Bob Ross Gets Celebrated In Google Doodle

Posted Oct 29, 2012

In this year’s election campaign, the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) was highlighted by Mitt Romney.  Romney said that if he was president, he would cut funding for PBS to help cut down the deficit.  Bob Ross, one of PBS’ most beloved show hosts, is the subject of a Google doodle today.  Mr. Ross had a PBS TV show called The Joy of Painting and he would have turned 70 years old today.  In the TV show, Mr. Ross talked about his paintings in a happy-go-lucky by saying things like, here are some “happy little trees.”  In the Google doodle, a squirrel (see video of Bob Ross feeding a squirrel here) is sitting on Mr. Ross’ shoulder while he paints the Google logo.  Mr. Ross died in 1995 after being diagnosed with cancer.