modesty forbids me
By Diogenes ( articles ) | Apr 22, 2004
Anna Q gets weepy-eyed when she thinks of her journalistic responsibility toward the little people. A friend offers his hanky:
Tom Brokaw, the NBC anchorman, remembers a young black woman who decided to march in the streets of Americus, Ga., during dangerous racial unrest there. "I'm often asked to name my most memorable interview," Brokaw says, "and I suppose most people think I'll say Dr. Martin Luther King or Bobby Kennedy or Gorbachev or Mandela or Margaret Thatcher or some other big name. But honestly, I always bring up that young woman. I was just 25 at the time and she taught me so much that night."
Black. A black woman. And she taught him so much. What a guy.
"... not to mention my exclusives with Fidel Castro and Mick Jagger and Pope John Paul and Michael Jordan and Princess Diana
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