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Pat McMahon

'Shazam!'

Let's see...Should we devote this time to potential violence at the Winter Olympics, untrustworthy politicians or insensitivity to our fellow human beings?

Nah! Everybody's doing that.

Let's discuss the value of calling on those who have solutions for all of those things and they never fail: Superheroes.

This weekend, the Amazing Arizona Comic Con returns to the Phoenix Convention Center and even though the Avengers may be busy solving world problems in some other part of the planet, isn't it fun to fantasize once again that there's someone who really can do something to preserve "Truth, justice and the American Way"?

When I was a kid, I only collected one thing: Comic books. I collected Superman, Batman, Sub-Mariner -- and my all-time favorite -- Captain Marvel. I mean, this comic was about another kid -- boy broadcaster Billy Batson -- who learned that in order to fight crime and evildoers, all he had to do was shout "Shazam!" and he would turn into Phoenix Suns announcer Al McCoy! No, I mean, Captain Marvel!

Now, the people who say they're our heroes shout, "I don't know anything about it!" and they turn into...disappointments.

I'm Pat McMahon.

About the Author


He's done it all -- and keeps doing it. His career in local Arizona radio and television dates back the late 60s. Pat always stimulates with his thought provoking, opinionated, and entertaining commentaries on the Arizona Morning News while hosting award-winning talk-shows like "The McMahon Group" and "The God Show."

"The Mc Mahon Group" features a very unpredictable all-star panel where 3 people from the community get together and give there thoughts on the news of the week. He also hosts "The God Show" on Sunday's which talks about all aspects of spirituality.

Pat is also well known outside of radio because of his multi-faceted career as an actor, producer, recording artist, writer, broadcaster, and one-third of the legendary comedy team that was on TV for 35 years in Arizona, "The Wallace and Ladmo Show."

Through the many experiences of his professional life, Pat has been richly rewarded with 7 Emmys, major national and international radio awards as well as numerous civic, educational, religious and humanitarian awards. Pat was also a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Ottawa University, the Arizona Broadcasters Lifetime achievement Award, and has his bronze likeness hanging in the rotunda of the Herberger Theater in recognition of his contributions to Communications & The Arts.

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