PERFECT GIFT FOR THE WGN FAN!
Orion Samuelson's remarkable career is packaged in this beautiful
hardcover Collector's Edition of "You Can't Dream Big Enough."
Readers will enjoy dozens of stories about his 60-plus years
on the air -- 52 of them at WGN Radio -- and the many legendary
broadcasters with whom he has worked. Orion tells how his big
dreams began amid humble beginnings on a remote Wisconsin dairy
farm; how a childhood illness altered his life, as well as his
near-death experiences later in life and how his wife, Gloria,
saved his life. Broadcasting helped create a life Orion never
would have imagined as he did his daily chores on the farm,
from having dinner at the White House to travels that took him
to 43 countries. Orion's lifelong dedication to the American
farmer has earned him innumerable accolades, including a seat
in the National Radio Hall of Fame, but the one he treasures
most is, "the American farmer's best friend."
Can't Dream Big Enough" contains tributes to the many men
and women who Orion has worked with at WGN, such as Ward Quaal,
Wally Phillips, Bob "Uncle Bobby" Collins, Paul Harvey,
Roy Leonard, Max Armstrong and others. He tells about the presidents,
foreign leaders and secretaries of agriculture with whom he
has dealt, and special salutes to 4-H and FFA, organizations
that were critical in his development as a speaker, broadcaster
and citizen. Orion also salutes his ancestors who braved untold
hardships to migrate from Norway in search of a better life
in the upper Midwest. And, on a lighter note, as a self-proclaimed
master teller of Ole and Lena stories, Orion has scattered many
of his favorites jokes throughout the book.
for the opportunities presented to him, part of the proceeds
of this book will go to charities, including the Orion and Gloria
Samuelson Scholarship Fund.
48 additional pages of photos
Printed in the U.S.A.