Top of the Morning, Sept. 14, 2018

Top of the Morning, Sept. 14, 2018

He's been helping the Champaign-Urbana area see better for almost 40 years. Now, longtime Carle optometrist SCOTT OHL is riding off into the sunset. With his glasses on.

Later in the month, Ohl is retiring.

"It's hard. I've been here a long time," Ohl said. "I'm going to miss all the people. Some of the new technology, I'm getting old and it's hard to keep up with all the computer things. But the personal relationships you get over time, I'm really going to miss that. The people connections."

Patients and co-workers have been trying to talk the 66-year-old Illini fan into sticking around. But his four kids are out of the area. He and wife KIM, who have been married 42 years, will have more time to visit their kids and grandkids.

"I'll play more golf, do more travel," he said.

Ohl's replacement — GREIGHAM HOPKINS — has already been hired.

"He used to work with us and wanted to come back to the area," Ohl said. "I thought he would be a perfect guy to come back and take my place. He'll be a real addition to the staff and to the community."

On to my weekend recommendations:


"The Late Show With Stephen Colbert," 10:30 p.m., CBS

Another eclectic week of guests, including Bob Woodward, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Beto O'Rourke and Martha Stewart. Tonight, actress Anna Kendrick ("A Simple Favor") makes an appearance.


"Bad Teacher," 5:30 p.m., Comedy Central

Cameron Diaz plays the title role as Elizabeth Halsey, who is looking for the easy life. Justin Timberlake and Jason Segel also star.


"The Circus," 7 p.m., Showtime

The documentary series opens its third season with a nonpartisan look at the political scene. Hosts John Heilemann, Alex Wagner and Mark McKinnon will be joined this year by political strategist Steven Schmidt.

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