Your Station Needs A Papal Visit


What do you remember of the Pope’s visit to our country?

It’s not like his speech before the joint session of Congress was scintillating. He read it, and you really had to concentrate to understand him. I don’t blame him for that. English isn’t his native language. My Italian is far worse than his English.

I’m just pointing out that the reason so many of us liked this Pope and watched at least some of the coverage of his visit had little to do with his religion and probably less to do with his public speeches.

What we remember are his actions.


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What we remember is how he made us feel, when he demonstrated compassion for the handicapped and disfigured, when he tenderly cradled the heads of babies and children.

As Maya Angelou said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Post that above your studio door so you have to see it every day before you start your performance.

I don’t care what you say. I don’t care about your bits or your contests.

I care about how listening to you makes me feel.