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Texas sports anchor surprised his on-air “Unplugged: Celebrating Our Differences” goes viral

As this video as gone uber-viral across the interwebs, I wanted to post this response from Texas sports anchor Dale Hansen over his surprise that the video and message has become a “big deal.”

In an email to The Huffington Post, Hansen said he’s surprised at the response his segment unleashed. “Some people don’t seem to believe this — I honestly didn’t think it was going to be that big a deal,” he said, adding he’s received more than 700 “overwhelmingly positive” emails from around the U.S. and one from a young high school boy in Canada.

When asked for his thought process on taking such a firm stance and then broadcasting it, Hansen responded thus: “I write only what I believe — and I simply believe what I wrote. Seems like common sense to me — nothing more or less.”

I’ve had at least a dozen people email it to me and I’ve seen Hansen’s on-air opinion piece all over Facebook.

And I love it.

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