Snail mail jokes aside, it was nice to meet Charlie and spend a few moments talking with someone who spent so many years in journalism. Though we are not close in age, Charlie and I learned that we share something in common. We both worked at NBC News in Washington when we were first starting out in the business.
The building on Nebraska Avenue houses many NBC shows, including Meet the Press, bureaus for Dateline (where I interned in college), the Today Show, Nightly News, etc. and local TV station NBC 4, where Charlie got his first job as a page.
In his return letter to me, Charlie wrote: "It was a pleasure to meet you and to think that you and I, from such distant generations, shared a network station in Washington, DC. I am so glad you were exposed to Russert, Gregory, Pete Williams, Andrea Mitchell and the other top news people at NBC. In my time, it was Brinkley, Huntley, Hackes, Kaplow, etc."
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