Thank goodness you’ve found online. And thank goodness this isn’t just another New Year’s Resolution for 2016. We all know directly or indirectly, what happens to most of those “I Have a Dream” for positive change initiatives. They become yesterday’s news by the time Martin Luther King Day appears on the calendar.

This new website represents a unique idea. But it is an idea which is far from new. I have been doing live TV newscasts on an occasional basis since somewhere around the turn of the 21st Century.

It all began when I was asked to host a medical education event titled, “Live at Five.” Ironically, this program had the same name of the daily TV News show at the CBS owned and operated television station where I was blessed to break into the business.

“Live at Five” was presented by the pharmaceutical corporation, Sanofi-Aventis, They have the popular anticoagulant drug, Lovenox. The interactive live program was simulcast via satellite to large audiences in five major cities around the world.


Photo: Thomas Baldrick interviewing Graham Turpie, M.D.

Graham Turpie, M.D., one of the leading medical experts in the prevention and treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) was clearly the star of the show. My job as co-anchor or co-host was simply to keep the flow of news going in the program, and keep it on-time.

After the success of this live event, it led to future opportunities in the corporate meeting space. This often included producing daily Live TV Newscasts for major product launches and national sales meetings.

Every time we did these live events, it meant a different city and different venue. Every time was for an important company meeting with a variety of important stories to tell. Every time we did these live events, it meant performing, informing, and entertaining audiences. We reported on inside news the people were excited to hear. We featured inside people on camera the people were excited to see on the big screens.

So here we are now in 2016. is online. It’s fun to know some news never seems to get old.