Friday, May 30, 2008


Didn't catch this, but the Washington Post had an extensive write up on Pittsburgh's Jerome White a few days ago: AR2008052703079.html?sub=AR

and while I know the PG had the whole "Next Page" devoted to him last week, I still wonder why he has been covered so much more outside of Pittsburgh than here. I wonder how many graduates his age from Pittsburgh Public Schools are fluent in Japanese and successful in any field in Japan. I think it would be a story if he were over there in most any profession, let alone making international news. His alma mater: Perry Traditional Academy, will be in the news for days because of a wayward teacher. I really think he deserves as much coverage.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good question about the lack of local coverage. Of course, there's the the sheer weirdness of it (for lack of a better word), which doesn't require much elaboration. So except for the fact that he's from here, what else is there to say and for Pittsburghers to relate to? It's a foreign culture and art form, and Jero never performed locally. Now if he becomes a pop star in the U.S., which seems unlikely, then it might be a different story.

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