How sad am I that last night was Tom Brokaw's final time hosting the nightly news...ever
? Sure, he'll be around in other capacities. Writing books I never read and hosting specials I never get to watch. In fact, if truth be told, I didn't even watch Brokaw all that much. I just always liked knowing he was there, waiting for me when I got home. Of course it almost goes without saying that if there ever was a serious story that I needed to brush up on, Brokaw was always the man I went to for my news. He is a straight shooter.
But most of all I loved the moments when he was reporting a story and he got that little smirk on his face when you knew he
knew something about it was ridiculous or even better yet, just plain bullshit. If only we could get Brokaw to substitute the way former SNLer's get to do. You know, when they can't find anything else to do.
So, in short, Brokaw, if you're reading this (wink, wink) you're "the man" and you will be missed.