From the Editor

Sticking With My Day Job



Bob Capazzo

There’s a reason I’m not a network television executive. A very good reason. I don’t know what I’m talking about. When the drama Lost premiered, I gave it one season. A bunch of people stranded on an island with a mysterious entity controlling the big picture. Puhleeze. Gilligan’s Island on acid. Lost is now in its fifth season with a cultlike following (I don’t even think of calling my sister during an episode).

When the ABC reality show Dancing With the Stars hit the air, it was a no-brainer — won’t even last a season, I chuckled to myself. Actors, comedians and athletes shuffling across a dance floor in an attempt to perform dances that I hadn’t heard of since my sixth-grade dancing school days? The rumba, cha-cha and two-step are entertainment? Really? Apparently about twenty-five million people think so. The show is now in its sixth season (yes, sixth; they film two seasons a year) and has, by all accounts, become an entertainment phenomenon.

This underdog has skyrocketed to the top of the network rating charts.

And there is little doubt that host Tom Bergeron, with his quick wit, endearing charm, self-effacing humor and guy-next-door good looks, is a component of this success. In between trips from his home in Old Greenwich to Paris and Los Angeles, Tom sat for an interview with us. He also found time to ham it up for our cover shoot at a venue close to his heart, the Avon Theater in Stamford.

What struck me about Tom is his amazing versatility. “Hollywood” Tom is at home bantering on the sets of Dancing With the Stars, America’s Funniest Home Videos and Good Morning America. “Greenwich” Tom is at home playing the role of regular guy — hitting the local Starbucks, attending charity events and enjoying life with his wife and two daughters. Spend any amount of time with him and you just know that no matter how much he plays to the camera, this man is genuine to the core.

It’s a real pleasure to meet people like Tom. And as long as I’m not dispensing career advice, we’ll be just fine.

—Cristin Marandino

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