Brad Messer Commentary
Tuesday, December 2, 2003


Lucky Lindy Was a Cheater

When Charles Lindbergh became the first person to fly across the Atlantic alone he became an international media hero. Dozens of songs were written about him including a very popular one called Lucky Lindy.

We now find out he was luckier than 'most anyone knew. He had a terrific secret— a secret, second family. Thirty years after his Atlantic solo, in 1957, Lindbergh began a 17-year romance with a woman in Germany. Together they had three children.

Back home in the USA, Lindy already had a wife and six kids.

Recent DNA tests prove the German kids were his.

This puts me in mind of another well-liked, well-known American— Charles Kuralt. While supposedly happily married, doing those wonderful "On the Road" features for CBS, Kuralt maintained a mistress and second family for 29 years. Their existence in Montana didn't become known until after Kuralt's death.

Surprising who turns out to be cheaters.

Brad Messer— commentary, KTSA.


BBC 11/29/2003
Lindbergh 'fathered two families'

Charles Kuralt's secret life


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