We'd caught up with Mo Rocca Saturday afternoon at his place in Chelsea to ask him about Burbank. They're friends.
(Truthfully, we hadn't "caught up" with him at all. He wasn't running; our talk was prearranged; he was washing his socks, and picking up around his apartment, not scurrying or trying to escape. What's more, we weren't in New York; we were in Seattle phoning New York. We wrote that about "catching" Rocca because we thought, as have so many interviewers before us, that it'd make us sound breezy and maybe a little equal to this urbane, funny, famous man. It was supposed to be a " O busy, busy us FINALLY connected with busy, busy Mo" sort of thing... it was cheesy, sorry.)
Mo Rocca, 39, is a veteran comedian and CNN political commentarian known for breathing the gift of life into Larry King during the 2004 presidential conventions and appearing all over the teevee as correspondent on The Daily Show; an Animal Planet host; a judge on Iron Chef. He is known for incisive commentary and impeccable grooming. He recently summed up Barack Obama: "I trust a man with big ears." Rocca's blog, Only Half as Tedious as the Regular News can be found at MoRocca180.com.
So what's this about Luke Burbank, creator of KIRO's peculiar new show, Too Beautiful to Live (m-f, 7-10p) regaining his virginity?