I've been through Anderson in Africa, Afghanistan, Iraq and other war torn areas, but tonight was different. I actually felt Anderson broadcasting from Chicago was even more dangerous then the other venues, is that nuts or what? I mean he's in the United States on a street in a major city, not some God forsaken 3rd world country. I literally held my breath every time the camera was on, the street setting just looked so threatening. But that said, the coverage of the student deaths was compelling television and hopefully will lead a charge of change. As Sheryn pointed out to me this afternoon, this may have happened over a longer period of time than the Virgina Tech murders but the lives lost are no less significant.
What a beautiful family Blair Holt had. His father spoke so eloquently with Anderson showing such strength even though his heart had to be broken into a million pieces. I thought Rollin Martin's comments on the cause of the violence against the students was so much more spot on that that of Arne Duncan, the Superintendent of Public Schools. Duncan went on and on and on about gun control when to me the path to less violence has to start with the parents. To paraphrase Martin, donating sperm does not make a father. Children need to feel safe, protected and valued, if they don't have that they are more likely to lash out.
Thursday's AC360 did have a few lighter moments. For one, we got 2 doses of Tom Foreman. My question? How does he know who Paulie Shore is? And the C list comment, too funny. I love that Ms. Sheryn has been doing screencaps for me but what does she have against Tom Foreman? He's a good looking man, but she seems to only capture the clown in him.
I'm sure Anderson's lighter moment wasn't planned. But for a one day trip AC really broke out some major wardrobe. We had the field shirt, the black vintage polo, the pinstripe shirt with sport coat and the very spiffy black collared sport shirt.
And for the treat of the day? An ATA reader in Virginia sent us the following picture from a Hudson's Bookstore in the DC area. It's the full size cardboard cut-out Andy. Anyone interested in purchasing one? I could always contact Hudson's and see if they'd give us a bulk buying price! Have a great Friday everyone.