I WOULD LIKE to take this opportunity to thank you for continuing to cover the Philadelphia Mummers Parade. I, for one, however, am completely dismayed by the terrible TV camera footage (people walking in front of cameras, pictures of spectators' heads) while trying to view the presentations. I have been a fan of the Mummers since I could walk, because my father was in the parade. We would sit at home and sing and dance while he practiced his banjo tunes for the upcoming New Year's parade. So, I know a little about the way things go.
I was particularly upset about the on-site reporting, with one reporter who seemed to know little to nothing about the subject matter, refusing to attempt to pronounce captains' names, or even understanding the theme to a recently viewed performance. Could any one reading this get away with that at their job? I think not.