Tony: A Missouri Tribute To Tom Bogdon

In this digital era when some many people claim journalism is dying, it’s somewhat comforting to know that a great many people are celebrating the legacy of local reporting left by Tom Bogdon.

While so many blog posts, tabloid gossip and print media sponsored content is quickly forgotten. Dedicated news watchers should know that a commitment to the community through journalism is something not so easily taken for granted as mere “content.”

Currently, Kansas City’s Missouri State Representative Mike Talboy is introducing a Resolution in the State House that speaks to amazing life that Bogdon led and
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4 Responses to Tony: A Missouri Tribute To Tom Bogdon

  1. Anonymous says:

    tracy thomas
    I of course knew Tom, from his days as a fine reporter for the KC Times, I believe–when the Star published twice a day, the Times and the Star. He covered City Hal, and oh, my, he and Jerry Jette, Charley Wheeler’s Admin. Asst. and Campaign Manager, loved to tell stories.

    I think it was Bogdon (and perhaps Roger Moore, another great reporter) who were sitting in Jerry’s City Hall office. That’s when they had so many reporters, they could sent two to cover a beat!!!! Bogdon scrutinized Jerry’s walls for clues to possible stories. He stared at the map of the City, thinking he had an “aha/gotcha” moment. Bogdon asked Jerry, “What do the red pins in the map represent?”

    Jerry said, “Oh, the pins represent who voted for Wheeler in the last election. So we can do favors for them.”

    With a gleam in his eye, Bogdon stood up and touched a tiny square entirely blanketed in red pins. “So exactly where is THAT location, Jette?!”

    Jerry responded, “Oh, that’s Mount Olivet Cemetery. They came in VERY heavy for Wheeler!”

    Bogdon knew he’d been been tricked once again by Jette, the Irish trickster, and of course Tom took it with a hearty laugh.

    He used to call me, even 15 and 20 years later, just to reminisce. What a great guy he was.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I also thought Roger Moore made a great Bond. Tracy you would make a great Bond Girl. Though I would check you for weapons.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Can’t say
    Obviously Jojo would be Oddball in a Bond movie.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I think it was Odd Job. Maybe Jaws would be better.

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