By Guy Page
A radio ad now running on WVMT supports Columbus Day and features “The Potwins” actors Kevin Sorbo, Barry Bostwick, and Jonah Britton, “Potwins” co-producer Bradford Broyles said today.
“In honor of Christopher Columbus Day, we present to you a scene from the new family television series, ‘The Potwins,'” the ad begins. Hear the entire ad here:
This is the third year Broyles and co-producer Lenny Britton – a onetime Vermont Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate – have taken out ads reminding Vermonters about Columbus Day. “Christopher Columbus was the discoverer of the Western World,” TV show producer Bradford Broyles told the Chronicle today. “He deserves his day.”
The 2019 Vermont Legislature disagreed. A bill introduced by Progressive Burlington Rep. Brian Cina and signed into law by Gov. Phil Scott formally changed the long-observed holiday of Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day.
IPD falls on Monday, October 11 this year. Its anti-Columbus message is driven home by not-for-profits like CovidsupportVT.org, which posted recently that “Indigenous Peoples’ Day is an opportunity to reflect on how systemic racism impacts Native Americans today.”