Fox News reporter Ed Henry speaks at Rotary dinner

Ed Henry

LDR photo/Steve Smith

Fox New national Correspondent Ed Henry signed copies of his book “Faith 42” and spoke to the Lebanon Rotary Club Saturday. evening. Henry’s book details the role faith played in Robinson’s life.

By: 
STEVE SMITH ◆ SSMITH@LEBANONDAILYRECORD.COM

A nationally known Fox News reporter visited the Lebanon Rotary Club Saturday night to discuss politics and baseball.

Ed Henry spoke about his book “Faith 42,” which covers the role faith played in the life of baseball great Jackie Robinson.  Henry also talked about his experiences covering the White House for Fox News.  He came to Lebanon at the invitation of Rotarian Kenneth Howe.

Henry was asked about the controversy over NFL players taking a knee during the National Anthem and a quote attributed to Robinson.

“He said something in his memoirs to the effect of ‘I won’t stand for the Anthem anymore.’  I think he wrote it late in his life, I don’t think there’s any evidence of him kneeling down at a baseball arm, but he did say that and people on the left have taken that to stay Jackie Robinson would be leading the kneeling right now,” Henry said. “ Maybe so, because he was unhappy, but I like to focus on the positives that Jackie himself did.”

He pointed to sermons Robinson made in churches in the 1960s, including one in which he said, “The good Lord has showered blessings upon me. This county and its people, black and white have been good to me

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