KBDI Enjoyed Special Relationship with George Carlin
Release Date: 06/23/08
Author: M Simmons
DENVER – June 23, 2008 – KBDI-TV deeply mourns the passing of comedian George Carlin.
Carlin, who died yesterday, had an ongoing relationship with KBDI, Channel 12, performing in eight benefit concerts since 1994. The last Carlin concert for KBDI was on April 12 of this year.
Carlin performed shows for large promoters throughout the country. But in Denver he instead chose to support KBDI Colorado Public Television exclusively.
“It’s not about the money,” Carlin explained to KBDI staff member Roth. “It is about loyalty, making the right choices and helping support an organization that truly makes a difference.”
“George Carlin reflected KBDI’s deep commitment to freedom of speech,” Wick Rowland, KBDI general manager, said. “He had an unwavering, clear-eyed capacity through comedy to see the truth and bravely share his insight.”
Contact: Marcia Simmons, KBDI Marketing Director, 303-489-4012