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My mom, Marilyn Hagerty, now seems destined to be remembered forever as the lady who wrote that review of the Olive Garden — “a masterpiece of polite restaurant criticism,” as Advertising Age called it.
The running joke in the newsroom is to insert the words “UND hockey” or “Fighting Sioux nickname” in every story because they’re the topics that drive the most online readership. We now can add a third subject to obtain readership gold: “Marilyn Hagerty.”
Twenty years after she “retired,” Marilyn Hagerty is still working.
The 85-year-old’s writing days for a daily newspaper started when she was in high school, working for the Pierre (S.D.) Capital-Journal, “and I never looked back.”
"She’s taken me to interviews and to the library to do research. She encouraged me to eat my greens and to write constantly," Carrie Sandstrom writes about Herald columnist Marilyn Hagerty. "But most of all, she’s been an excellent grandma, and to me, that’s what she’ll always be."
"Because the restaurant was the Olive Garden," reporter Dave Kolpack writes, "Marilyn Hagerty's earnest assessment swiftly became an Internet sensation, drawing comments both sincere and sarcastic from food bloggers and others. For the 85-year-old Hagerty, the response was bewildering — and it threatened to make her late for a bridge game."
VIDEO: Watch her interview on 'CBS This Morning: Saturday" at bottom of articleHerald columnist to appear on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC; 1st appearance is Saturday morning As Internet buzz over Marilyn Hagerty’s review of the Grand Forks Olive Garden continued to build today, the longtime Herald columnist said her newfound national fame was still “pretty surreal.”
Herald columnist Marilyn Hagerty has gone viral. To be more specific, her Wednesday restaurant review of Olive Garden has gone viral. In the nearly 56 hours since her Eatbeat column was posted on GrandForksHerald.com, it has received nearly 300,000 article views.
The bodies of two foreign journalists who were killed in shelling while trapped inside a besieged district in the central Syrian city of Homs have left Syria late Saturday on board a French plane to Paris, the Polish Foreign Ministry said.
Syrian forces launched a fresh assault on Homs today as the Red Cross pressed forward with efforts to deliver badly needed aid to thousands of people stranded in a besieged neighborhood despite warnings from regime troops of land mines and booby traps.
Syrian rebels spirited a British photographer who had been trapped in the opposition stronghold of Homs out of the country today after he was trapped for days under fierce government shelling that killed 13 of those trying to save him, an activist group said.
Bassem Mroue and Ben Hubbard
, February 28, 2012
VIDEO: Watch at bottom of article A French photojournalist and a prominent American war correspondent working for a British newspaper were killed Wednesday as Syrian forces intensely shelled the opposition stronghold of Homs.
Bassem Mroue and Brian Murphy
, February 22, 2012
Respected American war reporter Marie Colvin, who covered conflicts from Sri Lanka to Syria and stood up for the importance of independent journalism, died in a shelling attack in Syria on Wednesday. She was in her 50s.
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