Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Brian Wiliams' homage to Lois Wyse

Given how little time there is in a network newscast, I'm always a bit surprised at how often the ad industry actually makes it into the program rather than just the commercial breaks. So yesterday, it was a bit of a "huh?" to hear Brian Williams sign off the "NBC Nightly News" by saying that the obit over the weekend for Lois Wyse caught his eye. Borrowing heavily from The New York Times obit on Wyse, he talked about her most famous tagline, "With a name like Smuckers, it has to be good," and also, that, without her, Bed Bath and Beyond would have just been Bed Bath, or Bed and Bath, or, well, you get the idea. Now she really is beyond, I suppose.

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