Eva Sollberger, 31. The show features her, her sister and her mother, as well as her dog and cat. Sollberger addresses the camera, usually in her backyard, on a variety of topics relating to a monthly theme. Periodically this cuts away to dazzlingly outré video creations that incorporate everything from vintage cinema and cartoons to splashy musical dance numbers and photographs of obscure artists, all set to a bouncy assortment of thematically linked pop tunes.

“The Deadbeat Club” is not only funny, eclectic, brainy and original, but each episode is also a full 60 minutes long. Concerned that she might be hospitalized for exhaustion at any moment, I hurried to contact Sollberger and find out what makes her tick.

In 2007, Eva Sollberger became Seven Days’ first full-time video journalist.
Got something to say? Send a letter to the editor and we'll publish your feedback in print!

About The Author

Rick Kisonak

Rick Kisonak

Rick Kisonak is a film reviewer for Seven Days.


Comments are closed.

Since 2014, Seven Days has allowed readers to comment on all stories posted on our website. While we’ve appreciated the suggestions and insights, the time has come to shut them down — at least temporarily.

While we champion free speech, facts are a matter of life and death during the coronavirus pandemic, and right now Seven Days is prioritizing the production of responsible journalism over moderating online debates between readers.

To criticize, correct or praise our reporting, please send us a letter to the editor. Or send us a tip. We’ll check it out and report the results.

Online comments may return when we have better tech tools for managing them. Thanks for reading.

Latest in Category

Keep up with us Seven Days a week!

Sign up for our fun and informative

All content © 2022 Da Capo Publishing, Inc. 255 So. Champlain St. Ste. 5, Burlington, VT 05401

Advertising Policy  |  Privacy Policy  |  Contact Us  |  About Us  |  Help
Website powered by Foundation