Barry Corbet wrote this Bully Pulpit as an intro to the Blockbuster NM we distributed at the 1996 Paralympics. The message was timely then and timeless now.
Originally published August 1996
Roll right up and come right in, ladies and gents, we’ve got big shots galore this month. We’ve got eye-popping movie stars and Eye-talian rock stars, world-class athletes and cold-facts activists. We’ve got the only openly quadriplegic recovering alcoholic conservative political candidate in captivity, and the second largest sporting event on earth. We’ve got Fonzi, Dangling and Squirt, and Jerry Lewis to boot.
What more could you want? You say you want our top-gun stars to get together on the issue, to walk our walk and talk our talk? Dream on.
We’ve got Christopher Reeve,