Saturday, April 9, 2011

FOK News Channel for Saturday, April 9, 2011

Photo(s) Of The Day For April 9

OK, April 8th. The first, with another brand new executive:

Before the Mets' home opener with Joe Torre, MLB's new Vice President of Baseball Operations. Joe tells me his new office is the first office he's had, save for ones in ballparks. 30 years ago this August, Joe was my first television interview, for CNN, and 26 years ago this August we began working together at KTLA in Los Angeles. I think it's fair to say nobody in baseball is better liked than Mr. Torre.

From there, it's on to Cinema Village for the official premiere of the release of "American: The Bill Hicks Story." Yes – we're in a darkened theater, explaining the red-light quality:

I'm seated with Bill's brother Steve, and his mother Mary. If you don't know of Bill Hicks, you should go see this amazing and innovatively-produced film, read up, buy the book, buy his CDs.

In short, Bill was the best American comic/social commentator/satirist of the last 30 years.