Thursday, November 17, 2011
Education Blogger Wins Arthur Reynolds Award
Reynolds didn't just bust onto the scene in World War II. It was a few years earlier when his report on the Hindenburg Disaster chilled the nation:
Ladies and gentleman, Herbert Morrison of WLS Chicago says, "Crashing, oh! Four- or five-hundred feet into the sky and it... it's a terrific crash, ladies and gentlemen. It's smoke, and it's in flames now; and the frame is crashing to the ground, not quite to the mooring mast. Oh, the humanity! And all the passengers screaming around here. He told you; it—He can't even talk to people, their friends are out there! Ah! It's... it... it's a... ah! He... He can't talk, ladies and gentlemen. Honest: it's just laying there, mass of smoking wreckage. Ah! And everybody can hardly breathe and talk and the screaming. 0000000, He... He... He's sorry. Honest: He... He can hardly breathe. He... He's going to step inside, where he cannot see it.
Reynolds career in broadcasting lasted long enough for him to report on the JFK assassination where a new generation will never forget him describing how Walter Cronkite reported on the death of a President.
Russo is a proud successor to Reynold's journalistic tradition with such dynamic reporting on his blog lately as: