In the best tradition of gonzo journalism, Ted Koppel became the story today. Good for him. His frustration was visible last night as his interviews of evacuation holdouts turned into personal pleading for them to get out before disease and other problems set in. Jumping in the muddy water to pull a boat in seems like a small thing, but it’s better than the frustration of not being able to do anything.
Newsman Ted Koppel became a player in the story he was covering when he jumped into filthy waist-deep water to help rescue a woman stranded in flooded New Orleans.