how creep-making Phil Donohue was. The prototype of modern TV journalism. All that caring, concern, highmindedness, brow-furrowing, the pleading body language, ethical sensitivity for the underdeveloped masses, cluelessness.
Reminds me of a friend of mine, who used to cover his high IQ and rather ruthlessly dogmatic frame of mind with that aw-shucks Midwestern good-hearted ordinary guy response that Donohue shows here. Gee whiz, doncha think maybe we could make the world a little nicer?
Classic (honorary; he's too old) Boomer meets a realist. This is funny. HT to Dr. Sanity.