I use Gmail, which means I get to stare at ads (if I wish) while I check my messages. I can’t tell you why this particular ad arrived, but it did and it distressed me.
I have watched Hugh Downs most of my life. Though he was a ‘newsman’ on 20/20, he was first Jack Paar’s announcer and a game show host–I used to watch him on Concentration every day. He did TV commercials for Mobil Oil (I believe). He even appeared in an episode of “Car 54 Where Are You,” where he was stopped for speeding on the Hutchinson River Parkway!
This is not about journalistic integrity. Hell, though they won’t let me, I’m not above doing commercials.
I just would have thought at this point in his life, Hugh could sit back and relax and not sell his name to bring credibility to a product.
Maybe I’m just being too judgmental?