• banana man June 16, 2021 12:21 am

    Pat Collins Catches Up With Banana Man a Decade Later

    It’s been 10 years since Pat Collins donned a grape costume to support a boy punished for dressing up as a banana. Now Pat’s catching up with Banana Man.

  • Pat Collins June 16, 2021 5:54 pm

    10 Years Later: Pat Collins Catches Up With Banana Man

    It’s a bird, it’s a plane… it’s a banana? Ten years ago News4’s Pat Collins dressed up as grapes to rescue 14-year-old Bryan Thompson from a school suspension after he ran across the football field at half time in a banana costume.  “In 48 years I have been a reporter on TV, I have done thousands of stories, but...

  • banana man June 16, 2021 2:24 pm

    10 Years Later: Pat Collins Catches Up With Banana Man

    Bryan Thompson became locally famous when he was suspended for running around the sidelines of a high school football game while wearing a banana costume.  Now 10 years later, Bryan Thompson is known as the rock artist “Leon Knight.”  Pat Collins caught with the artist formally known as Banana Man. 

  • Pat Collins March 3, 2021 3:37 pm

    Memorable Moments: ‘Newsman' by Pat Collins (Part 3)

    In a 3-part series, News4’s Pat Collins talks to Doreen Gentzler about his memoir “Newsman.”  In this segment, “Memorable Moments,” Collins opens up about his signature style and the remarkable ability to do crime and feature stories.  Collins also shares some of his best on-air moments from Elvis to the Grape — and that infamous snow stick.

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