NBC12 Viewpoint

  NBC12 Viewpoint: The 2019 Richmond Jazz and Music Festival

This year the festival has a new name: The Richmond Jazz and Music Festival at Maymont.

  NBC12 Viewpoint: Fourth of July and independence

I still think that this country offers the best opportunity for all of its citizens and immigrants to be the best that they can be.

  NBC12 Viewpoint: Proud to be a father!

I think that one of the most wonderful things a man can do in this life is to have the privilege and opportunity to be a great father.

  NBC12 Viewpoint: A week for appreciation

Your first teachers may be your parents, but those teachers in school are the ones who also get credit for helping us create a life and make a living.

  NBC12 Viewpoint: Make a plan to rescan

If you get our channels for free with an antenna, you need to make a plan to rescan.

  NBC12 Viewpoint: ‘The Best of Enemies’

From time to time when I come across a good movie or a good book, I like to pass it along if I think there is a good life lesson to be learned.

  NBC12 Viewpoint: Navy Hill must happen!

The Richmond region is on fire and we continue to show up on the Top 10 list of best destinations in the country.

  NBC12 Viewpoint: Education is the key to success

Read Across America Week is one of the greatest weeks of the year.

  NBC12 Viewpoint: Let’s stay connected!

Gray, like Raycom, is a very forward-looking company and we look forward to being a great community station for many years to come.

  NBC12 Viewpoint: An inspired legacy - George H.W. Bush

George H.W. Bush could have gone to work on Wall Street with his father and immediately picked up with the family business and found financial success, but obviously there was something greater that drove him

  NBC12 Viewpoint: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The question we have to put energy around in every community in the country is: are we OK with where we are and where we are going?

  NBC12 Viewpoint: Just VOTE!

Let’s break mid-term election records in the RVA and Virginia by showing the rest of the country that we care about each other and we care about our community.

  NBC12 Viewpoint: You must vote

Why bother to stay in Virginia or in the United States of America if you do not see the value of your vote?

  NBC12 Viewpoint: Things that really matter

Once again many of our fellow citizens are facing loss of life, property and their way of life, after the devastating effects of Hurricane Michael

  NBC12 Viewpoint: The Richmond Ballet is 35

If you love Richmond and you love dance, then you will really want to hear the love story of the Richmond Ballet.

  NBC12 Viewpoint: Remembering Sen. John McCain

Senator John Sidney McCain III, was a politician, an American hero and a bridge builder. McCain is most notably known for surviving more than five years as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War.

  NBC12 Viewpoint: Great music in the RVA this weekend!

Well it's that time of year again for the annual Richmond Jazz Festival, now in its ninth year. NBC12 has been a proud sponsor for all nine years.

  NBC12 Viewpoint: Justice Anthony Kennedy’s swing vote is gone

At the age of 81, Supreme Court Justice, Anthony Kennedy, announced that he will retire from the Supreme Court.

NBC12 Viewpoint: Suicide is still a national epidemic

Suicide is not one of those subjects that we like to talk about. It's uncomfortable, it can be painful and it's really not a subject that we know enough about.

NBC12 Viewpoint: New Miss America competition is here

If you are looking for swim suits and evening gowns you won't find them at The Miss America Competition.

NBC Viewpoint: Cool Guys Wear Gowns

I want to challenge all men within the sound of my voice to commit to calling their doctor and setting up an appointment for a health screening.

NBC12 Viewpoint: Summer is here!

Many of us will be hitting the road to begin the unofficial start of summer, but one of the reasons that I Iove living in Richmond is that you can be a tourist in your own backyard.

NBC12 Viewpoint: The legacy of Sabrina Squire

All of us are born for a purpose. The key to a very fruitful and successful life is to discover that purpose. One of colleagues and someone who has come into your living room for the past 37 years found her purpose.

NBC12 Viewpoint: Honoring teachers, nurses and mothers!

This past week had the distinction of being both National Teachers Week and National Nurses Week, and it is capped by Mother's Day on Sunday.

NBC12 Viewpoint: '5 Love Languages' can save your relationship

This week's commentary may make you say "Huh," but stay with me - you might want to thank me later.

NBC12 Viewpoint: Richmond meets Minneapolis with ChamberRVA

The trip is designed to look what other cities have done to grow and improve business and lifestyle for their city and region and to see what takeaways would be good for the Richmond Region.

NBC12 Viewpoint: The Facebook breach

The lesson here is that there is no free lunch for us and there is no free lunch for Facebook.

NBC12 Viewpoint: March for Our Lives

We should all be very proud of the young people in this country. We should also be proud that young people are very concerned about the welfare and well-being of millions of students who go to school every day in every community across this country.

NBC12 Viewpoint: St. Jude Dream Home

St. Jude cares for children who are suffering from various forms of cancer. When a family qualifies to receive care from St. Jude, they take care of all expenses and allow the family to focus on helping their child heal.

NBC12 Viewpoint: The National Kidney Foundation saves lives!

March is National Kidney Month and it's a good time to place a spotlight on a health issue that affects someone you know and maybe even you.

NBC12 Viewpoint: Read Across America because reading is FUNdamental

I think most of us remember the first time we heard the name Dr. Seuss and if that doesn't ring a bell, maybe the "Cat in the Hat" will fix that!

NBC12 Viewpoint: A Raisin and a Panther!!

Here we are again. In pain, full of grief and once again, offering our thoughts and prayers to mothers and fathers who have lost their children.

NBC12 Viewpoint: We must do better!

Here we are again. In pain, full of grief and once again, offering our thoughts and prayers to mothers and fathers who have lost their children.

NBC12 Viewpoint: RPS: Help is on the way!

In order for the Richmond Public Schools to be successful, the students in those schools must experience success.

NBC12 Viewpoint: Firefighters are always there when you need them!

For most of us we will never see a firefighter in our home or in our place of business. Any firefighter will say, that is a good thing.

NBC12 Viewpoint: All politics are local

If you talk to someone who is a politician, works with politicians, enjoys talking politics or understands politics, they will tell you that at the end of the day, "All politics are local!"

NBC12 Viewpoint: Mentoring is a gift

I believe that mentoring someone is one of the most important things that a human being can do.

NBC12 Viewpoint: We survived Christmas!

If you saw my commentary last week, you know that I was panicked about Christmas, since this was the first time that my wife made the unilateral decision that dinner would be ordered on an app!

NBC12 Viewpoint: No she didn't - Christmas dinner from an app?

Is it OK to order this year's Christmas dinner on an app?

NBC12 Viewpoint: The people have spoken!

Of course, most of you know that earlier this week a special election was held in Alabama to replace the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

NBC12 Viewpoint: It's a privilege to be thankful

Certainly there is a lot of history behind the beginning of Thanksgiving Day, but what we attach to it today I feel is most important.