POWAY — When I was young, I liked watching the weathermen on Salt Lake City newscasts. I guess it was because they were funny, they stood in front of computer graphics and seemed to know what was going on.
I guess I identified somewhat with them, but I was probably more interested in my Legos. However, one family took a three-year-old child’s love of TV program one step further with a NewsHour with Jim Lehrer” birthday party. The Washington Post was all over it with a June 15 column.
Henry Schally’s parents wrote the PBS production for photos and some other items. The WaPo published a photo of Henry wearing a Lehrer birthday hat in front of one of those cakes with a publicity photo on it.
I don’t know what it all means, although I’m curious. Even Schally’s parents admit that it’s not the most exciting program on TV, but their son apparently loves it. I, for one, would be interested in seeing how little Henry turns out in 15 years or so.