Sunday, August 11, 2002

Don McGraw called from my former hometown in Teaneck, NJ. It was nice of him to call with advice on how to overcome the allergic reaction I got from the adhesive tape after my surgery. He and I reminisced about the old remotes at CBS and he reminded me that one time during the 1986 conventions in San Francisco, Bob Wussler, who was the President at that time, (until his appearance on TV before congress), had invited Lonnie, that affable and lovable man that could put the shine on his face on your shoes.
As the story goes, Bob had a stand set up for him, and all the networks covered him as an interest piece.
Lonnie got more votes than the politicians that year. A nice story, from a very nice man.

Regards,

Tony Cucurullo