Thursday, March 02, 2006

Get me out of Scranton!

Everybody needs a helping hand in this business, even if you're destined to become a network loudmouth. That's how Bill O'Reilly felt when he was just a twentysomething reporter for WNEP back in 1975, itching to leave Scranton behind in the dust. Have a look at this letter he wrote to a producer in Washington, D.C., asking for career advice and job leads.

The letter also includes a picture of O'Reilly from a local newspaper, which screams 70s better than anything I've seen. Big wide tie, big wide collars, big wide sideburns, and big wide hair. Funky!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just shows that reporters were trying to get out in the 70's just as they are now.

5:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I here that.

Get it? Here? Because in the letter he...forget it.

10:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best O'Reilly moments ever - Donahue, and Letterman.
Bloviate this!

7:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He looks like Kurt Russell...

8:09 AM  
Anonymous Mayor of Warmland said...

Who'd wanna leave?

5:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone who wants out, please feel free to go. Last I knew, our borders are open, you don't need papers to leave the area, and by God, somehow we'll get by without out you.

Pet peeves? Yeah, top of my list are those who bash this area and stay, and stay, and stay.

7:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your right he does look like Kurt Russell, does this mean O'Reilly is married to Goldie Hawn???

4:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always had a great respect for people like Derry Bird, DEbbie DUnleavy and J Kristopher because they never left the area. Nolan Johannes is going on nearly 25 years with wnep and he remained here even though he was not a native. ON the other hand, you can't blame someone for wanting more cash and advancement; its just that I feel those who stayed were somehow placing a bit more faith in SWB.

12:33 PM  

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