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January 24, 2013

Reality TV appearances can inspire local watchers

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Then there’s Tom Bergeron, the Haverhill High graduate who has become an Emmy Award-winning TV host. He’s best known for his current work on “Dancing with the Stars.’’

The success of Bergeron and other Haverhill High graduates has school officials considering a series of events where those grads return to the school and talk with students about how to achieve their goals.

These TV shows and appearances by local people are good for the city’s pride and reputation. When the shows are done well, they can provide good entertainment from a TV genre that has grown greatly in popularity.

But perhaps most importantly, they show watchers, particularly young people, that successful people can come from places other than New York and Los Angeles.

They can even come from places like their home town of Haverhill.

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