Watching the parade just now and all of the incredible amounts of security reminded us of the human cost of this inaugural. Richard Leiby’s Reliable Source column today points us to an item this morning about ABC correspondent Pierre Thomas:
[Thomas] got stuck in gridlock Tuesday night, so he jumped from the car and raced, tape in hand, toward the network’s downtown studio. On the way, he tripped and broke his left wrist, but saved the tape. “Of course my wrist gave and the concrete didn’t,” he told us from home yesterday. Thomas quickly got up and made it another two blocks — in time to make deadline. “It’s very ‘Broadcast News,’ ” he says. After airing the piece, he went to the emergency room.
Today maybe we can see his cast in HDTV.