Sometimes, America cranks out a true individual. And even more rarely, that person gets recognized for what he or she is, earning the embrace of the Powers That Be.
And even more rarely than that, those Powers That Be are in television.
A hundred years ago today, America cranked out Juila Child. A half-century ago, a public television station in Boston realized who -- and what -- had walked into its studios.
Before the centenary of Julia's birth slips away from us here, let's enjoy the second-ever episode of The French Chef, which originally aired Feb. 11, 1963.
Et la révolution gastronomique commencé. Vive la chef française . . . et bon appetit!