I was saddened to read about the recent death of TV host Gary Collins. I really liked Gary and appeared on his national show in 1991. I had to follow the Parents of Murdered Children, and during the commercial break, everyone on the set was crying–except for Gary and I. Gary apologized profusely to me, and I said, “After you introduce me, I’ll say, ‘Enough about murder! Let’s cook up some spicy shrimp!'”
Gary said, “Better not Dave, and your 5-minute segment has been cut to 3. Can you do it?”
“Of course,” I replied, and you can click here to see what happened.
I rode back to the hotel in a van with the parents, and the spokesman for the group apologized to me too for ruining my segment.
“It’s not about me,” I told him. “Sorry for your loss.”