About last night
Many of you have responded to our closing piece last night, the news about the discovery of Robert Frost's JFK Inauguration poem. We were happy to be the first to air that story on television -- and we have been inundated with requests for the poem itself. I'm told we're on the phone with the Frost Estate as I type, and we'll link to the poem or post it in this space once we get permission. As a presidential history buff, it was a joy to write -- superbly produced by Subrata De -- and merely researching the fire in the lectern was an enjoyable project yesterday while we were compiling the piece. Thank you for all of your positive responses. Special thanks to the folks at the JFK Library.
GO HARD OR GO HOME
Tonight we are going big after one major story in particular. Competition being what it is (even among friends), I will have to leave it at that for now, as much as I dislike coyness of any kind in this space. Also in the broadcast tonight, today's latest terrorist video (why it's so notable) and one of the gruesome outgrowths of the current war: the perverse, reverse relationship between body armor and the profound good that it does... and the fact that the soldiers who survive catastrophic trauma are often left behind with head injuries. It's a piece that Bob Bazell has been working on for some time, and he'll air the first part of two spots tonight.
Also this evening, today's story about air travel. Regular readers know how much this frequent flier loves air travel.
With a mixture of curiosity and trepidation, I am tonight attending a screening of the new film, UNITED 93. I think it will be a setback for all New Yorkers. I also think it might serve a strange kind of purpose: by reminding us of what was done to us and the stakes right now.
We have a great broadcast planned for tonight and we hope you can join us.
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