Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #203, 8912-156 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2
December XXVIIth, MMXI
Hon. Thomas Lukaszuk, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Castledowns
How appropriate, in today's local news periodical, we have a "Wonderword" Word Search dedicated II the life & times of the late CBS News Correspondent-Emeritus IV "60 Minutes"Andrew (Andy) Achin Rooney. Its appropriate placed with only IV days until New Years Eve. As stated with conviction & respect when Andy died last month, he was XCII (92) & lived a good long life. He was a reporter, essayist, & writer/journalist. Students need II know that in death, Andy was just like he was in life, always exploring, always wanting II know more. So if students want II get II know about quality journalism, it might be "out with the old & in with the new" with Andy's death. Alas, we still have his columns, commentaries, books, & video essays/documentaries II learn from. For students of broadcasting & print media, these words capture the essence of the man & will let his spirit guide them II be honest & ethical journalists themselves upon the start of their careers.
For That We Can Be Ever So Thankful & I'm Rory J. Koopmans, We'll Be Back Next Week With Another Edition Of "60 Minutes",