to air 29 September 1998, USA
Dan: This network, the Continental Sports Channel, has asked me to clarify some remarks I made in a publication that hit your newsstands this morning. It is possible that one could come away from this article with the impression that I don't believe that drugs are a desctructive and deadly force on our culture, our economy and on the lives of our children. (long pause)
Dave: Talk to me Dana.
Dana: Stay with him.
Natalie: Casey, be ready to take us to commercial.
Isaac: Come on Daniel.
Dan: I have a younger brother named Sam. Sam's a genius. I mean literally. As a kid, he tested off the charts. The first computer I ever had, he built from a kit he bought earning money tutoring other kids in math. He's energetic and articulate, curious and funny. A great source of pride to our parents. And there's no doubt that he'd be living a great life right now, except for that he's dead. 'Cuz when you're 14 years old, all you ever really wanna be when you grow up is your 16 year old brother, and in my case that meant smoking a lot of dope. The day I went off to college, was the day that Sam got his driver's license and he celebrated by taking a drive with some of his friends... drunk and high as a paper kite. He never saw the red light that he ran, and he probably never saw the 18 wheel truck that put him in the side of a brick bank either. (pause) That was 11 years ago tonight. And I just wanted to say, I'm sorry Sam. You deserved better in my hands. And I apologize. (deep breath) That's it. Casey and I will be right back after this with the American League wrap up. You're watching Sports Night on CSC, so don't go away.
Dave: We're out. (Starland Vocal Band's Afternoon Delight begins)