Morning Joe, Basketball and IDEA 2004

You are one of the almost 13 million parents of America’s students with a disability.  Just imagine you had the opportunity for a relatively prestigious TV gig and question and answer session with U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan.  You are on morning TV with millions of viewers watching, waiting and examining the merits of your every word.  In fact you are the host of a growing-in-popularity, cable news and radio show and you actually have a teenager with Asperger’s Syndrome.  Would you have asked Secretary Duncan the following question?  What’s it like to guard Barack Obama in a basketball game?  I am going to take a leap of faith and guess the answer is no…or at the very least it would not have been your first or only question.  Well, I now welcome you to the cold, harsh, uncaring world of Reality TV and MSNBC’s Morning Joe, where I witnessed this egregious abuse of commercially-paid television airtime.

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