passing of tv personality and anchor
hugh downs and regis philbin both passed away in July 2020. i am writing this not because i m a tv junkie. i am writing this because they were on the small screen when i first set foot in the usa. one was in more serious reporting as anchor of a news magazine, with his pre- and post-retirement years venturing more into issues relating to senior citizens and gerontology. the latter was a staple of morning tv for years, the 9am eastern time slot on wabc tv in nyc. if i had any acculturation into the so-called american society, these two personalities did play their part. people who appear on tv look like they are immortalized, but they aren’t. next year with be the 30th anniversary of my first arrival in the usa. thank you for informing and entertaining me in those early years.