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And So It Goes

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Years ago  there was a highly popular overnight show on NBC, quirky and fun.  Host Linda Ellerbee would end the program with the words “And So It Goes.”   The show met with an unfortunate termination after only a few years and Ellerbee went on to write a  book about the broadcast news industry and to form Lucky Duck Productions.   I remember meeting Linda Ellerbee at the Red Sage Restaurant.  I was there with some of my colleagues and folks from Mattel, we had just finished a news conference and an all day event with then CEO Jill Barnard and track star Florence  Griffith Joyner and her husband.   We were pretty loud and someone from Ms. Ellerbee’s table came over to our table to ask us to tone it down.  I looked over and saw her and rushed over to her and  gushed about my insomnia and my desire to see her back on television again..   She said she was done with the news business.  I think Lucky Duck was in its infancy and now of course it is an an award winning production company producing programs and features for a myriad of networks.   Jill Barnard is no longer CEO of Mattel and Flo Jo passed a few years after the event.   Lucky Duck — still going strong.

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