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First Regular Session

Sixty-first General Assembly

LLS NO. R97@0807.01 MTJ


BY SENATORS Wham, Johnson, and Norton;




WHEREAS, The state's best­known television newsman, Robert G. "Bob" Palmer, has delivered newscasts nearly every weekday evening in Colorado since 1963; and

WHEREAS, Bob Palmer has anchored more than 18,000 newscasts in four decades; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Palmer began his career at KOA­TV (now KCNC­TV) in 1957 as a writer and a reporter; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Palmer worked at KCNC for 26 of the last 40 years and since 1982 has co­anchored one or more of the station's prime time newscasts; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Palmer's coverage of news has carried him throughout the world; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Palmer has interviewed Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Nixon, Ford, and Carter and has appeared in three motion pictures; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Palmer has been honored as Colorado Broadcaster of the Year, as one of America's 100 Best Journalists by the Washington Journalism Review, and as Colorado's Top Commentator; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Palmer has received an honorary doctorate degree in Humanities from Loretto Heights College, has been honored by his alma mater, the University of Colorado at Boulder, with the prestigious Norlin Award, and will receive from the University of Colorado an honorary doctorate this May; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Palmer attended West High School in Denver, graduated from Lafayette High School, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Palmer served four years in the United States Navy, including service aboard the aircraft carrier the U.S.S. Lexington; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Palmer's family roots reach back more than 100 years in Boulder County; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Palmer and his wife, Gloria, have lived and worked in the Colorado community all of their lives, have raised three children, and have four grandchildren; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Palmer will anchor his last newscast at 5p.m. on Wednesday, May 21, after a celebrated career of 40 years on the air in Denver; now, therefore,

Be It Resolved by the Senate of the Sixty­first General Assembly of the State of Colorado, the House of Representatives concurring herein:

That the members of the General Assembly recognize and honor the lifetime of service given by Bob Palmer.

Be It Further Resolved, That copies of this Joint Resolution be sent to Bob Palmer and to the news director of KCNC­TV.