Two weeks ago on Super Bowl Sunday, CBS Sunday Morning‘s Mo Rocca celebrated the 50th anniversary of the chicken wing from the delicacy’s culinary birthplace – Buffalo. This morning, the roving correspondent was back in the area for a Presidents Day weekend look at 13th POTUS Millard Fillmore (1850-55).
There’s no doubt the Fillmore piece is the better of the two. It may also, under the test of its own time and buttressed by the greater gravitas of the subject matter, stand as one of Rocca’s most artfully realized video essays.
On Twitter, Broadway press agent Joe Perrotta and a couple of Fillmore home region-connected folks were quick to voice their concerns about the impact on Buffalo’s PR image of Rocca’s look at the questionable legacy of this largely forgotten Commander-in-Chief: