Shark Tank

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Blount, left, and Rodgers, right, will appear on ABC on Friday night. (Photo courtesy of ABC)

Long time House staffer Willie Blount will make his television debut on Friday on the ABC show, Shark Tank, where he'll pitch a pair of gloves he's invented to a panel of investors.  

Blount is the director of information systems for the House Legislative Counsel and has worked on Capitol Hill for 16 years. Aside from his job, his veteran, inventor and motorcycle rider background got him on the show.