Park Ranger Betty Soskin is the hottest item lately on the news and talk show circuit. In the last few days, she has been interviewed by Anderson Cooper on CNN, by Arsenio Hall, NBC and others.
Betty is also all over the print media, for example http://www.thedailybeast.com/witw/articles/2013/10/11/meet-betty-reid-soskin-the-92-year-old-rosie-the-riveter-park-ranger-on-furlough-from-the-shutdown.html.
She is not only a great spokesperson for how futile the shutdown is; she is also a great promoter for Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical park and Richmond. If the shutdown ever ends, visitors will flock to Richmond just to see Betty.