Oh, he is the man. Last night’s Super Tuesday coverage is just one example of why. Tom Brokaw and Tim Russert on election night – unmatched.
Thank you to my friends who drew my attention to this important day.
I wish so badly that I could work with Tom Brokaw just once. We’ve never even met. I did get to talk into his earpiece once. It was the summer of 2001. I was working in Roanoke and he had just put out his first book, The Greatest Generation. We were putting together a one hour special for the opening of the National D-Day Memorial, so we had Tom for a satellite interview.
I got in his ear and I said, "Hi Tom, this is Dana in Roanoke, can you hear me okay?" He replied "Yes, Roanoke." I repeated myself. I wanted desperately to hear Tom Brokaw say MY NAME. But he never did. He called me "Roanoke" once more. Then the anchor who was asking the questions I had written for the interview said, right before we got started, "D-Day? That was in World War Two, right?" I was MORTIFIED. So, that’s the only Tom Brokaw memory I really have. Sad, yes? Well, if I ever have the opportunity to meet him I hope I don’t freeze up and I may or may not mention that my dog is named Brokaw, I’ll have to feel him out and decide whether he’ll be flattered or think I’m a freak.
It is so warm here and I am loving it! I am not a winter fan. You know me, you know this. I love that it has been 70+ for the past two days. I have had my window open non-stop for two days! Oh, the breeze is so nice. I wish my window didn’t overlook the very loud loading dock area, but hey, that’s okay – I’m loving the fresh air!
I was caught in traffic on my way home from work because of the President’s visit to the Dept. of Agriculture – RIGHT on my way home – but I didn’t mind because I had my SUNROOF OPEN and I heard a randomly wonderful song on the radio… Whitney Houston: I wanna dance with somebody – wanna feel the heat with somboooooodyyyy. Oh yeah! I was totally jamming out.
I took Brokaw (the puggle, not the man) to a dog park and it was fun to see him running around with all the other doggies. He was loving it!
I am just now realizing the Jack Johnson album I pre-ordered from iTunes is available TODAY. Woo-hoo. This day just keeps getting better!