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Alabama Politics Show Producer Pops the Question on Air!

Staff Report

Birmingham—The Producer of a statewide politics show in Alabama takes a knee at the end of this weeks episode as he “pops the question” to his bride-to-be. Jonathan Barbee, producer of “The Voice of Alabama Politics,” planned this surprise engagement weeks in advance.

With a series of hidden cameras to capture the amazing proposal, Barbee drops to his knee and proposes to Joanne Sellers of Birmingham, AL. This amazing proposal took place in front of hundreds at a New Years Eve ball at The Club on top of Birmingham’s Red Mountain.

“It was a feeling I’ve never experienced before. I can’t explain the emotions that were going through me or the rush I was feeling once the plan was in full gear. We had 3 hidden cameras and the best thing is that Joanne had no idea this was coming. She was totally surprised! It’s a good thing she said, ‘Yes!’” jokes Barbee.

Barbee and Sellers met on the stage at the Newt Gingrich Presidential rally in Birmingham on March 13th, 2012. The two have been dating since.

“I am truly a lucky guy. She is wonderful. We make each other happy,” says Barbee.

Here is a clip from “The V” which aired on Sunday, January 19th, 2014. Barbee plans to release the full version of “The Proposal” on YouTube in the coming weeks, which will include footage from the limo ride, behind the scenes, and the full proposal.

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