A fixture in our house in the 60s, a way to know that, despite sometimes horrific news, there was always a basic humanity I could count on. Brinkley never liked it, according to an interview rebroadcast with Terry Gross yesterday, but the simple ritual of two men wishing each other good night set a remarkable tone to the entire news show.
David Brinkley, 82, Newsman Model, Dies. David Brinkley was the wry reporter and commentator whose NBC broadcasts helped define and popularize television news in America. By Richard Severo. From the New York Times: Business
Good night, David.