While many things on television may be forgettable, every now and again, there is something that stays with us. Events, big and small, that we witness can have an effect on us later in life. Tony Grooms, an author and poet living in Atlanta describes how events he saw on television as a young boy became topics in his stories. One big event that he watched on television was news coverage of children in Birmingham protesting during the Civil Rights movement. In one story, Grooms describes the police using powerful fire hoses to stop the protesters. Some of the children mocked the police by dancing in the water spray. Their actions in the face of danger inspired his story.