One more thing, about Andy Griffith. Since his death we've seen plenty of old clips from Mayberry. But here's one you might have missed. In 2008 Andy, along with Ron Howard starred in a "Funny or Die" video endorsing Barack Obama. Here's a bit of it.
Opie's opinion -- four years ago.
Hearing the news about Andy Griffith over the holiday reminded me of when Charles Kuralt died on independence day. It seemed a fitting day to remember someone associated with the best values of small town America.