Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 15th, 2009
Today Show’s Hoda and Kathie Lee tend to not take life too seriously during their “travel” reports.
NBC’s “Today Show” on Tuesday, December 15, 2009, at about 10:20 a.m., had a video segment on Bigfoot. You may agree with me that this “story” gives more concern for the current media treatment of the topic, as this one had the hosts, Kathie Lee and Hoda journeying to Ohio to make fun of Don Keating’s 25 year search for Bigfoot.
The pair “search for Bigfoot,” or at least that’s what they pretend to do.
Don Keating (above), via giant cg letters on the television screen, was called a
At the end of the Ohio segment, Keating is shown sitting under a tree, looking forlorn, as the voiceover mentions that Bigfoot might be discovered and Keating would be without his Bigfoot to chase. Keating is then recorded saying to the camera, “There’s always Loch Ness.”
The fade away back to the two hosts has one of them biting her fingers and both of them, gesturing and mumbling, apparently indicating, that Keating is insane for pursuing Bigfoot for a quarter of a century.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.