Movie director Robert Altman died, aged 81. On ABC and NBC the obituary was handled by the anchor. NBC's Brian Williams ventured that Nashville may have been his masterpiece. Agreed. ABC's Charles Gibson (no link) suggested that Popeye was below par. Disagreed.
Musical greats assembled on New York City's Upper West Side to pay tribute to the late Ed Bradley of CBS News' 60 Minutes. CBS' Byron Pitts narrated "a whisper of gospel, a jolt of jazz, teardrops of emotion." NBC's Brian Williams (no link), who covered Hurricane Katrina so heavily, explained the New-Orleans-style waving handkerchiefs that ended the service. The "second-line tradition" waves the departed spirit out of the church and on up to the heavens.
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