Playing Catchup With The Departed

Tim Russert was, in our opinion, the premier interviewer in the biz other than Kojo Nnamdi of WAMU and WHUT. He was engaging, challenging, and admired. The show of love at his memorial even exceeded that at Ed Bradley’s.

George Carlin turned observational humor into an art form. Jerry Seinfeld and Steven Wright owe him a debt of gratitude, though Seinfeld was far less political and Wright much more deadpan. No Carlin, no “Cheech and Chong”. The man possessed a gift for language, for critical thinking, and he had stones. Not many men have performed standup on national television in five decades, and none so thoughtfully.