A Life Long George Putnam Fan Says Good-Bye
September 14, 2008, 05:00 AM
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From: Ginny Alvarez (e-mail her)

Re: Joe Guzzardi`s Blog: George Putnam, (1914-2008) R.I.P.

I`ve lived in Los Angeles all my life and listened to George Putnam for most of my adult years.

A few years ago, I had the pleasure to meet him at a fund-raiser for his fellow broadcaster Terry Anderson.

Putnam was so gracious to me that I became an even bigger fan. I love the story he told about his father, during the Depression, being reduced to selling peanuts door to door.

Because of Franklin Roosevelt`s policies to put America back on its feet, Putnam became a "conservative Democrat." [George Putnam, Long Time L.A. Newsman, Dies at 94," by Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times, September 13, 2008]

But, despite his party affiliation, Republicans loved Putnam, too.

Richard Nixon called him America`s "most influential" broadcaster.

Like every other immigration reform patriot, I will miss George.

God bless him!

Alvarez works for a major international airline.