Thursday, May 27, 2010
Art Linkletter has died, at the age of 97. He was a gentle, charming man who loved listening to children. When I was seven I appeared on his television show "House Party," with some other kids from my school. Unlike most grownups, Art knew how to talk to kids. He had a knack for asking ordinary questions that elicited unexpected answers. I remember sitting on the set in my little chair, rattled by the bright lights and the audience's gaze, worried that I would give the wrong answer. Then Art sat down next to me and smiled, and I realized there was no wrong answer.
Posted by Tai at 9:32 AM