I can’t give away too many of the details at this point, until more is known about this upcoming event. What I can tell you is that it will be “telecast” (is that the correct word, in this modern age of technology?) on a cable channel in a quaint historic town in northeastern Massachusetts — a community that actually traces its beginnings back to Revolutionary War times!
The subject of this program will, of course, be history — but I can assure you, the conversations will be anything but dry, boring, and sleep-inducing. Not if I have anything to do with it! But, I do have to continually remind myself that young eyes could be watching, in order that my comments and remarks will remain family friendly. Not an easy task for someone such as myself with such a down-to-earth… or is that “earthy”…outlook and perspective.
The hostess of the show, a charming woman named Eleanor Gavazzi, certainly did her part to keep the conversation going with questions, witty retorts, and timely observations that connected my own colonial-era bantering with references to similar subjects, events, and cultural phenomena in this 21st century world.
And, to borrow a bit of your contemporary jargon, here is a little spoiler alert about what may transpire in this program: you might hear an authentic Franklin performance of a song that was penned fairly recently, inspired by my own adventures in Paris… so stay tuned, as they say, and hear it for yourself!
Your humble servant,