Media Appearances

The following are television and radio appearances by Bob Friel talking about The Barefoot Bandit, Colton Harris-Moore, and “The Vanishing,” Bob’s latest story in Outside Magazine about Canada’s notorious Highway of Tears where dozens of women have been murdered or gone missing. Click on logos or photos to watch and listen to the interviews.




Bob on a new half-hour PBS show about books, called “Well Read.”







A double segment on King 5 Morning News, talking about the book, Colton, and the potential film.





The full 42-minute CBS 48 Hours Mystery segment “Chasing the Barefoot Bandit.” Bob’s interview was filmed in the Bahamas a couple of days after the capture of Colton Harris-Moore.






A sunburned Bob telling the story of the daring doggy POW raid for the Travel Channel’s Hidden City series. ¬†Filmed at Enzo’s Cafe on Orcas Island.







A short clip from A&E’s BIOGRAPHY episode on Colton Harris-Moore. Filmed at the Deer Harbor Marina on Orcas Island.




A nearly 50-minute segment on the #1 radio show in Seattle. Bob Rivers owned the first plane that Colton Harris-Moore stole and then flew, taking off from Orcas Island for that incredibly risky flight over the Cascades.



A Barefoot Bandit appearance on “The Conversation” with Ross Reynolds on Seattle’s NPR station, KUOW.



A nice short, but substantive piece on KXL FM down in Portland, Oregon.





Gotta love a radio show that starts with the Violent Femmes’ Blister in the Sun. This is a lively interview with CBS News’s Lee Callahan that ranges from Colton, to his mom and her boyfriends, to the effect all this had on Orcas and Camano Islands.



Bob on NPR’s The Conversation at KUOW, talking about The Vanishing, his Outside feature on British Columbia’s Highway of Tears. Click on audio links to the right of the intro.



An interview on Canadian Broadcasting Corp’s Daybreak North radio show about Bob’s Outside story on the Highway of Tears.