Admittedly, this one is more for me than you-but, I think it’s worth sharing the changes I saw, and what I learned in just a single half-hour newscast today.
After what feels like a lifetime, long-time ABC news personality Harry Smith showed up with a feature–in his first appearance for rival network NBC. Kinda strange seeing him “across the street”.
Stepping away from the “labor of a lifetime”, funny man Jerry Lewis has been removed as National Chairperson of the Muscular Dystrophy . Despite raising over a BILLION charitable dollars for the cause, the Labor Day MD Telethon will be minus one of the world’s biggest hearts and smiles. Love him or not–no one can deny nearly 45 years dedicated to a better world for “Jerry’s Kids”.
Already feeling the “budget pinch”, There’s quiet talk of disbanding the US Navy iconic Blue Angels. For those of us living in the Pacific Northwest during the past 40 years, there has been nothing that singularly raised a larger lump in our patriotic throats more than the magnificent sight of those “Blues” soaring thru the Seafair sun-drenched skies above Lake Washington.(Maybe a couple bombs could be axed to save these “Angels of goodwill”…?)
Lucille Ball would have been 100 years old this week, while our President reaches the half-century mark…wonder who’s memory will always bring a smile?
Finally this question: Why can’t someone on this planet prevent the deaths of nearly 30,00 children under age 5, from the famine in Africa? They just never stood a chance…