What Soda Commercials Would Look Like If They Told The Truth

February 8, 2016 by  
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Soda commercials so often depict cute baby polar bears, families hugging or people who probably don’t drink soda looking glamorous drinking the stuff.

And while this year’s Super Bowl ad portrayed Coca Cola as desirable to the likes of Ant Man and the Hulk, what would these TV spots look like if they focused on soda’s real characteristics?

The Cracked video above takes a stab at ads that are a little more truthful about the part “wet sugar with bubbles” plays in America’s health struggles, including its role in obesity and some major dental issues.

While soda sales are steadily declining and Michelle Obama has pushed to decrease the number of soda sales in schools, kids are often Big Soda’s primary target. If soda companies were to actually be honest with the impressionable minds and taste buds of these potential customers, their advertisements would certainly be closer to this parody.

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This Nun Tweeted The Super Bowl And It Was A Heavenly Gift From God

February 8, 2016 by  
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Sister Miriam James has been on Twitter since 2010 as @OneGroovyNun. As a member of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (and blogger), she is literally doing God’s work. 

But now, she has hashtag blessed us all by bringing that work to us on the Internet, live-tweeting her and her sisters’ experience watching the biggest game of the year. It was really magical.


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Donald Trump Was On Fire At Saturday’s Debate

February 7, 2016 by  
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Donald Trump is a racist, sexist, fear-mongering serial liar. But when he’s right, he’s right. And on Saturday night, he was on.

As many Republicans have noted in their attacks against Trump, he does not adhere to conservative-magazine-style orthodoxy on many issues — particularly economic policy. During Saturday’s GOP debate, Trump embraced his economic populism and reluctance to intervene in foreign conflicts with great results. Of course, he also promised to commit war crimes and otherwise disqualify himself.

Trump had skipped the prior GOP debate, which took place on the evening of the Iowa caucus but was the second lowest-rated debate of the cycle. With Trump back, the entertainment returned — and often, it was at the broad expense of the Republican Party.

In his signature abrasive, arrogant style, Trump put his finger to his lips to shush former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, drawing boos from the crowd. Yet he managed to turn this into one of the best lines of the night. First, he joked that all the boos were coming from Jeb donors. Then, he added that it’s actually true that the tickets for the debate had all gone to major donors.

“The RNC told us, ‘We have all donors in the audience,’” Trump said he was told when his campaign reached out for tickets. That’s the kind of statement that is both true and never spoken in polite company, and gets at the rot in the system that Trump has run against.

He soon got even more controversial, weighing in on North Korea, health care, and much more.

China Should Deal With North Korea

From the very beginning, Trump has taken a less bellicose approach to foreign policy than his GOP rivals. He routinely touts his opposition to the Iraq War and the Obama administration’s intervention in Libya to oust Muammar Gaddafi.

And the real estate mogul has welcomed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to get involved in the Syrian war on behalf of Syrian President Bashar Assad, claiming it’s better for the country to become Putin’s burden to bear, rather than a responsibility of the United States.

Trump extended this hands-off approach to North Korea on Saturday night, claiming that China could take care of it for the U.S. — and he’s not wrong.

“China says they don’t have that good of control over North Korea,” Trump said. “They have tremendous control.”

Asked whether he would approve a military strike on the isolated nation, Trump said China would be better off dealing with the country, either diplomatically or militarily.

“I would get on with China, let China solve that problem,” Trump said. “They can do it quickly and surgically. That’s what we should do with North Korea.”

China is one of the few major countries in the world that has significant support for North Korea, and I think we got to do everything we can to put pressure on China.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)

Although it may not be quite as simple as he says, Trump’s approach to North Korea is closer to that of Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) than that of his Republican rivals.

Sanders said in the Democratic debate on Thursday night that North Korea is more dangerous for the U.S. than Iran or Russia — and insisted that China should be a key player in neutralizing that threat.

“Our goal there, in my view, is to work and lean strongly on China to put as much pressure,” Sanders said. “China is one of the few major countries in the world that has significant support for North Korea, and I think we got to do everything we can to put pressure on China.”

The Obama administration has also asked China to pressure North Korea over its nuclear weapons program.

There is a reason for that. China is “North Korea’s most important ally, biggest trading partner, and main source of food, arms, and energy,” according to the Council on Foreign Relations.

Trump’s Health Care Plan Would Not Let People Die On The Street

Trump has been an outlier among the Republican candidates for openly embracing universal health care, and Saturday night was no exception.

He has not only expressed positive feelings for the single-payer, government-run health insurance programs common in other developed nations, but also refused to disavow his views on the matter at the first Republican debate in August, conceding that such programs work well in Canada and Scotland.

Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) and other Republicans have attacked Trump for unapologetically embracing universal health care.

On Saturday, Trump offered a few more details about how he would replace Obamacare. Previously, he had merely described his plan as “something terrific.”

Trump said he would increase competition between insurance companies and encourage individual health savings accounts.

But what was most noteworthy was how he said it, repeatedly attacking private insurance companies.

“The insurance companies are getting rich on Obamacare,” Trump said. “The insurance companies are getting rich on health care and health services and everything having to do with health. We are going to end that.”

What I do say is there will be a certain number of people that will be on the street dying, and as a Republican, I don’t want that to happen.
Donald Trump

Trump even embraced his compassionate side, vaguely promising to provide some kind of a government-run solution for poor Americans who would still not be able to afford health care.

“What I do say is there will be a certain number of people that will be on the street dying, and as a Republican, I don’t want that to happen,” Trump said. “We’re going to take care of people that are dying on the street because there will be a group of people that are not going to be able to even think in terms of private or anything else and we’re going to take care of those people.”

Eminent Domain Is Great

Trump’s critics have gone after him for his use of eminent domain — a legal maneuver that allows businesses or the government to seize private property for some other purpose. Pressed about such practices during the debate, Trump went beyond saying that eminent domain is legal, and that he simply followed the law as a businessperson.

Instead, he made a forthright defense of eminent domain. Without it, he argued, we couldn’t build roads, bridges, factories, hospitals, universities — or, he added with a delicate twist of the GOP knife, the Keystone XL Pipeline.

In the Republican primary, the Keystone pipeline is second to the Lord Christ himself in unquestioned acceptance. “The Keystone pipeline, without eminent domain, would not go 10 feet,” said Trump, more or less accurately.

Bush responded by saying that, well, the pipeline is a public project, so that’s different. After he regained the platform, Trump shushed him, adding that the pipeline was quite obviously a private project. It is being pursued by the company TransCanada.

Of course, Trump also telegraphed that he would commit war crimes during the debate. “I would bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding,” he said.

Editor’s Note: Donald Trump is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist, birther and bully who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.

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Salma Hayek Rushed To ER Wearing NSFW ‘Naked’ Top

February 6, 2016 by  
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Salma Hayek wasn’t exactly dressed for the occasion when she was rushed to ER on Friday night.

The “Frida” star was taken to hospital after suffering a head injury on set of her latest movie “Drunk Parents,” reports U.S. Weekly. 

But she was wearing a top that made it look like she was naked, apart from a pair of hands cupping her breasts.

The injury thankfully turned out to be minor — and Hayek laughed off her inappropriate attire by posting this snap to Instagram:

“Unfortunately my wardrobe for the scene was completely inappropriate for the hospital,” Hayek, 49, wrote.

She thanked doctors Foster and Ellspermann, who it’s believed appear alongside her in the image, adding, “and don’t worry it didn’t make me any crazier than I was!”

It’s unclear exactly which hospital Hayek attended, but it’s believed to be in upstate New York.

“Drunk Parents” also stars Joe Manganiello, Bridget Moynahan and Alec Baldwin and is about two parents trying to hide their financial issues from their daughter, per IMDB. It’s due out later this year.


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Roger Goodell: I Would Encourage My Son To Play Football

February 5, 2016 by  
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"I would certainly encourage him to [play football]." – Goodell on if he'd let his son play football https://t.co/Z0j5pERPuV

— Good Morning America (@GMA) February 5, 2016

National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell has hit back at claims the sport is dangerous, saying that if he had a son, he would hope he played.

His comments come after a spike in concussions and a study finding that 76 out of 79 deceased NFL players showed signs of a degenerative brain disease.

“I would not only want him to play football, I would certainly encourage him to do it and I would let him do it,” the father of two daughters said on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Friday.

“There are tremendous values from playing the game of football,” he added, noting that “there are risks involved with anything in life.”

In the deceased players study, researchers from the VA/BU repository — once the “preferred” brain bank of the NFL — found that out of 128 it examined, 101 tested positive for the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, also known as CTE.

Former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, who died in 2015 of colon cancer, had also suffered from CTE, his doctor told ESPN this week.

The number of concussions in the NFL rose in 2015-2016 to 271 — the highest count in the past four years — up from 206 in 2014-2015. 

Numbers will “go up and they’re going to go down in any given season,” Goodell said, “but screenings went up 108 percent and also we saw more self-reporting from players and teammates,” he said. “That’s what I call the culture change.”

The league has a history of reforming the rules to enhance safety, he said. Most recently, they’ve invested $100 million in brain disease research.

The approach the NFL needs to take is to “make sure we show people how to get the most out of playing sports and doing it safely,” he said.

Other initiatives the football league has adopted include the “Heads Up” program, which teachers players to tackle without using their heads, and the placement of independent neurologists on all sidelines to evaluate injured players.

The Denver Broncos face off against the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 this Sunday in San Francisco.


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#BeforeFacebookI Hashtag Reminds Us What Life Was Like Before Social Media

February 4, 2016 by  
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Remember a time before Facebook existed? 

A time when you never had to worry about seeing people from high school again? When you remembered people’s birthdays because you actually cared about them, and not because you got a day-of notification?

Yeah, neither do we. 

But thanks to a segment on the @midnight show with Chris Harwick on Tuesday, Facebook and Twitter users waxed nostalgia for the good ole days and shared their pre-Facebook memories using the hashtag #BeforeFacebookI. 

It's hard to believe but there really was a time before Facebook so tonight we're playing #BeforeFacebookIhttps://t.co/2zcEzmqHez

— @midnight (@midnight) February 3, 2016

There were, of course, some very funny ones:

#BeforeFacebookI had to drive to my crush's house to stalk them. @midnight

— @midnight (@midnight) February 3, 2016

#BeforeFacebookI had to keep a book of ACTUAL FACES. @midnight

— Chris Hardwick (@hardwick) February 3, 2016

#BeforeFacebookI never liked anything @midnight

— Andy McDonald (@iamandymcdonald) February 3, 2016

Some that were too real:

#BeforeFacebookI assumed everyone knew the difference between their, they're and there.

But we were wrong. Very wrong.

— musicMagpie (@musicMagpie) February 3, 2016

#BeforeFacebookI had one of these until like 7th grade I could only call my mom pic.twitter.com/XmBUHWBKyK

— JAY VERSACE (@tharealversace) February 3, 2016

And then there were some that were surprisingly sincere, showing just how instrumental the social media platform has been in prompting social change:

#BeforeFacebookI wasn't able to share such amazing images from our work, like this from Timor-Leste. #WaterWednesday pic.twitter.com/yWYKdvTaTq

— WaterAid UK (@WaterAidUK) February 3, 2016

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Can You Spot What’s Wrong With This Picture?

February 3, 2016 by  
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Welp, this is news to us. ¯\_(?)_/¯ pic.twitter.com/m8WDqEBQGe

— Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers) February 3, 2016

Congratulations to the Florida Panthers, the first team in NHL history to make it to the Super Bowl. The Panthers will face off against the Denver Broncos, a football team, on Sunday at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. 

You won’t want to miss this cross-sport match. Should be one for the ages.


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On Water Problems and Media Coverage: Is the Media Spread too Thin?

February 2, 2016 by  
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It turns out that Flint, MI, is not the only community with a water crisis.

Sebring, OH, is facing its own water crisis which, at least as far as I have seen, is not being covered nearly as widely as the large-scale crisis in Flint. Sebring is a very small town of around 4,000 people which recent water tests showed as having abnormally high levels of both lead and copper, prompting schools to be closed pending further testing. But whereas Flint is dominating the news right now, the crisis in Sebring appears to have not captured widespread media interest?–?something I can also attest to.

As I write this, my hometown in Kentucky is also facing a water crisis of its own. Sometime around 1 AM on Thursday morning, I noticed that I had no water pressure. Minor water problems are nothing new here; I live on an upper floor of the building, and it’s common for the water pressure to experience extreme fluctuations. When I attempt to wash the dishes, for example, I sometimes will have next to no water pressure at all; other times, it will be fine, and the majority of the time, it’s mediocre-yet-usable. Hot water sometimes will not even run, as opposed to running but being either cold or lukewarm. It’s a way of life here.

So initially, I thought nothing of it. That was until over two hours later, when I found that I still had no water pressure to speak of. It was at this time that I called the Housing Authority’s answering service to see if any other tenants had complained about water issues. The lady who answered said that no one else had reported any issues. I put in a formal complaint that I hadn’t had any water in over two hours. She took my phone number and said she would report it to maintenance. I finally went to bed at around 4:30 AM; no one ever bothered to return my call or come up to the apartment. As far as the conversation went, I was the only person in the complex who had no access to running water, and I was on my own.

I didn’t sleep much that night, waking up at around 9:30 AM and finally just getting up at 10:00 or so. When I woke up and went to the bathroom, water service was partially restored; the cold water ran, but not the hot. I went downstairs to the office at around 11 AM or so, and there were bottles of water for residents to pick up. The woman in the office told me that there had been a water line break with no ETA on when water service would be restored; the break had occurred literally right outside the building. At this time, the water had been shut back off entirely; I rechecked it before going downstairs. I decided that I was going to have to go out to eat and would recheck things when I got home. I had a sink full of dirty dishes; my skillets were dirty, and I had no food other than canned soup which could be prepared without either a skillet or water. And with a sink full of dirty dishes, I could only use up so much in terms of bowls or silverware before finally needing to wash them.

The water was back on when I returned home, but when I spoke to residents downstairs, I learned that there was now a Boil Water Advisory in effect. This was basically all I could find out; in fact, it’s not even clear exactly how much of the town is covered by it.

No Coverage and No Information

One FYI before I continue: The utility situation here is that, in general, we don’t pay water or utility bills; the only things we are responsible for are TV, phone, Internet, and a small monthly charge five months out of the year of $20 apiece for electricity ($100 per year). So we don’t actually receive bills with support numbers for the basics, such as water service.

When I came back to my apartment, I decided to check for local announcements on the Internet to try and find more information about the Boil Water Advisory, namely its approximate duration and the exact parts of town affected. I was dismayed when I found literally no information whatsoever from any source. I sent two tweets to an anchor at one of our local news stations to whom I have spoken on Twitter before but did not receive a response. Late last night, and again this evening, I tried to dig up information from any conceivable source. I can still find no information whatsoever. To make matters worse, when I again spoke with the lady in our office today, she told me that in actuality, this Boil Water Advisory may be indefinite because it will depend on the next round of testing. We do not know when that testing will happen.

Few Dedicated Media Sources; Poor Local Coverage

The basic media presence in my area consists of three television stations and two primary local papers. We naturally have access to major sources such as USA Today, Lexington Herald Leader, and so forth. The problem with my corner of Kentucky, however, is that we have literally zero news stations dedicated to Kentucky, and only one of the two newspapers is based in Kentucky. The only television station located in this part of Kentucky is dedicated solely to religious programming and westerns. Take a look at this list of TV stations within Kentucky; the closest mainstream station is located in Morehead, which is approximately 60 to 90 minutes away.

Our biggest problem with the three local television stations is that they are quite literally spread too thin; each one covers territory in parts of three states. Each covers the majority of West Virginia; a chunk of southeastern Ohio; and most of eastern Kentucky. WOWK, for example, covers a total of 61 counties within these three states. This is a relatively large geographic area for one or even multiple stations to cover; there is simply no way to cover every significant news story within such an expansive area! So I tried again to request media coverage of our water situation:

.@WOWK13News @WSAZnews @wchs8fox11 Will someone please try to find out about the Boil Water Advisory for parts of Boyd County??

— Jason Fuller (@BlueLightsShine) January 29, 2016

.@WOWK13News @WSAZnews @wchs8fox11 I cannot find out ANY information from any source as to what areas are impacted or its duration!

— Jason Fuller (@BlueLightsShine) January 29, 2016

Visiting the Web sites for our two local newspapers similarly turned up no information on the Boil Water Advisory, or even that there have been any problems with water in the area. Over the last approximately three weeks, there have been no fewer than three different sites around town where I either witnessed water problems (an apparently gushing line over on the highway) or saw places which had been dug up (outside our building and near the city limits). When I was in downtown Ashland just days ago, I even noticed what appeared to be a fourth site of possible water problems on a closed side street.

Perhaps most amazingly in all of this, however, is that even visiting the Web site for the city of Ashland?–?which supplies water to our town?–?turned up no information! In fact, it appears no announcement has even crossed its surface since November 2015. In checking the various sections of the site, I was also unable to locate a specific page for the water department, nor could I find anything specific for them on a standard Web search. In short, there is literally no official information to be found anywhere with regard to water problems in this town! Tonight, I still have a sink full of dirty dishes which I cannot wash due to contaminated water, and I am having to eat out for most of my meals now, spending money I don’t really have since I’m only just now re-entering the workforce after three months.

This is not the first time we have had water problems, nor is it the first time there has been little, if any, coverage. Water problems tend to come up for different sections of town every few months. I can’t even recall how many times the site near the city limits has been dug up. It’s not uncommon for there to be a veritable crater in the middle of the highway for days or even weeks on end at that location. For the last few years, particularly during winter, there have been issues with line breaks and low water pressure, most of which are rarely, if ever, covered by any local media outlet. I even enlisted help from independent journalist Rania Khalek in early 2014, when we were having problems at the same time as West Virginia’s massive water contamination crisis. A snippet from that E-mail:

I went to Speedway, one of the local convenience stores, to see if they had any water; at this point, so many of our local businesses were starting to accommodate the crisis in West Virginia that I began worrying about our own access to water. Sure enough, they were nearly sold out. I got a couple of liters, though. But I decided to ask what they had heard. One of the clerks told me that he was told by the water department that they were going to shut the water completely OFF Friday night; that didn’t happen, but it alerted me they might still do so. Then I talked to a couple of customers; one told me she heard it might be resolved sometime today (it’s not).

This is a perfect example of local media being spread too thin; while everyone was focused on West Virginia’s water crisis, a smaller-yet-still-important water crisis was almost completely ignored.

And even cultural events are sometimes ignored by The Daily Independent. For example, my mother told me recently about a concert she would have tried to attend?–?except for the fact that there were no local media announcements until that newspaper published one on the day of the show. This is quite common for the paper; many cultural events are not announced until either very close to their scheduled dates, or sometimes after the fact. This is naturally a great way to show support of local businesses and events, by publicizing events when it’s too late for anyone to make plans to attend.

I suspect our town’s problems with being relatively ignored by the local media are not isolated. I can picture many smaller communities around the United States facing struggles of their own, yet not receiving the type of attention which could help make a difference. I’m certainly not an expert in the field, but I cannot imagine that the overall trend of media consolidation within many markets is helping. The reason I decided to write this is to try and bring some type of focus to the problem?–?and maybe help my community and others like it a little bit in the process. For now, I simply hope that our water problems are resolved soon, and that someone in our area will take note and actually give us some information.

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If These Ads Work, They’ll Be Irrelevant In 5 Years

February 1, 2016 by  
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Five years from now, Jonathan Beamer wants different rivals.

Two weeks after unveiling a new slate of TV commercials, the chief marketing officer of SolarCity — the solar panel company chaired by billionaire Elon Musk — said he hopes future ads won’t be focused on the problems that come of burning fossil fuels.

“My guess is that, in five years, we’ll be much farther along in the process of realizing that coal and oil and gas are dirty and are behind us,” Beamer told The Huffington Post by phone on Monday. Ads for solar panels will then compete with other renewable energy producers instead.

SolarCity rolled out three 30-second animations last month meant to juxtapose the simplicity of generating solar against the complicated and environmentally damaging process behind coal, gas or oil. In one, a narrator speaking at an auctioneer’s pace explains how coal becomes electricity. A prehistoric dragonfly fossilizes into coal, which is then extracted by coughing workers and shipped by a smoke-spewing train. Another set of workers, also hacking up lungs, then burn the coal at a power plant emitting carbon into the air. All the lights in the town turn on. The final five seconds of the ad shows, by contrast, a house equipped with rooftop solar panels. The process there is explained in one second: the sun comes up.

It’s a straightforward, cutesy way of simplifying a dry, complicated issue. That’s how all ads should be to attract more customers.

“If you can make ads that are the level of fit and finish of a bank ad or an insurance ad, it makes us seem like we’re stable and trustworthy, and that our time is now,” said Beamer, who came to SolarCity over a year ago from the insurance giant Progressive. “That’s opposed to where we came from, which is grass-roots, startup campaigns where we were screaming at people.”

Solar energy made tremendous strides last year. There are now more solar jobs in the United States than oil extraction jobs — though the oil jobs still pay better. The historic accord reached at December’s climate talks in Paris created a framework in which solar will play an increasingly bigger role in powering the planet. Solar installations may provide 3.5 percent of U.S. power by 2020, according to data from the Solar Energy Industries Association.

“A lot of what we do today is just teaching consumers that they have any choice at all,” Beamer said. “The utilities are monopolies.”

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Beloved Broadcaster Terry Wogan Dead At 77

January 31, 2016 by  
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Terry Wogan, an Irish radio and TV broadcaster whose career spanned five decades, died on Sunday, his family said. He was 77. 

In a statement to BBC News, Wogan’s family said he died “after a short but brave battle with cancer.”

“He passed away surrounded by his family,” they added. “While we understand he will be missed by many, the family ask that their privacy is respected at this time.”

Wogan, who was born in Limerick, Ireland, hosted the BBC Radio 2 breakfast show “The Terry Wogan Show” from 1972 to 1984, and “Wake Up to Wogan” from 1993 to 2009. He also had a chat show called “Wogan” on Radio 1.

The veteran broadcaster was a commentator for the “Eurovision Song Contest” for many years in the U.K., and hosted the BBC “Children in Need” telethon since it began in 1980. 

Prior to working for the BBC — where he spent the majority of his career — Wogan was a newsreader and announcer for Ireland’s Radio Eireann. 

During his final Radio 2 broadcast, Wogan told fans (whom he dubbed the TOGs, or Terry’s Old Geezers and Gals): ”The years together with you have not only been a pleasure but a privilege. You have allowed me to share your lives with you. When you tell me how important I have been in your lives it’s very moving. You have been every bit as important in mine.”

Famous fans and friends of Wogan’s, including BBC Radio 2 presenter and new “Top Gear” host Chris Evans and singer Alison Moyet, were quick to share tributes to the iconic broadcaster on social media.  

I can hardly believe my old friend Sir Terry Wogan has died. RIP Terry and thanks for being a friend.

— Tony Blackburn (@tonyblackburn) January 31, 2016

We are all so terribly sad upon hearing of the passing of Terry. I can't put into words how the whole Radio 2 family is feeling.

— Chris Evans (@achrisevans) January 31, 2016

Our most heartfelt thoughts go out to Helen, Mark, Alan and Katherine. To many of us Terry was Radio 2. We still can't believe it.

— Chris Evans (@achrisevans) January 31, 2016

So sad to hear about Sir Terry, what a man! Funny, sharp, warm, inspiring and so much fun to be around. We'll miss him. rest in peace ??

— nick grimshaw (@grimmers) January 31, 2016

The Don is gone – Will miss you so much head of The Murphia. Thanks for your blessing & your friendship. #SirTerry pic.twitter.com/Phc6GagGj8

— Eamonn Holmes (@EamonnHolmes) January 31, 2016

He has now left, entirely empty, my childhood kitchen.
The class of '77 have truly grown.
I shall miss your voice terribly.#TerryWogan

— Alison Moyet (@AlisonMoyet) January 31, 2016

There are great TV broadcasters & great radio broadcasters. Terry Wogan was the greatest TV & Radio broadcaster. A legend of all airwaves.

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 31, 2016

BBC One also announced that Monday night’s episode of “The One Show” would pay tribute to Wogan. 

Tomorrow night's episode of The One Show will be a tribute to the late Sir Terry Wogan.

— BBC One (@BBCOne) January 31, 2016

In 2005, Wogan was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. 

He is survived by his wife, Helen, and their three children. The couple also had a child who died in infancy. 

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