|Dave Taylor, contemplating his 57th|
birthday as he looks ahead to the stories
yet to be covered.
Being Sunday, the office was closed and empty except for Taylor, who never takes a day off. His fellow workers at CHANNEL 1 NEWS tried to surprise him with a cake and his favorite meal of fish sticks, but he would have none of it. He asked that the "goodies" be donated to a nearby hospital and thanked his co-workers for remembering, before locking himself in the office to work. Try as he could to remain working, he was interrupted repeatedly throughout the rest of the day. Shortly afternoon he received a call from Queen Elizabeth, with whom Taylor had just visited to help in naming the new royal baby. The call lasted just over 90 minutes. Next came a call from the incumbent President of China, XiJinping, who is an avid follower of Taylor's news. During their conversation he apologized for banning CHANNEL 1 NEWS in his country for reasons he could not divulge. The next caller was President Obama, who shares a birthday with Taylor. They discussed world affairs for just short of 45 minutes and then sang Happy Birthday to each other before ending the call.
|President Obama chatting with Dave Taylor|
on their shared birthday.