Pete Seeger Surprises Guild Activists with Visit, Song at Buffalo Meeting


Pete Seeger surprises TNG activists in Buffalo.

TNG-CWA members attending a Guild district council meeting in Buffalo last weekend got a huge surprise when legendary folk singer Pete Seeger strolled into their conference room.

"This very tall man walked in and astounded everybody by stepping up on a chair," said Janet Ortegon Weyandt, president of the Sheboygan local and the newest member of the Guild's Sector Executive Council. "He is 94! He sang us a song, then he stepped down and talked about his life, when he thought he might go into the newspaper business back when he was very young."

Speaking for just a couple of minutes, Seeger recalled how, "60 years ago, 70 years ago, I wanted to be a newspaper man." He spoke of working on a primary school and then prep school newspaper, which lead to a scholarship where he continued to learn the craft of journalism.

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