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  •  My letter, and it's really gooey (a warning) (4.00)
    First of all, I am writing to say that your coverage of Peter Jennings' career was absolutely the best we'd seen all day.

    Second, I applaud your candid reporting about your cancer scare, as well as the greater context of your statements. Someone needed to say that out loud, and mean it.

    To be honest, most newscasters seem like actors playing newscasters, reading and repeating whatever shows up on the teleprompter.

    We tune into your show because we always feel that you're dealing in the truth, as a professional and as an individual, and sometimes that means tackling stories that make network executives feel uncomfortable.  The value of that, especially these days, is immeasurable and striking.

    Your sense of humor is the closer, though, and especially precious to our household. If not exhausted by our own lives, we end each weekday exhausted by the unrelenting Bush administration bad news machine, only to be rescued by the one-two Countown/Daily Show punch.

    I thank you so much, because I can't really imagine how things would be without your newscasts.

    Well, okay, I imagine it would kind of like if Fox News was a parallel universe and we were trapped in it. Which might actually be the case.

    And lastly, I had to quit smoking this year and hated it. My method was fairly raw: every time my mother saw me with a cigarette, she would lay down and cry. Use it.

    It's the Stupidity, Stupid!

    by Q Dog on Wed Aug 10, 2005 at 01:20:40 PM PDT

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