Longtime Washington journo Craig Crawford was back on C-SPAN this week, and again sported that tie. It’s the neckwear he wears time and time again on the wonky network. The difference between this picture and all the others? It’s now in HD!
Crawford calls the fancy silk tie that he purchased at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art his “C-SPAN tie.” He told FishbowlDC this afternoon, “I wore that tie the first time I was on C-SPAN some 20 years ago and it just became a habit (didn’t have many ties in those days), never wear it anywhere else. It’s my little token of respect for C-SPAN and the callers.” If you’re dying to hear more about this historical tie, Crawford wrote about it in this self-revealing piece for the Orlando Sentinel in the 1994. Read here.