Monday, June 19, 2017

Continuing grim news

The horrific shooting at the Republican baseball practice last week...Early Monday morning's terrible attack--against members of London's Muslim community--with a van used as a weapon...Monday's auto attack on a police van by a driver in Paris, whose car evidently contained explosives and other weapons...

The grim news, the chaos, the feeling (too often) that the world is spinning out of control--it is sobering, in the extreme.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Scott Pelley, and the CBS Evening News

Am sorry that Scott Pelley will soon be leaving the CBS Evening News. He is a fine anchor, and a terrific reporter; I've enjoyed watching his newscasts very much, over the past several years. Am certainly glad, though, that he's staying with 60 Minutes.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/cbs-makes-one-thing-clear-in-yanking-scott-pelley-its-all-about-the-ratings/2017/05/31/efabd224-4607-11e7-a196-a1bb629f64cb_story.html

"Raymond J. Pfeifer, 9/11 Firefighter Who Sought Care for Survivors, Dies at 59"

From the New York Times story, below:

"Senator Chuck Schumer of New York said in a Twitter post on Sunday: 'You meet very few truly great men in your life. Ray was one of them.' "

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/30/nyregion/raymond-pfeiffer-dead-advocate-for-911-responders.html