Usually, when you watch the news, you might get the impression that the people doing the news must be pretty serious folks. Well, trust me, nothing could be further from the truth. I've met a heck of a lot of news people over the years, and almost every one of them has a wicked sense of humor.

Some of the funniest people I've ever known have been news people. When I was working in Austin, I happened to meet Walter Cronkite's daughter. She was a news person on a radio station there, and one of the last times I saw her, we were having a tricycle race. This woman was a dedicated news person, but she sure loved being silly.

Being a news person is not easy, because so much of what is reported is pretty darn serious, but they get to cut loose and have a little funevery now and then. What better time to do that than one of the most fun things of all: Halloween.

Here's an example of what I'm talking about.