PatriotPartner and I are watching “Greatest American” live on Discovery Channel. The nominees are Washington, Lincoln, MLK Jr, Reagan and Ben Franklin.
I’ll live-blog the show until the winner is announced.
First observation… I noted that the in-studio audience booed Ronald Reagan, yet the Reagan contingent sounded most enthusiastic about their candidate. Matt Lauer actually gave the “booers”… in the Martin Luther King section, by the way… a verbal smackdown.
9:15 PM — They just announced that by only 1/10 of a vote…. Ben Franklin eeked out President George W. Bush for the 5th top spot in the online and phone voting over the past three weeks. JFK and Clinton… wound up below President GW Bush. Heh.
9:20PM — Every US President since 1933 was named by America to the Top 100…except Gerald Ford. That’s a shame. History will judge him much higher I believe.