Justin has decided to follow in the footsteps of those great newscasters who preceded him. Much like Walter Cronkite and Edward R. Murrow, Justin has taken it upon himself to bring “the truth” to the masses. Here is the truth – there WILL be pizza for lunch today…there WILL be a choice of juice or water…and there WILL be ice cream sold for a dollar. (And as part of his economic editorial, he informed his viewers that for a dollar, the ice cream really was a bargain.)
At the school Justin attends, they have the children do a pre-taped morning announcement show that is broadcast internally and online. For weeks, Justin begged us to inquire about having him host the morning show. Finally, Justin decided to take matters into his own hands and he approached the Principal directly to announce his intentions. She politely informed him that Kindergarteners weren’t allowed to host the show. It is a privilege reserved for the older boys and girls at the school.
However, she did tell us that “Host of the Morning Show” was an item up for bid at the annual silent auction. GWE and I agreed that come hell or high water, we were going to get this for Justin. When the event arrived, I ran interference with Garrett while GWE continued to use offensive and defensive maneuvers to ensure that we would win the bid. Needless to say, Justin got what he wanted…two days of providing the morning announcements to his fellow classmates
Here is Day 1:
Here is Day 2:
Justin was so well received by his classmates, that he was asked back to host THREE MORE TIMES!!
Based on the feedback (and ratings bump), I am currently fielding offers for my son at all the major networks and news outlets. If you need a new morning host (I’m talking to you – Today Show!) who is charismatic and can deliver hard-hitting journalism – you know how to reach me!