I was remembering a memory from my past.
In the 1980s there was a very popular weatherman on a local channel (channel 6) who died in a parachuting accident.
I think he was a well liked local celebrity, his death caused more waves then the death of an average weatherman would.
But, the thing I remember most is the reaction his coworkers gave.
The day it happened, everyone on the telecast had red eyes. And obvious lumps in their throats.
One newscaster (Lisa Thomas Laurie, I believe that is her name) even broke down.
It was probably bad journalism, but it was pure unhindered emotion.
I think it touched alot of people, and the fact that these people allowed this side of themselves to be shown to the public is probably a big reason that channel had the highest news ratings for many years running.
(I left the area, does anyone know if they are still numer one?)
Has anyone else seen similar reactions on television?
I was rather young, so my memories of the telecast might be a little bit off, thats how it seemed to me at the time.