(Note: if you are offended by the mention of a woman's anatomy, please don't read any further.)
You guessed it, more viewer emails. This one came from a viewer who was worried I was showing too much on television.
Ms. Bassett, I'm not trying to be ugly, but I think if you rewatch tonite's forecast, you'll be upset to see that your nipples were really sticking out bad. I really think it was the blouse material. I'm sorry if I offended you. Signed, Linda Moss
Nope, no nipples showing. I explained to Linda that television can sometimes distort images like the one she thought she was seeing that night. For instance last week, I wore a pink blouse. I received several emails and phone calls from viewers who complimented my red blouse. There was no red in the blouse, but after the transmission of our signal, colors, materials and other things can appear differently on your television screen at home. You know by now that tv makes people appear taller & larger on screen. Viewers can rest assure that I would never wear anything that would embarrass my children, my husband, my parents, nor myself.
This next viewer is afraid I'm sending the wrong message to those of you in television land.
Hi Barbie, I am writing you with concern. Please do not take this the wrong way. I watch your weather forecast every night. Its a family tradition, but we have all fell to wonder: why you are having so many children? You are a role model to so many out there. Here I am, 21, mother of 2, and married and can barely make it. And you are showing kids of all ages that it is okay to go and have as many kids as they want or have no choice over having. I am really concerned. Please do not take this letter rude or hateful. But I know that you care for the public. But what your are bringing into everyone's home, that you are sending the message that its okay to stay pregnant all the time. I know that its wonderful to have children, but God also teaches us to use wisdom on how many we bring into the world. So please take this to thought. And again this letter is not meaning to hurt you in anyway. Sincerely, Just Concerned
I've had 3 children. I'm happily married, working, volunteering and trying to live by faith. I'm not quite sure how many children Just Concerned thinks I have. I empathize that she is a 21 year old mother of 2 and struggling to make it in this world. I work several jobs myself, along with my husband who works 10-12 hour days. We are not rich by any means, but we are richly blessed. If anything, I've tried to set an example for other women to see that you can work, be a mother, wife, and give back to your community--if that is what God has called you to do.