Sunday, January 25, 2015

Joe Franklin

I read in the New York Times this morning of the death of Joe Franklin, a New York TV personality who was perhaps the main creator of the TV talk show as we know it today.  He remained a local broadcaster, so most people never had a chance to listen to his show, but I wanted to remember him today, because he uttered one of the great quotations in American life:

"Sincerity is everything.  Once you learn to fake that, you'v got it made."

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