Vios con Dios Mr. Norse. I remember seeing you walking along State Street and
Social Hall Avenue when you first arrived in Salt Lake many years ago. I heard
rumored that you were asked to replace Walter Cronkite when he retired, but your
love of Utah kept you here. You are a state treasure and I will pray for your
recovery every night until you get well.
Dick, your voice will always be remembered by those of us who've always
watched the news on KSL. I hope you recover and that your family and you will
find hope for your dear son. Good luck to you and God bless you.
Kronkite is a good comparison. Like Kronkite you couldn't tell their
politics even though both are far apart on the scale. That's what a good
journalist does. He does his job and keeps his bias out of it as much as
humanly possible. The only thing I can say about Nourse that surprised me was
that he never made it to the bigger stage. Great voice, professional, and
physically attractive. Maybe it was his choice not to go upward to the national
or bigger city level, but he did a great job for Utah...
"Utah's Walter Cronkite"?Around here, Dick Nourse is
better known and loved than Walt!
Just a side note about cancer. I think that statistically it is not uncommon for
someone to suffer from a second or third type of cancer after using chemotherapy
and or radiation. There needs to be more education on alternate options for
treating cancer instead of using the poison that is currently pushed to the
victims of cancer. Good luck Mr. Nourse - I wish you all the best!
Liberal Ted.All I can say is, keep digging.
If ever there was a perfect example of bad things happening to good people, this
has to be one.From everything I've ever seen from the distant
vantage point that I have, Dick, Debi and their son are all great examples of
really great people. One of their attributes, clearly, is personal integrity
and strength, something that has supported them so far.I fully
expect and pray they will continue to receive the strength they all need to face
the awful challenges they have.
First, the article gave the illusion that Dick isn't a guy that blames
others for his situation, or something along that line. Good for him. I just
cannot understand how he would blame his cancer or his sons situation on anyone
or anything. I'm sure it's because he's in a tough place right
now and many people would be blaming god, Bush or the Republicans for their sad
sorry state. But, not Dick he soldiers on despite it all.Second,
talk about some bitter comments towards me. Sorry you feel that way. I suppose
you can take your comments and apply your name to them as well.Third, No one refutted my claims that he read a teleprompter. Had a nice
voice. And that very few people actually know him. Watching someone on TV does
not constitute knowing him. If that is your idea of a relationship, you live a
sadder life than what you accuse me of. But he does read the teleprompter very
nicely. The same with obama.
@liberal tedAs Doc Martin would say...Stop Whining!
I didn't know how good Nourse was until after he was gone.Local
news now is.....well......sometimes kind of silly.A sort of
"stupid pet tricks" mixed with entertaining "reading of the
headlines".A journalism professor some years ago taught me to
"actively listen" to the news; i.e. how many times do the newscasters
say "almost", "very nearly", "came close".Those
are ALL indeterminate phrases that mean absolutely nothing in the news sense.
Nourse, Welti and James, it just flowed that way for so many years. It was
something that you could count on always being there. I have been away from
Utah for nearly ten years, but seeing stories like this brings me down memory
lane. I am sorry for the suffering this family has to go through, I wish them
the best and proud of his wife for the care she is giving her husband and son, I
have been a caregiver and it is a loving sacrifice.
cancer is the most scary disease ever! Norris is well acquainted with this
disease...hope he is able to beat it a third time. Sad to see cancer come back
after so many years in remission.
May the Good Lord Bless Dick, Debi, and Dayne.Cancer is such a nasty
and ugly intruder into many families and individual lives. Hopefully, someday, cancer will be in the history books of yesterday.I, and others, will be at and support this year's "Relay for
Life" to help eradicate thisugly disease.
Our best to Dick and his family. You have been a little part of lots of lives,
and a big part of some. May the prayers from all of those people lift you up.
I first saw Dick Nourse doing the news while serving in the Air Force in Montana
in the early seventies. KSL was one of the few cable channels on our barracks
tv. When I got out of the service, I moved to Utah to go to college and there he
was every night. He always seemed like a good and genuine guy. I wish all the
best to his family and him.
So sorry to hear this sad story!! I have to wonder if the new 3D printers will
one day be able to help the Nourse's beloved son. It can make him new
bone, I'll bet! God Bless them!
We became acquainted with Dick through both KSL News and a local charity
organization in the late 1970's. What a strong, yet kind individual!Dick became a comforting friend to many, many of us over the years, as well.
One could always depend on his nightly visits into our homes. He may have not
known this, but he really did seem like part of our family.We certainly do
appreciate the DN's continuing articles about the Nourse family. Hopefully, Dick and his family will realize everyone's love and positive
thoughts for them continue on.
I'm guessing my first comment didn't get approved, so I'll try
again with it toned down even further. To the people that have great
experiences with Dick Nourse, I say that's great. My only experience with
him working a hotel Christmas function years ago was not that way. I do hope
this will be permitted to be posted. I think it's great to sing a
person's praises. I also think that if we do that, we should be able to be
reasonable and offer the occasional counterpoint if it in fact exists.
Re: Liberal TedYou really missed your calling in life. Your comments
reveal your ability and nature to kick someone when their down. There are people
who find the negative in life and spread their venom. On the other hand there
are those who empathize with anyone who struggles with challenges they face and
offer support with kind words and encouragement. Your comments were dark and
hurtful. I dont know what your purpose in life is but your commentary reveals
it's nothing positive. You must be a joy to work and live with. Get a clue.
I grew up watching Dick Nourse, Bob Welti and Paul James, and though I've
been away from Utah for over 30 years, I still know their names, and have long
since forgotten scores of other newscasters I've watched since then. Best
wishes to Dick, Debi and family. You deserve a great outcome for the service
you've given your legion of followers for half a century.
I had the marvelous opportunity to have Dick Norse in my home for an evening
many years ago, and even though it wasn't for very long, and I was just a
nobody from St. George Ut. he treated me as if i was important to him.
I've followed his story with interest and feel compassion for him and his
family. He is indeed a great man and I wish him the best and his family also.
Liberal Ted: Huh?
Liberal TedNot sure I understand your many comments.Interesting
Dick Nourse is a 100% genuine man, without an ounce of arrogance or falseness.
On a field trip many, many years ago to KSL, he treated my sixth graders with
absolute kindness and class ... happily answering their endless questions
without talking down to them. What a pleasure and treat it was to spend some
time with him.Liberal Ted, we keep hearing about Mr. Nourse because
his story is continuing, and because people who know him want to know more about
him. He's the real deal, and I wish we could read more stories about people
like him ... people who are grounded despite their success. He's the real
deal (a true journalist AND human being), and I wish and pray all the best for
him and his family.
Best wishes to the Nourse family. I hope to read more articles about the Nourse
family as things get better and there is triumph.
When I lived in Utah, I always enjoyed watching Dick Nourse give the news. I
think one of the reasons he was so well liked is that he never seemed
pretentious. He was just a good guy with a great voice, and that came through
on screen. Sometimes it is obvious that a newscaster thinks that he or she is
pretty hot stuff. I never felt that way about Nourse. I think a lot of people
are pulling for a man who was very successful, but always seemed like he could
be the guy next door.
Best of luck to Dick and his family. To anyone who has heard Dick present the
news, knew he was the best at what he did. You can beat this AGAIN. Thoughts
and prayers to you, Debi and Dayne.
Growing up in southeastern Idaho, I could always count on Dick Nourse's
golden voice to give me the news - just the news without commentary - and it
made me feel a little safer hearing his voice. I've been gone from the
Salt Lake media market for 25 years and I know much has changed but I've
always used Dick Nourse as the standard of excellence in newscasting whereever
I've lived. Best wishes to him and to Dayne and Debi. May God's love
bless their lives the way they have blessed so many.
I wish it were possible to get a word to Dick because he is part of the family
even though he doesn't know I exist. The only news persons I can recall
from my time in Utah, Texas, NorCal, Colo, Arizona is Dick, Bob Wentii, and Paul
James. Dick iwas trustworthy, very professional, and you paid attention to what
he said. He was a part of everything important in the state, the Stadium of
Fire, fund raising for the Primary Children's Hospital, the Provo Freedom
Festival, etc. The guy gave voice to what really mattered. I wish him the best
and I hope he beats this thing, to lose the man would feel like losing part of