Sometimes, it’s easy to forget about the moments that “make” someone famous. My favorite high school teacher was always quick to remind me that Robert Frost’s iconic poetry like “Fire And Ice”, “Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening”, or “The Road Not Taken” weren’t always part of the national consciousness. Even though he had been winning Pulitzer prizes and had become somewhat of a celebrity among eastern college students and academics, he didn’t really become a household name until he spoke at JFK’s inauguration and read “The Gift Outright.”
CNN, even though it had been gradually becoming a regional powerhouse in news coverage, did not gain the #1 spot until a baby fell fifty-five feet into the ground and delivered live coverage that satisfied the public craving for the news story. Walt Disney, who created a media empire that now competes with CNN for eyeballs although the target … Read the rest of this article!