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Wendy Rieger is the anchor of NBC 4’s “News 4 at 5.” She has worked as a reporter in Washington for over two decades.

When I first contacted Ms. Rieger about this project, I worried that a person who earned a living sitting in front of a major network’s television cameras would not be interested in making a three-minute silent Camcorder portrait destined to be viewed in low resolution on the internet. However, Ms. Rieger was not only enthusiastic about the project, but sat for an additional three minutes after technical problems wrecked my first take. Her parting words were also inspiring.

“Well, at least this isn’t the same old thing,” she said.