Charles called me on about the 10th of March and asked if I would like to talk with an old friend of his; Justin Balding, a producer for NBC. After I agreed, he explained to me that NBC was doing a week of promotions titled “Hiring Our Heroes” and that he may want to speak with Sue and me about doing something about why we hired Charles. We thought it would be neat to help and if we could help get one more veteran hired, it would be a pretty cool thing. Then Charles asked me: “Do you have any skeletons in your closet?” and we laughed but he said: “This man could make you famous, Boss and if you’ve got any old scars, they could show up.
Well at our ages, we’ve all got a few old girlfriends or battle scars I’m sure we’d wish to forget, but we plunged in without any thought at all. Justin called just a few minutes later and within a day of him speaking to Sue and me, he had scheduled an interview with Tom Brokaw and Charles to be aired on Dateline this past Sunday. Talk about a whirlwind affair!
Justin came into Crystal Lake on the evening of Sunday, March 18th and Charles arrived at almost the same time and we took them over to one of the most unique places in town for dinner: The Breakers. By the end of the evening, we had exchanged old stories, had a great time and headed home for the night.