A Tribute to My Mentors
September 24th, 2019 2:38 PM
They are all gone now; the men (and one woman) who were major influences in my early journalism career. The last two died within weeks of each other. They were Jack Perkins and Sander Vanocur, both veterans of NBC News where I started as a copyboy. My list of mentors is long. They were famous then, but most likely unknown to younger people today. Their signed pictures hang on my office wall,…
O'Donnell: 'Olbermann Invented Op-ed TV...No One Has Ever Done Anythin
January 24th, 2011 11:06 PM
It was to be expected that MSNBC commentators would publicly wish Keith Olbermann well after his surprise exit last Friday.
But the nonsense that spewed out of Lawrence O'Donnell's mouth Monday evening - "He invented op-ed TV...For eight years...No one in television history has ever done anything like it" - was so sycophantic and factually bereft it was almost sick-making (…