I hope everyone had a great Father's Day. I would like to take some time to recognize all the hard working dads out there. And also I would like to take a moment to remember the great man in my life, my dad, David Adame. My dad died in 2005. I will never forget his smile, his laugh, and his kindness.
I began to think about another father I met several years ago when I lived in Texas. His name is Terry Burgess.
My first job in television was working on an afternoon lifestyles show called KTAB 4U. It's the equivalent of "Central Valley Today" here in Fresno. It aired at 4 p.m. The topics were typically covering local businesses and features stories.
My producer and I would go out looking for guests to be on the show, sometimes the guests would find us, on some occasions though the guest would have a lasting impression on us.
I was sitting at my desk one afternoon when the phone rang. On the other end of the line was a man named Terry Burgess.
Now most of the time we'd get calls from people asking to come on the show to promote whatever product they had or basically to talk about themselves. I thought this would be one of those calls.
I was wrong.
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