I was just about to watch Bill Moyers interview with Jon Stewart when the opening underwriters credits (the PBS equivalent of commercials) flashed across the screen. It was the usual group of foundations named after their wealthy benefactors and one corporate underwriter.
Everything was as expected until the name you see on the left flashed. Herb Alpert! Really – Is this the Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass Herb Alpert? The “A” of A&M Records. That Herb Alpert?
I am surprised. Was there that much money from A Taste Of Honey and Lee Michaels albums? Guess so.
I’m also surprised, because if Herb can do this, why have I never seen any other show biz types pitching in? You would think, with the political and social activism in Hollywood, someone would want to put their money where their mouth is.
It’s good to see Herb’s name in the public eye again.