No politics today. This column is personal.
One of television news' best died Friday - Richard Threlkeld.
He always signed off "Richard" but in the newsroom he was always "Dick." The good ones have nicknames--except for Walter, maybe. And Dick was very, very good.
He won many awards. He made many friends. He deserved them.
If you walked into the newsroom and someone said "It's all right; Dick's on it," you relaxed because it was.
So many stories. So many places. So much fine stuff.
He goes back, I think, to a time when most of us really cared.
Good night, Dick. God bless.