The Virginian-Pilot’s Beacon: Happiest Man on the Daily Show

J.P. “Gus” Godsey of Virginia Beach, proclaimed the Happiest Man in America by USA Weekend magazine in 2003, is scheduled to appear on “The Daily Show With John Stewart” at 11 tonight. The interview was taped in New York in June and features Jason Jones, a Daily Show correspondent, talking to Godsey about how he can maintain his happiness when a surprising  number of Americans say they are not content with the country’s direction. Godsey said the taping with Jones lasted a few hours, and he enjoyed bantering with him, but he wasn’t moved off of the position that the country is, indeed, moving in the right direction. There will always be bumps in the road, Godsey said he told Jones, but contrary to any polls, we’ve been moving in the right direction since 1776.  Godsey, a vice president of investments with Ferris. Baker Watts Inc.. is the author of “How to Be Happy Every Day,” runs thewww.MrHappyUSA.com  Web site and hosts the “J.P. Godsey Show” from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays on WPMH-AM 670.
– Dan Duke, The Pilot