Stories of patriotism have been absent from our discourse for the past two years and it might be a hopeful sign for late night denizens of the discourse that some of that reporting is returning to broadcast news.
Here's a passage from a report aired tonight about a KCMO tow truck driver taking a moment to offer a friendly helping hand . . .
"How are you doing? I'm a city snowplow operator and your flag fell, sir," Eric Randolph told the homeowner, handing the flag to him.
Randolph said he sees a lot of things on the road that make him stop and pull over, but he said he's never seen an American flag stuck in the snow like that.
"To me, it's personal. I don't ever like to see that," he said. "Be proud that you live in such a great country. That doesn't take any effort whatsoever to do the right thing."
The story is kinda campy but we also have to admit it's nice and a very real slice of Kansas City life.
Take a look . . .
A home security camera captures a Kansas City snowplow operator stopping to pick up an American flag blown down in Thursday's snowstorm."It was pretty hectic," said Eric Randolph.
And that reminds that that Long, long ago . . . TV stations didn't broadcast 24-hours-a-day and they signed off with the national anthem.
Take a peek . . .
We hope to have just a bit more for the morning update . . . STAY TUNED!!!