I am old enough to remember John Sergeant as a formidable political editor who knew his subject intimately and shared his wisdom generously. Nick Hopkins of the Guardian thinks he will be remembered for performancesÂ only slightly less agile than his microphone handling on the day Lady ThatcherÂ failed to win the first round of the 1990Â Conservative leadership ballot.
"Sometimes I feel so happy,
Sometimes I feel so sad.
Sometimes I feel so happy,
But mostly you just make me mad."
was a moment many considered to be a sink or swim, do or die, vote or
perish moment - the election of 08. The legendary face-off between the
old, traditionalist, veteran, republican and the new, changelicious,
YES WE CAN, revolutionary. There hadn't been so much fuss over an
election since Kennedy (rightly and weirdly connected to Obama, again)
We talked a few weeks ago about how one Frontline News cameraman, Peter Jouvenal, failed to get the credit for his footage from the fall of Kabul and missed out on an Emmy award.
The other surviving Frontline founder member, Vaughan Smith, wrote this piece in today's Guardian on the same theme.
I forgot to draw the new web editor in this morning's lecture, so I can now exclusively reveal that the Random Gods of Journalism have chosen...
Nicolas Anelka continued his hot streak of form by scoring twice in Chelseaâ€™s 3-0 win over West Brom this evening, a result that sends the West London side to the top of the Barclay's Premier League table.