Satiric radio commentary for the 90s from the man who drained Lake Michigan and filled it with hot chocolate!!!

July, 1997...So Far, Not Good.

Stan Freberg here. July '97 didn't start off too good. We lost several great people, and I was also disturbed by a recent survey about the event we celebrate on the 4th of July. [:60 SPOT BREAK]

Freberg here. After making 2 CD's about American history, I was somewhat depressed by a poll taken by Hewlett-Packard. People were asked what these words were from: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." Hmm. 26% said they had no clue! Only 33% identified Jefferson's words from the Declaration of Independence. We're lucky it was that many, I guess.

And before the 4th had even arrived, we lost two great American actors: Robert Mitchum and Jimmy Stewart. And then on the 4th itself, we lost the great CBS broadcaster Charles Kuralt. We might be saddened to think that they're gone, except that they're NOT gone. We have the legacy of their works to look back on forever.

Stan Freberg here.

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