Jewish Journal


March 11, 2011

Tragedy in Japan Trumps TV’s Funniest Moments


I’ve been immersed in the comedy world these past several weeks, working with one of our top women comics to develop the pilot for a new TV series. Consequently, with my eye on funny, I’d been planning to blog about TVs five funniest moments this week, at least three of which would have been claimed by the irascible Charlie Sheen.

But then last night, I sat in front of the telly, gripped by the events playing out in Japan. As the news broke, I immediately called a close friend whose son is spending his junior year at college in Tokyo. He is fine…Thank goodness! But that is not the case for many, many others.

It was truly horrifying to watch innocent people, in their cars, their homes, or perhaps simply making their way down the street, taken unawares and swept away in the giant wave of debris.

Shocking, devastating, tragic…

I cannot write about funny moments this morning. All I can think about is the tragedy playing out in Japan and what we can do to help.

Your thoughts?

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