From 1989, to 2004, on TVNZ, there was a program called
This was Sir Paul Holmes at his best, controversial, inquiring, compassionate, with interviews that had that extra oomph. He left in 2004, amid some controversy after a comment that many did not like.
Monday to Friday, for 15 years, 7 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. New Zealanders watched and listened to, the then, Paul Holmes, at his scintillating best.
At the end his words would be,
“ Those were our people today, that’s Holmes tonight.”
Today in the NZ Herald and the Dominion Post are these cartoons from Rod Emmerson and Tom Scott.
They portray Sir Paul, arriving at the Pearly Gates, Sir Peter waiting for his arrival, but the tables are turned in favour of Sir Paul.
Both cartoons courtesy of the internet.
And here is Sir Paul Holmes, his first show in Heaven.
I am fortunate to be the age I am, which means I have enjoyed the programs, interviews, seen many sides of this man, for many years, but the two cartoons today depict him at his very best.
Sir Paul, I hope the Pearly Gates were open wide, the microphone ready, and an assured captive audience listening to every word.
Quotation of the day from Henrik Ibsen
“ A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed”
Greetings from Jean