The Night of the Meek
Forty-eight years ago tonight CBS broadcast a new Christmas tale. The nation had just elected a young, inexperienced and optimistic man as President. The balance sheet, however, looked rather bleak. Only folks beyond their twenties remembered a time when the nation could no longer grow. What prosperity we had was quickly forgotten. Two major automakers were on the cusp of bankruptcy and we did not wish to acknowledge the masses who did not know where their next meal was coming from.
This program, on videotape, was broadcast every 23 or 24 December on the independent television station back home. For the last few years I remember seeing it, just before they joined Fox for the evening. I’d come over to the house and share this with you, but my plans include getting lost in more than a little wine until the evening of the 25th.
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