Another star anchor has ended his one-day love affair with the Twin Cities.
Jim Lehrer (shown here in Denver) has left St. Paul and returned to Washington “to focus on covering Hurricane Gustav from there. We have a team heading to Louisiana,” an email from the NewsHour folks reveals. (BTW, if you want to see what good guys the PBS/NewsHour guys are, see Jason DeRusha’s blog)
We’ve lost PBS.
At last check, we still have Jon Stewart.
More cancellations and changes: The Connecticut delegation has canceled its riverboat cruise Monday on the Mississippi on Monday and will instead engage in some undetermined activity to help the victims of Gustav. The sad part? Connecticut — along with South Dakota and Puerto Rico — are housed farther away than any delegation: Maple Grove. The “Political Chicks a Go Go” fundraiser on Monday is now called “RightNOW! Relief for the Gulf Coast.”
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.