August 22nd, 2010

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Dammit, found out this morning that my favorite reporter ever died: Harold Dow DEAD: Veteran CBS News Reporter Dies Unexpectedly He was only 62.

He was awesome on 48 Hours: Mystery. He had this technique of interviewing serial murderers and other scumbags with an expression of faintly amused skepticism. People would say far more than they meant to, trying to get that expression off his face.

ETA: From CBS: Dow won an Association of Women in Radio and Television Gracie Allen Award in 2001. He has also been honored with a George Foster Peabody Award for his 48 Hours report on runaways and a Robert F. Kennedy Award for a report on public housing. He has received five Emmy Awards, including one for a story on the American troops' movement into Bosnia (1996) and one for "distinguished reporting" for his coverage of the Pan Am Flight 103 disaster (1989). He won an RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award, an Operation Push Excellence in Journalism Award and, for a 48 Hours profile of Patti LaBelle and a third-place award from the National Association of Black Journalists.


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The background image of Tash Rabat on Bing is particularly gorgeous today. If it goes away, here's the image results search.

From my previous post, Without Lying Down is also a documentary, available here.

Janni Lee Simner has a post on Boycotting, striking, and a teen lit fest So many (most?) of you have probably already heard about the Humble, Texas superintendent of schools' decision to uninvite YA author Ellen Hopkins from their Teen Lit Festival. Pete Hautman, Matt de la Peña, Tera Lynn Childs, and Melissa de la Cruz have also dropped out in support, and there's since been lots of debate about whether boycotting a teen book festival is a good idea or not.