Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Jansen Leaving KTHV

Source: KTHV.com Veteran Little Rock newscaster Anne Jansen has announced she will retire from broadcasting next year after a 25-year career. Since 1982, she has anchored and reported her entire career for Today’s THV in Little Rock.

After a lifetime of news events and stories, Jansen said the time has come for more family life.

“For the immediate future, I plan on spending less time in front of a mirror, rediscovering the joys of reading for pleasure, and cooking without a microwave. I’ll help my sons with their homework, and may even manage to clean out a few closets,” said Jansen.

Her retirement to family life at home is a departure from her family at THV.

“There is a spirit of genuine caring that prevails here. THVers care about each other, and they care about the people they reach each day. I leave here confident that this tradition will continue, and I feel proud knowing that I was once part of the wonderfully talented team here,” she said.

Today’s THV President and General Manager Larry Audas said Jansen first told him of her retirement plans two years ago.

“I believe Anne and her husband Ralph discussed the possibility of retiring at that time. After helpfully suggesting she stay two more years, I knew this time would come. Anne is professional in every sense of the word. We all commend and thank Anne for her commitment that has helped make Today’s THV a news leader in Arkansas,” Audas said. “We wish her whole family the very best.”

Jansen will continue her regular anchor duties through January of next year when she will complete her career and employment.

“Even though you won’t see me every night, I’ll still be around. Only now, you’ll most likely find me in the grocery store or carpool line, and wearing a lot less makeup,” said Jansen.

Today’s THV will honor Jansen and her 25 years of service by celebrating her career and service over the weeks ahead.

83 Comments:

At 9:59 PM, October 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone really care?

 
At 10:00 PM, October 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who's anne jensan?

 
At 10:52 PM, October 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone really care? Um, yeah. Anne's great. She's professional, sincere, and her absence will be broadcasting's loss.

 
At 11:10 PM, October 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree. Anne has a degree of class and professionalism that other anchors would do well to emulate. I think it's weird that people are using the word "retire," though. She's not old, and she has young children. She's just leaving afer 25 years.
Congrats and much happiness, Anne!

 
At 11:13 PM, October 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds more like she's being forced out

 
At 11:35 PM, October 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It only seems that way because of all the turmoil at 11 in the last few months. None of that had anything to do with Anne's decision to leave. She doesn't have to work. She could have quit two years ago without renewing her contract. I don't think she's being forced out.

 
At 3:08 AM, October 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, there you have it, now THV is officially in the toilet. Thanks Larry for completely f'''ing up THV.

Anybody wanna take bets on who will be the next to leave THV. I think enough talent has left THV in the past year to run your own TV station, and a pretty damn good one at that.

 
At 10:58 AM, October 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's see 10:52, I want to give Anne her 48 hours of glow on how great it has been, but since she's not dying there's no reason to make-up happy talk.

Professional? I'll give her a C grade on that. She has thrown as many tantrums in her career as my two year old has this month which I'm counting at 723. She's a passing reader, but don't drop the prompter or you'll see a meltdown. You don't want to be the prompter operator when that happens.

I can't think of any stories she has done that are memorable. She loves the celebrity interview not because of what it provides the viewer, but because of the connection to powerful people that she can make.

Ratings success? No. Not once.

Sincere? Yes, she sincerely thinks she is better than most people she meets and way, way better than anyone in the newsroom. She sincerely meant it that she'll spend less time looking in the mirror because that has been a full time job since day one.

Broadcasting's loss? That's a good one. Funny.

Let's see it for what it is; people get used to the faces coming in their living room. Anne has been that and has had an influence in that sense. She's a personality, not a pedigree journalist. Nothing wrong with that, let's just not go overboard.

 
At 11:12 AM, October 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give credit where credit is due. Anne survived, and thrived, in a brutal industry for 25 years. She stuck with THV through the good times and the bad when she could have easily gone to a bigger market or just quit to stay home with her kids. Good luck to you, Anne!

 
At 11:36 AM, October 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"She's a personality, not a pedigree journalist. Nothing wrong with that, let's just not go overboard."

You're right. She has only worked at one broadcast station.

 
At 12:59 PM, October 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"she could have gone on to bigger markets?"

you must be kidding me! she is about as exciting as watching paint dry!

 
At 2:54 PM, October 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm...I can think of one person in the THV newsroom who has a 2-year-old...and apparently, a grudge against Anne.

 
At 2:58 PM, October 17, 2007, Anonymous ifly4central said...

When Tommy Smith of the Buzz reads all you Anne haters comments,he's going to kick your ass.Give her the respect she deserves for 25 years of service. Dawn and Liz you better bring your A game to work everyday.Thanks for doing a great job and good luck! You will be missed!

 
At 3:22 PM, October 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good. I refuse to watch her. She is horrible.

 
At 3:48 PM, October 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As far as anyone knows, Anne was never offered a job in a bigger market. There's a reason why.

 
At 4:12 PM, October 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've watched her a few times and she seemed like she wasn't very friendly. I don't know her personally or anything, that's the way she came off on tv.

 
At 4:37 PM, October 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I respect her. I also don't think she's good as an anchor. I also respect that you think she's good. Why is it you don't respect that I think otherwise?

Here's what I think makes a good local anchor; a journalist that every reporter in the newsroom can respect for his/her reporting ability which includes researching, interviewing and writing. They use this tool for their audience and know how to fight for the little guy.

They can connect with all types of people in their audience when they become anchor because they've been around all sorts of people as a reporter. They've not just been around the rich or connected since this would get in the way of their ability to be objective.

An anchor is a hard worker in these days and times. At many stations anchors have to do stories as part of their daily duty or on a regular basis and they go the extra mile when management needs them because they're usually making much more than their bosses.

Anchors are the tie between the newsroom, the rest of the station and the public. They're the public relations people. They're the quarterback.

I think Anne did fine on the public relations part--especially at the Junior League and in the medical community. But in the heavy-lifting journalist department you should remember she was a reporter for a very short time.

She would have had to work hard to make it as a reporter in a bigger market, let alone an anchor.
She did the occasional story, but my impression was always that it was for her, a chance to prove to others who she knew so they would be impressed. Either that or it was a fluff piece. I'm sure there have been exceptions but I can't remember them.

She has worked four hours a day while making a six-figure salary. You can't blame her for asking and getting that arrangement, but you can't expect much respect among co-workers especially when she either refused to come in to work an extra hour or so when she was asked. Management knows better than to ask, but when emergencies happened and Anne had to be called, she either didn't answer the phone, said no, or came in complaining every minute.

Can you call an anchor a journalist who refuses to work election night in this market?

Bottom line, she did the required work and had enough talent inside the station to keep her job despite ratings that never materialized. For much of her career, she worked for a man who didn't care much about those things.

She certainly has nothing to be ashamed of and I'm not saying her career in TV has no merit. It just doesn't seem right to call her a loss to broadcasting like she was Little Rock's answer to Walter Cronkite.

Good luck to Anne in the future.

 
At 4:48 PM, October 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure she'll look forward to getting out of broadcasting and not have her life gone over with a fine tooth comb.

 
At 5:26 PM, October 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are right, how petty some of these people are. 25 years at one place and in this business is an accomplishment. Do you really think that moving around from market to market shows how good you are. What a bunch of turds!

 
At 6:28 PM, October 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"When Tommy Smith of the Buzz reads all you Anne haters comments,he's going to kick . . ."

Who listens to that drivel? That would not worry me in the least.

 
At 7:41 PM, October 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like there's an opening at THV for Win Noble.

 
At 8:47 PM, October 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

whoa, this aint about the buzz.We know they suck....let it go and be proud you dont work there....

 
At 8:58 PM, October 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Having worked in news for a long time, I'd like to know in what fantasy land that you dwell, 4:37! I have never known an anchor that delivers all that you say an anchor should be. They don't get where they are because everyone in the newsroom respects them, or because they are award-winning journalists, etc. They get into the anchor chair because they appeal to the viewers. The look, the voice, the personality...whatever it is...that's what they get paid for. People have always resented the shorter working hours and higher salaries. But you know what? Life isn't always fair. Bravo to Anne or anyone else who can get that type of working arrangement from management. She has obviously been worth something to them over the years, or they would have told her to take a hike a long time ago. But for your own sanity, I'd let go of this idea of a Joan of Arc anchor leading the newsroom into daily battle!

 
At 9:06 PM, October 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, yes. I forgot.

The word is drivel, not drive.

You are a juvenile, aren't you.

 
At 11:31 PM, October 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:58, I can think of a couple of dozen off the top of my head. In this market, Steve Barnes, Andy Pearson, Joe Quinn, Susan Roesgen, David Davis, Dawn Scott, Liz Massey, Kate Sullivan are some that come to mind as excellent reporters--maybe better than they were/are anchors.

That one through, eh?

 
At 11:40 PM, October 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yes, and add Deborah Mathis to that group as well as Regina Hopper.

 
At 11:44 PM, October 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget one of the best reporter/anchors that has ever been in this market, Ron Gardner.

 
At 12:56 AM, October 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one here ever said that Anne was "Little Rock's answer to Walter Cronkite." Geez. Why do some of you have such a difficult time wishing someone well as they move on?

 
At 6:16 AM, October 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not moving on, quitting.

 
At 8:13 AM, October 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Robyn and Anne both gone from Arkansas television? Things really are changing in this market. Now all the stations have a chance to grab viewers and shoot for better ratings. The next few years should be interesting !!

 
At 9:40 AM, October 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of you might be surprised to learn that Anne's family isn't quite as well off as some believe.
A couple of years ago, Anne's husband (a physician at UAMS) had his salary listed in the Democrat-Gazette along with salaries of other top paid state employees.
As I recall, it was in the 200,000 per year range, which, by Arkansas standards is a hefty sum.
However, within the non-academic medical community that pay level really isn't that impressive.
I say this because I have a family member who is a physician and this person makes $600,000 plus.
And while Anne and her family DO live in Chenal Valley, their home isn't that lavish.
In short, Anne isn't as filthy rich as some believe, so leaving her more than $100,000 plus position at KTHV is a bit of a sacrifice when you consider the percentage of family income she'll be giving up.
Also, having dealt with Anne in the past on a professional basis, I can attest that she is indeed a kind, caring person who never allowed her position to go to her head.
Twenty-five years at a single station is practically unheard of, regardless of the market size or station ratings.
Good luck, Anne. Your priorities are in order.

 
At 1:20 PM, October 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now, here we go again. A few months ago, people on this board were debating whether Dawn Scott really "needed" to return to work after the birth of her son, given the fact that her husband is a doctor. Now, you tell us that Anne isn't as "filthy" rich as we imagine her to be. I hope you're not implying that someone whose husband is pulling in at least $200,000 (and her husband does have a side business in finance, by the way) is going to be sacrificing by giving up the paycheck at THV. In Arkansas, $200,000+ is a lot of money. They haven't had to live off of her salary, so it's probably all in the bank and invested. I'm sure they can well afford to have her quit her job.

 
At 4:06 PM, October 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My God, how will they survive on only $200,000 a year. She better start clipping coupons and getting top ramen noodles.

 
At 5:12 PM, October 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For people who make $20,000 a year, it's hard to believe anyone who makes $100,000 a year can live paycheck to paycheck. But they can. It's all relative.

They aren't Warren Buffett rich, but they're in the top 1% in Arkansas.

The combined income of the Anne Jansen family has been in the $350,000 range for sometime. Good money in Arkansas.

Mr. Anne Jansen has other jobs. He's a licensed stockbroker and does investments for other doctors. You can only hope he's not worried about a sagging investment as he's about to cut into you or that he's worrying about the surgery he did this morning when he hits "enter" to invest all your retirement money.

Actually, he's a pretty smart guy although I've never felt really comfortable when I'm around them. It's like they're tolerating you.
Maybe I'll just ask them next time if that's how they feel.

 
At 5:37 AM, October 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Idiots. Idiots. Idiots.

You folks have no idea what goes on inside the Jansen-Broadwater home.

Dr. Broadwater is one of the finest surgeons in this state.

They have worked hard and they deserve everything they get.

Good luck to Anne and her family.

 
At 8:14 AM, October 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can Dr. Broadwater do boob jobs? Lots of LR tv talent could use a set.

 
At 9:26 AM, October 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't say he wasn't, 5:37, you condescending, narrow-minded baffoon.

If you know what goes on in the Broadwater household, please say what you find offense with otherwise shut yer trap.

 
At 9:29 AM, October 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also, 5:37 if think Anne works hard by laboring five hours a day after she has her nanny take care of the kids all day after she has gone to the health club or the quarterback club in the morning, I'd like to work for you!

 
At 10:16 AM, October 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Original poster said, "Does anyone really care?"

How true.

 
At 11:40 AM, October 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What would Ann be doing at a quarterback club? Isn't she a little out of place?

 
At 12:04 AM, October 20, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The quarterbacks, duh.

 
At 8:55 AM, October 20, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All I know is that we all need to get behind Huston and the team and win. Come on, people. It's the Hogs.

 
At 11:51 AM, October 20, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For what it's worth, here's my two-cents worth on being blessed monetarily.
When it comes to having money in Arkansas, it's not always easy to avoid the green monster: envy.
However, as a member of a family who is also in the top 1 percent of Arkansas wage earners (a little above the Broadwater-Jansen income level), the way you carry yourself often greatly influences how others perceive you.
While we live in a relatively small town (under 10,000), we're widely viewed as a down-to-earth family because we don't act as if we're anything special - our kids go to public school and we don't compete with the Joneses regarding material possessions.
We also don't frequent the local and state social scene, rather much to the contrary, we pretty much keep to our small circle of non-wealthy friends and family.
I should point out that I'm not insinuating that Anne's family acts like they're better than others. It's just that it's very easy to be labeled "snooty" in a poor, yet wonderful, state like ours.
It's only human nature to look at others that have more with some degree of envy and, at times, a certain measure of disdain.
Anne and her family are indeed blessed. However, that's no reason, in and of itself, to claim they think they're better than others.
And, yes, people of all income levels, if they do not practice fiscal responsiblity, can end up living from paycheck to paycheck.
You would be surprised at how many allegedly wealthy families in your community are actually struggling to get by each month.
Simple math: If you spend more than you take in, you're going to suffer the financial consequences.
Now pardon me, Robin Leach is in the downstairs parlor and he hates waiting.

 
At 1:32 AM, October 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I can now go to bed secure in the knowledge that the life of the idle rich in Arkansas is not always a bed of roses. I feel so much better now.

 
At 2:15 PM, October 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with you totally 11:51 in everything you say. I'm not saying this to be above anyone, but my net worth is $14.8 million. I know the subject of this posting and she has no idea what I'm worth and she has looked down her nose so much with me, I'm glad I won't have to deal with her anymore after January.

Maybe I'll go out and buy a Lamborgini, drive it by her house, honk and wave and then go sell it to Jermaine or some other sports star that Anne likes to think she's buddies with. It would be fun to indulge myself for a moment and watch her jaw drop and see how fast she becomes MY buddy.

I've found that far more people who have enough to make my stash look like pocket change could care less about appearances. With few exceptions, the richer thay are, the more down to earth they are and they like their friends that way, too.

Or maybe I can go sell it to

 
At 3:10 PM, October 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forgot to delete the last sentence.

 
At 3:13 PM, October 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's nothing idle, 1:32, about the family to whom I refer.
They're hard working people in the medical community, often working 70-80 hour weeks, not to simply make MORE money, but rather to care for these needing health care in a rural setting.
Once again, your post has a twinge of animosity to it, as if anyone with money sits around all day eating grapes and having an assistant fan them.
Many of these people, especially those that did not inherit wealth, are harding working and have a strong work ethic.
Of course, many only see the Hollywood types that flaunt their millions and appear to do little to earn it.
Not everyone of wealth lives the stereotypical "easy" life.

 
At 10:56 PM, October 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, 2:15...the "subject of this post" is named Anne Jansen, whom I'd be willing to bet you have only a passing acquaintance with, if any at all. Even if you do have the net worth that you say you do (which I doubt), you obviously have too much time on your hands, if you're posting a bunch of crap like what you wrote. People who have great net worth rarely talk about it, have to justify it, or go around advertising it. Even if you do have money, you obviously have no self-esteem. And probably a very small penis, too.

 
At 12:31 AM, October 22, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, 10:56, have you done a study on how people act after they attain a certain monetary level? You sound like an expert on how people you don't even know think and live their lives and what they reveal to others. Have you been published because the scientific world needs someone like you.

Yes... your maturity and wisdom have changed my mind. Thank you.

 
At 1:08 AM, October 22, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The truth hurts, doesn't it?

 
At 2:33 PM, October 22, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

matt barcaro is unwatchable. i saw his report last night. he stuttered his way through it like usual. perhaps one day he will be able to report without stuttering and stammering. or maybe he is worthless as a reporter, which is the way it seems. i heard his personality off camera is horrible too. i met his once and he seemed like an idiot who thinks he is all that is good.

 
At 9:36 PM, October 22, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for getting behind Huston and the Hogs. I knew we could do it with help. Now, we only have a few more games to go. Let's go, Huston! Yea!

 
At 9:02 AM, October 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

or houston as he is usually known.

 
At 12:22 PM, October 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ralph Broadwater is an oncology surgeon at UAMS and takes big cases including those with HIV that no one else will do. He works long hours... read 80 a week.. and has been to school longer than some of you have been alive. He is grossly underpaid for the work he does and the hours he works and this state is lucky to have him. Most of you have talents the world could live without and you should be paid accordingly.

 
At 9:18 PM, October 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice to hear from you, Dr. Broadwater.

 
At 9:41 PM, October 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So does anyone wanna take bets on who will be the next person to leave THV? I hope that its Larry himself this time.

 
At 11:09 AM, October 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Most of you have talents the world could live without and you should be paid accordingly."

Like female TV Anchor for two low rated news broadcasts?

 
At 1:43 PM, October 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"and has been to school longer than some of you have been alive."

I'll be he wasn't in school longer than my Uncle Elmer. Uncle Elmer was so excited when he graduated from the third grade that he couldn't shave the next morning.

 
At 5:27 PM, October 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good one, 11:09! A very clever response to the condescending crap from 12:22!

 
At 10:01 PM, October 25, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's hard enough to be good at any one thing and damn near impossible to master two. I want my doctor to read the Journal of the American Medical Assn and I want my broker reading the Wall St. Journal. Not vice versa.

I wouldn't want arrogant Mr. Jansen treating any of my family. I'm afraid he might leave surgery during a market crash to sell his stocks. If he has that much extra time on his hands, maybe he should try focusing on medicine.

 
At 12:24 PM, October 26, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats to KATV for being named Best of the Best.

 
At 1:51 PM, October 26, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats to KATV for hiring all of those interns to fill out those best of the best forms to go in their favor.

 
At 6:46 PM, October 26, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just give me Melinda Mayo in the morning. Just seeing her smile helps get me through even the worst days.

 
At 4:29 PM, October 28, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice sock puppeteering 5:27. You are an amazing talent!

 
At 3:50 PM, October 30, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

'Best of the Best' for what.... stuffing the Best of Box? They've done it before, they'll do it again.

 
At 11:17 AM, November 03, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Craig can give a eulogy or something. He likes to be seen and HEARD.

 
At 8:53 AM, November 06, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find it interesting that so many people profess to know so many details about my sister's life when in fact it's abundantly evident that they know nothing at all.

I guess small-minded people must find ways to fill up their dull days.

Of course I'm biased, but I know Anne...and she's the "real deal." And her boys are thrilled that she'll be spending more time with them. We have great parents, and Anne is patterning her life after theirs. Bravissima, Anne. I love you, sis!

DWJ

 
At 9:44 AM, November 06, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if Robyn is going to gain her weight back ????

 
At 1:26 PM, November 07, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean she'll get pregnant again?

 
At 12:53 PM, November 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bravissima?

Smug is in the DNA...

 
At 1:01 PM, November 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Anne's Sister,

If all is well in Jansen land, why get involved and expose yourself to the mess on this blog? Seems like a big gamble to open the whole family to the mindless drivel on here that really doesn't amount to a hill of beans.

I understand what you're saying about your sister, but you've never worked with her. I'm sure it's the same in my family. My brothers and sisters have no idea what my "business" personality is.

I've heard Anne's a whole different person at work; arrogant, back-stabbing, whining, insecure. Outside of the station, I've heard she can be very engaging and down-to-earth.

So, who knows, but more importantly, why care? After all this time, you'd think you all would have a thicker skin.

 
At 8:35 AM, November 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would you assume I'm Anne's sister?

I'm one of her brothers.

And I DO know what she's like at work. You're only "heard" what she's like. I think I win this one.

Again, stop talking about things you know nothing about.

 
At 8:36 AM, November 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Correction: "you're" should be "you've."

 
At 8:44 AM, November 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And as far as "thick skin" is concerned, we Jansens stick together. And when one of us is unfairly denigrated by uninformed, petty people, we rise to defend.

That's the kind of family our parents have created...and I'm damn proud to be a part of it.

I hope I never grow skin so thick that I no longer care about my siblings.

 
At 3:34 AM, November 20, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My apologies, 8:44.

BTW, you can kiss my ass.

 
At 11:18 PM, November 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well bro, how can you know how she behaves at work? I've worked there for a long, long time and maybe seen one of her brothers once, twice? I think it was "Bring Your Defensive Brother to Work Day."

Sorry to correct you in saying that I've been around Anne probably more than I've been around my family which kinda gives me the creeps.

I can think of one of the most eye-opening instances of my family life when someone who worked with my uncle was talking about what a jerk he was to work with, not knowing he was my mother's brother. Kind of made me proud, tell you the truth.

To me, it can be a positive thing to get a different perspective of someone you only see one way. We're not a blood-is-thicker-than-the-obvious kind of family.

I'm not saying toss her out of the family and kick her to the curb. I'm just glad you have to love the broad and not me.

 
At 11:31 PM, November 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's funny the Jansen boy uses the phrase "win this one." It's a true Jansenism. I don't think it's about winning or losing here, but it's interesting that like your sister it appears to be a basis for your definition of success. It reminds me of the guy in the "Wedding Crashers" movie who goes a little nutty about winning while playing tag football in the front yard. Sometimes you just have to let go of the control. Let go. Let go.

I'll give you the win, amigo. Run with it.

 
At 4:55 PM, January 24, 2008, Anonymous Rosebud said...

Just thinking about your retirement and wanted you to know I will miss your caring reporting and your beautiful face. The best of everything to you and your family!
Rose Hamilton

 
At 10:59 PM, July 25, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to know Anne's nanny personally. She only had great things to say about the entire family. I even attended a birthday party for the Nanny's children and Anne was there with her children. If she was so snooty as you claim, why would she even associate herself with her nanny afterhours? I find it so rude that people who probably never have even met her, can be so cruel about her. It would be funny to know what these guys coworkers would have to say about them. I hope Anne never read any of this because I wouldn't want to read such terrible things about myself. Kudos to the brother for standing up for his sister. He has every right to be proud.

 
At 8:28 PM, August 29, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to read all the bad comments on Ann Jansen.She is a beautiful girl and I'm an old country girl and she was great to me.I wish you all the best and God Bless you and your family.

 
At 10:02 PM, August 30, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:59, you'd better believe I'm proud of my sister! The reason she ended her career in television is that she wanted to spend more time with her boys, John and Michael. And I know for a fact that Anne, John, Michael, and hubby Ralph have all benefitted from the change in Anne's schedule.

And 8:28? I know my sister. And I know she wishes the same wonderful things for you, too!

Be well.

DWJ

 
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