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Bill Bonds was the legendary alcoholic Detroit News anchor who, newscasting under the influence challenged Mayor Coleman Young to a fist fight on camera.
His career high point may have been a self-portrayal in Planet of the Apes:
Bill NotBonds |
May 22, 2006 at 05:20 PM
a living legend, despite the booze and occasional outbursts.
May 23, 2006 at 12:12 AM
You stay classy, Detroit.
May 23, 2006 at 02:47 AM
Poor people, or short, declarative sentences: which are more important?
Bat Guano |
May 23, 2006 at 01:00 PM
He is still with us, hocking Lasik eye surgery and sporting a full 'hair hat.'
May 24, 2006 at 09:52 AM
I grew up watching this newscast... This guy was hysterical in an awful kind of a way.
June 09, 2006 at 03:24 PM
I love this tape. Curious where you found yours -- I'm dying to find more of Bill's outbursts. Link is to a transcript of this.
Mike White |
August 03, 2006 at 03:13 PM
Tt's time somebody stopped this politically correct charade, and say what he really felt. Hope the people in Detroit don't see this - he'll end up like Theo van Gogh.
January 07, 2007 at 04:03 AM
It seems he was playing off how the copy made the story sound more so than personally commenting. I lived in Detroit for years and always got a kick out of Bills delivery. I'd have to say his career highlight was playing himself in RoboCop.
March 06, 2007 at 04:53 PM
Next time you all are at the bar, you should take the "Bill Bonds" shot... its Crown Royal and Buterscotch Schnapps.. BLACKOUT!
November 24, 2007 at 03:50 PM
I knew Bill when I lived in Bloomfield Hills. We hung together at the local clubs sometimes. He is a very taented man and is prone to "shoot from the hip"at times.I ran into him again when I lived in Malibu Ca.He was going through a bad time in California.I was with WXYZ radio also,But that was b-4 Bill.
Ron Harrington |
April 29, 2011 at 12:08 PM
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