Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Parental Warning

If you are a parent, or even if you are not, read the following story, but only after being warned to be prepared. Be prepared to be charmed, uplifted and happy to remember how good life is through the eyes of a spunky, smart and thoroughly adorable boy.

On March 3rd The Sacramento Bee ran that rare story- the one that makes you happy that you know how to read and that you read newspapers. One of those stories that makes you want to jump up and cheer. It was about a seven year old boy who runs his own weekly newspaper. This is a very short clip from the story written by Hudson Sangree

"Finn is 7 years old. His paper is called The Weekly Block and covers his own small part of the world in central Davis.

The second-grader with a mop of brown hair was inspired by the hero of his favorite tales, Geronimo Stilton, a storybook mouse and editor of The Rodent's Gazette.

"I was bored and thinking about Geronimo Stilton, and I said to myself, 'Hey, wouldn't it be fun to have my own paper."

Good Day Sacramento followed up with a televised interview. That clip may no longer be available, but this Friday, March 21 do what you need to so that you can watch Finn on The Live Desk with Martha MacCallum. According to Wrye Sententia, mother of the Editor-in-Chief, the littlest editor-in-chief is scheduled to be sharing his special brand of commentary on independent media. Information at this time is that the segment will be the last one, to air between between 10:30and 11AM here on the west coast.

Finns' newspaper can be found at http://www.theweeklyblock.com/
Martha MacCallum's show can be found at http://www.foxnews.com/livedesk/

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