Friday, November 18, 2011
Saying Goodbye II An old Friend
Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#203, 8912-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2
November XVIIIth, MMXI
Hon. Thomas Lukaszuk, MLA
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Castledowns
This morning broadcast students got to say goodbye to a friend. Over 995,600 minutes on the air, thats over 16,000 hours. A staggering amount, more than any1 else alive or dead. Regis Philbin said goodbye to his syndicated live program: "Live" today after XXVII.V years in the chair & over C in broadcasting. He walks up with his head held high & onto new challenges. Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Journalism & Broadcast Journalism students need to take note that Regis was always a gentleman & a scholar. His specialty was the art of making the mundane seem fascinating. Telling stories to reel in the crowd. American Broadcasting Company's (ABC's) Television Parent: The Walt Disney Company was so impressed by Regis's stature (& all of the billions in cash he gleaned IV them), they erected a plaque on the outside of the WABC-7 Studio Building in New York City. He's so loved that his two ex co-hosts Anne Abernathy & Kathie Lee Gifford were in the audience IV his final show!
We could all certainly learn a lesson in class, dignity, & bearing from Regis. Lets hope this spry 80 year old enjoys his new challenges in life & that he still pops up on tv once in awhile to tell us how he, his gorgeous wife Joy, & his kids & grandkids are doing!
Bye Reege & Thank You,