Thursday, December 08, 2005

he resented performing for idiots

Today is the 25th anniversary of John Lennon's death. I guess that's why I received an email with a music video of a cross-genre cover of his most famous song. Please enjoy Sevier County's favorite citizen, Dolly Parton, singing "Imagine."

ABC has a very good overnight newscast called "World News Now." They often show clips from the past and call it "World News Then." This morning just before they showed a clip of Ted Koppel from 25 years ago, the anchors made a point of asking viewers to keep in mind that John Lennon was shot at 10:50 p.m., only 40 minutes before "Nightline" airs. I think they were trying to apologize for the fact that Koppel treated Lennon's death as late-breaking news but would still go ahead with his main story about the situation in Poland. If they had watched the video on, they would have known that Lennon was shot on a Monday night and that the person who broke the news of Lennon's death to the nation was actually Howard Cosell. "Nightline" would have been delayed by at least an hour that night.
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