Metcalf scheduled for ‘CBS Sunday Morning’
March 12, 2014
On Sunday, March 16, CBS Sunday Morning is tentatively scheduled to broadcast Mo Rocca’s interview last summer with MacMurray College professor Allan Metcalf about OK, America’s greatest word.
The interview, taped in August in the Henry Pfeiffer Library, was held for broadcast until the anniversary of the first use of the word “OK.” CBS Sunday Morning airs 8 a.m. Central time, and can be seen on WCIA-TV from Champaign or on Mediacom Cable channel 3. The airing on that day depends on news events.
OK was born on the second page of the Boston Morning Post on March 23, 1839, so Metcalf has proposed celebrating OK Day every March 23, especially this year, when the expression will be exactly 175 years old. He has written the book about the word and its history: OK: The Improbable Story of America’s Greatest Word, published by Oxford University Press in 2010.