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Re: AT 40 on WBZ

I'm with Bump on this one.  Do you recall a few years ago when that noted
actress and scientist Meryl Streep made a tearful appearance before
Congress imploring them to ban the use of Alar on apples?  The publicity of
her speach almost wiped out the apple industry and was later proved to be a
false alarm.  Too bad the apple growers didn't sue the crap out of her for
lost revenue.

How about 15 or so years ago when the noted marine biologist Ted Dansen (I
can't bring myself to calling him an actor) claimed our oceans would be
dead in 10 years.

How about Tom Cruise who publicly condemmend the automobile just before
taking the money to make "Days of Thunder" where he burned up more gas than
use in 5 years and trashed about a dozen or so cars.

Oprah Winfrey and the beef industry...

The danger is that many celebrities go off half cocked about causes that
they know very little about.  Just because they are celebrities they are
not automatically endowed with a deep understanding of the underlying
science or social issues of the cause they are promoting yet, because of
their celebrity status, the public is willing to accept them as an
authority.  Now don't get me started on Sally Struthers and hunger...


At 12:26 AM 4/21/99 -0400, Larry Weil wrote:
>At 1:11 PM -0400 4/20/99, Bump Martin wrote:
>>Casey Casem made an appearance on Peter Meade's talk show once......Raising
>>funds for some social issue.  (I never liked when 'stars' got behind
>Are you saying that "stars" shouldn't have the same rights as the rest of
>us to get behind a cause, and to do what they can to help advance that
>Larry Weil
>Lake Wobegone, NH