Lonn Taylor’s History Program
The Rambling Boy: Stories About Texas is a weekly look at regional history, hosted by Lonn Taylor of Fort Davis.
Taylor is a writer and historian who moved to the Big Bend after retiring from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. in 2002.
The show is broadcast Friday mornings after the 11 AM newscast.
The word liar has always been inflammatory in Texas. Travelers to Texas in the 19th century were warned with the saying, “Call a man a liar in Vermont and he’ll say, “You’re another.” Call a man a liar in Texas and he’s likely to kill you.”
According to Lonn, there’s a difference between lies and damn lies – and as it stands now, there are a lot of damn lies floating around, including from our elected state and federal officials.
On this edition of the Rambling Boy, Lonn explains how he thinks there’s a connection between all these damn lies and the rise of public relations firms in U.S. fabric.