Friday, February 29, 2008

those stories and Andy Rooney

Stan Brock gets his old timeslot back for one night this weekend. He used to be on "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" before Jim Fowler. Many comedians have parodied the way Stan and Jim would wrestle the anaconda while Marlin Perkins watched from a safe distance. If I ever get back to the St. Louis Zoo, I need to find their Marlin Perkins statue. The path to it was obscured by construction on my previous visit.

After leaving show business, Brock settled in Knoxville and founded Remote Area Medical, an organization that brings doctors to people both in faraway places and right here at home. I have interviewed Stan a couple of times. Once for a "where are they now feature" on an oldies station and once for the public affairs show at my current job.

RAM sent me an email today announcing that Stan and the organization will be seen on "60 Minutes" this Sunday night. The newsmagazine brought their cameras to Knoxville in January to film a free clinic at Chilhowee Park. You might want to set your TiVo for 7:00 p.m. Sunday. Unless you're Bean. Then you would already have a Season Pass.

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Blogger bean said...

you are right about that, frank! like i always say, '60 minutes' is the best 44 minutes on television!


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