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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Former FOX8 Meteorologist Frank Deal Dead at 84

(By Van Denton, FOX 8 News) - Our man in the Piedmont, Frank Deal, passed away at the age of 84 on Sunday morning, January 24, at 4:30 am. For nearly 30 years, Frank brought the weather to many homes here in the Piedmont and he would close his informative forecast with a joke that would start with "our man in ..."

FOX8 Chief Meteorologist Van Denton worked with Frank from 1990 to 1996. Read Van's thoughts on the passing of the Piedmont legend and share some of your own memories of Frank Deal.


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