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James Brown: Share Your Gift
By Alejandra Owens, October 23, 2009 01:17 AM
From Patti Shea
Famed football announcer James "JB" Brown got close with his audience, ditching the standard podium so he could see their faces close up.
JB, host of CBS's NFL Today and AARP's Community Ambassador, delighted the audience with stories of former NFL stars and colleagues Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long. But JB also talked about his childhood and how he learned about giving back to the community.
"The nuclear family is only as strong as those who are involved in it," Brown said, encouraging audience members to take their life experiences and make a difference in the life of a child. "Use old school values that have contemporary applications."
Joking about his not-so-svelte 58-year-old body, JB joked with the audience about learning of Spanx - a modern girdle of sorts worn my women. "My Spanx are doing just fine," he said, laughing and pulling out his nicely tailored slacks. The audience roared.