Maybe you’ve heard of him. His name is Bill Cosby.
The most successful African-American in the history of show business is rich enough to live out his wildest fantasies wherever he pleases.
Lucky for us, his wildest fantasies include contributing to his community, and an educating our children.
At the age of 73, his day started yesterday in New York on the Today Show, as part of NBC’s Education Nation initiative. He appeared with the president of Southern Connecticut State University, Dr. Stanley Battle. They discussed his frequent visits to New Haven, and his continuing efforts to motivate city kids to learn, and motivate their parents to make sure they do. (His indictment of Donald Trump’s talk of a presidential run just happened to be a bonus.)
A longtime resident of Western Massachusetts, his day ended in Springfield, at a testimonial for the retiring police chief of Holyoke.
In a time when too many Americans are inexplicably enamored of celebrity and celebrities, Bill Cosby, who created and starred in the most popular sitcom in television history, is one who actually puts his feet on the street and touches lives.
The star of television’s current top sitcom is also coming to Connecticut. On Saturday night, you can see Charlie Sheen deliver a different kind of message at the Oakdale.
I’ll take the old guy.