Bill Cosby will be at the capitol Monday to address the legislature’s Task Force on Fatherhood and Fatherlessness.
The announcement was just made by House Speaker James Amann, D-Milford, who earlier this year organized the task force to study the causes of fatherlessness in Connecticut and whether the state could do a better job of encouraging fatherhood.
The group is co-chaired by Rep. Bruce Morris, D-Norwalk.
“Fatherhood” is the title of the best selling book Cosby authored in the mid-1980s while playing Dr. Healthcliff Huxtable on the now classic sitcom The Cosby Show.
Cosby has come under fire in the past for some controversial statements he has made about African Americans and personal responsibility. Here’s the transcript of an interview he gave in May, 2004 following one such speech with PBS host Tavis Smiley.
No word on whether Amann, who spearheaded the state’s new film tax credit program, is going to take the opportunity to convince Cosby to film Ghost Dad II in Connecticut.