I have something to say about this announcement.
Although some of you think Art has lost his touch, as I think, that he no longer talks about the more Œcontroversial¹ issues, but he deserves respect.
This man changed my life, if I had not heard him that night five years ago and sat down to listen, I would not be where I am today. I would not have
prepared myself and others for Y2K in the means I did, I would not have looked into what these apparent alien are and have been doing, I would not
have heard about the dangers in some of our foods, I would not know what or have practiced to some extent of the power of the mind in Remote Viewing
or participated in Œexperiments¹ that changed weather fronts direction or amount of rainfall where it would not have had occurred, I would not have
become mystified by crop circles or become concerned and proactive about the current state of our environment on planet earth, I would not have
become as intrigued in the political situation that transpired in the fall of 2000 and would not have questioned the results of the election and
progressed by political beliefs to what they are today with out the frame work and basis of it from Mr. Bell. He is a man that has changed lives,
given people something to listen to that is not just any radio show. What he did, has been one of the greatest services to our country ever. He has
done more for the average person who listens to make them think about what is happening around them more than anything. I will surly miss him as well,
but I doubt George will adequately replace him, no one can without the commitment that he showed for his listeners.
I had the greatest pleasure of meeting him in New York in January of 2000, where I met a man that I will never forget how he moved me to become the
productive citizen I have become. That day, was the first and last time I went and traveled to New York and visited with World Trade Center with it¹s
spectacular view. Mr. Bell certainly has had an effect on me more than any single person in any single way.
He will be remembered forever in our hearts and thoughts, especially mine.
³From the high desert and the great American southwest, I bid you all good evening or good morning, wherever you may be across this great land of
ours, from the Hawaiian and Teheian Islands in the west, eastward to the Caribbean and the US Virgin Islands, south into South America, north all the
way to the pole, and worldwide on the internet, this is Coast to Coast AM, good morning, I am Art Bell...²