You’ve got to love a man who visits you everyday dressed in his Sunday best and is always so well mannered and well informed. Did I mention his hunky broad shoulders?
Everything I need or want to know of the world’s activities that day, Brian (we are on a first name basis) is there to cheerfully fill me in or break it to me softly. Always with a soulful look in his eyes, a compassionate tone and a sweet quirky little smile on his face. Did I mention his dreamy blue eyes?
I love his sense of humor. Don’t even think of trying to convince me that his verbiage is scripted by writers. I refuse to believe such nonsense.
When someone else is filling in for Brian, it’s simply not the same. I find myself wondering out loud what this “other guy” is doing in my living room. Like most of America, I’m very fussy about who I invite in.
The ability to deliver bad news in a way that the viewer doesn’t want to run away screaming “the sky is falling, the sky is falling!” is a skill-set. Bad news is easier to take from a friend and good news always wants to be celebrated with one. Did I mention his serenading voice?
If you are not currently watching NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams you’re missing out…on a lot. The comprehensive coverage, the Making a Difference segments and the witty banter all aim to calmly please. Did I mention his sparkling smile?
In watching the news, one could easily conclude that the world is going to hell in a hand basket (yes, I really used that phrase). The wars, the politics (don’t get me started), the ocean’s struggle for survival, the economy, the starving nations, our planets changing landscapes, it’s all so much to take in. Like a spoonful of bitter medicine, it’s easier to take when followed by a lump of sugar.
Brian Williams is our lump of sugar and I would have him with a cup of coffee any time. Wait … I mean I would have him FOR a cup of coffee anytime. Yes, that’s it.
Thanks, Brian, for making it all so much easier to bear. See you tonight.