Thursday, November 29, 2007

Goodbye Michelle King.

Okay, I'll cop to being not much of a news-watcher. I recently canceled my newspaper subscription to The Salt Lake Tribune after, oh, six years or something. While I miss my Friday Weekend section and my Sunday classifieds (among other stuff, certainly), I don't miss all the paper stacked in a corner of my front room. Now I find my news stuff online and dig around the news sites and such.

Anyway, not to belabor the point, but local newswoman Michelle King retired yesterday after 29 years in the industry. I'm impressed with the fact she stuck around as long a she did, especially considering the trend toward pairing younger women anchors with older, "wiser" male counterparts. She steps down at 50 years old, which is no small feat in the news world.

I was also pleased to see my dad in her final retrospective clip, which aired last night, during her final broadcast. They were anchors together way back in the, what, late 70s and/or early 80s? I don't have dates to back that up, but I bet my mom does. Watch the below clip for its kitsch value (standing on waterbeds and Bee Gees and Travolta and on and on) and history but, if you wanna see my pa, stay tuned to the 1:09 and 4:54 marks. He gets at least three seconds of screen time.

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8 comments:

ewesa said...

wow. so interesting. he has that same intensity/amusement in his face that you have, that's great.

Angie said...

Cute dad, I'm glad they showed him.

DJ said...

That is sweet!!! I cant stop smiling about it! I really wanted to stay up to watch but I was really sick so I couldn't. but I'm glad you posted this!! ps...you are going to make fun of my blog EVERYDAY!! I just know!

Dainon. said...

Relax, lil bro. Just realize that you're new to the blog game ... and, for everything, there is a season.

aisy said...

i'm going to post about last night's broadcast too, but for much less cool/special/awesome reasons.

Sherpa said...

Whoa, Dick Nourse and Michelle King retired on the same day? Weird.

Sara said...

I'm glad I got to see your dad. I liked that.

Carmi said...

Retired? At 50? Talk about the media double standard...

(Sorry, the cynical journalist in me bristles at stuff like this. It was nevertheless very cool to see your dad!)

Of course, I dropped in to comment on your WW entry and ended up digging deeper into your archives. Hope you have a wonderful WW anyway. I've posted my contribution here and hope you drop by for a look around:

http://writteninc.blogspot.com/2007/12/wordless-wednesday-push-envelope.html

All the best...

Carmi