Wednesday, February 24, 2010

TOM BROKAW'S LOVE LETTER TO [...ME]

In recognition of BC hosting the Olympics, here's a beautifully narrated video I first saw on Shari's blog. Please do check out Canadian writer Shari Green. She writes teen fiction, dabbles in Teaser Tuesday, and has the grand distinction of being Carol J. Garvin's daughter. Thank you for bringing this video to our attention, Shari. I came away feeling very patriotic. Tom Brokaw's primary reason was to explain Canada to his fellow Americans, but I can't help wondering if our young know all this stuff.

Yay Canada!

If you should be forbiding access, (it does that sometimes) try http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrA4V6YF6SA

18 comments :

  1. It really is a great clip, isn't it? After all the lambasting from the like of Leno and Colbert it restores my faith in American broadcasters . ;) Shari and I thank you for the plug, too.

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  2. I'm glad you enjoyed the video clip, Joylene! (And thanks for linking to my blog.) :)

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  3. Carol and Shari, it was fun linking up. We have to do this again soon.

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  4. My friend, writer Wylie Kinson sent me the link. Pretty awesome, huh?

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  5. Hi Susan. Yes, it was really awesome. I love the way he summed up what we've accomplished last decade. Make me very proud to be Canadian. Not that I wasn't before. Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Wow, this was nice. Kudos to us. LOL

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  7. Nice tribute, but I'm confused. Which one was the CIA operative? The American or the Canadian. He goes over that part too fast.

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  8. Who cares what Leno or Colbert thinks about anything!! GREAT clip, Joy!

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  9. @Clayton, he was American. That's why it was so crucial that he get out. If discovered, they probably would have jailed him as a spy. Or worse.

    Hey Vicki -- thanks!

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  10. Hi Joylene,
    Nice video clip. I've not seen Tom Brokaw in ages.
    I have been telling folks over here in England all about the wonders of the 'true North strong and free'.
    That usually occurs after they hear my accent and ask me 'what part of the States are your from?'
    Yay Canada. Take it easy eh:-)
    Kind wishes, Gary

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  11. I have had occasion to stay in Canada briefly. I almost felt more at home in Toronto than I do in the north Texas "metroplex". My new release, Angela 1: Starting Over, is set entirely in the US Southwest, but the characters show that kind of open spirit our two countries share. See the trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybU-vj4A068 Thanks!

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  12. @Gary, thanks for dropping by, eh!

    @David, I agree; we're very lucky to live where we do. Thanks for stopping by.

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  13. I hate to say this, but all I knew about Canada was that it was cold and they liked hockey. I love this video. It's so cool to find something wonderful about your country. And I think it's awesome that Canada stood next to America during 911. Didn't know that. I guess America owes a lot of thanks Canada. :))

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  14. Kim, don't feel bad. I know little of the States, except for Seattle, California, and NYC. I don't less about Mexico, except I love Baja. I didn't know where Kandahar was until our son was stationed in Afghanistan.

    Of course, being Canadian, I did know about the stuff on the video. And I remember 911 clearly. It was frightening. Lucky for me I do have a lot of American cousins, so I've been educated about the political system, sort of.

    Thanks for stopping by, Kim.

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  15. Kim's not the only one. All I knew about Canada was all the great comedians on SNL came from there. Bravo, Canada. Oh, great hockey game, ladies.

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  16. What video?

    All I get is "This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by NBC Universal (Sports)."

    And when I go to NBC.com, when I try to view any video's there, I get:

    "This video is restricted to US residents only."

    It's a good thing Canada welcomes the world, because NBC certainly doesn't.

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  17. That's disappointing, Anonymous. It was a wonderful tribute by an eloquently-spoken man. Too bad.

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