And I really appreciated Alyssa Rosenberg’s response to the video:
[I]n eulogizing his mother on-air, Colbert, acting as himself rather than as his persona, subverted the genre he deconstructs for a living in a different way. Lorna Colbert deserves to be known, he argued, not because she was ludicrous, or a spectacle, or died in some horrendous way, but because she was loving, and decent, and enthusiastic about her passions and her children. Ordinariness, his remembrance suggested, has as much or more value than the freak show.
Please consider the comments open for just mentioning people you particularly like and appreciate, who we’d like to like too, but won’t hear about.