Sam Donaldson agrees: The ‘warm-up band’ (Alison Wright) stole the show

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A night for legendary TV newsman Sam Donaldson and global photographer Alison Wright to show their stuff

Musings, Magic, San Miguel and More

Alison-Sam Photographer Alison Wright and and ABC newsman Sam Donaldson share a light moment after delivering their talks in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, on Feb.29. (Photo by John Bohnel)

While globe-trotting photographer Alison Wright billed herself as “the warm-up band for Sam Donaldson” and begged the audience not to boo her off stage with shouts of “Sam! Sam! Sam!,” the retired ABC newsman had a whole other take on the evening.

Wright and Donaldson were co-headliners before a packed Literary Society house in the HRM Ballroom in San Miguel de Allende on Wednesday, Jan. 29.

When Donaldson stood up to speak, he was clearly awed by the sometimes harrowing tales and stunning photographs presented by Wright, a featured National Geographic photographer.

“I’ve always believed that you don’t follow dogs or children onstage,” intoned Donaldson, “to which I’ll add, ‘Don’t follow Alison Wright!’ “

Donaldson looked at a rather startled Wright…

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