We need a new plane crash

US Air 1549 ditched in the Hudson on Jan 15. That is, as we speak, ten days ago and has become the Story That Won’t Go Away. On Crash Day NBC gave the story the entire first segment, eleven minutes. Seemed excessive then, and it was just the beginning. Today they had voice over of the bird-struck engine being lifted out of the water, and full package treatment for Hero Captain Sully being welcomed home in Danville. I’ve marked the day, Jan 15, 2010 in my calendar so to watch for the one-year-later, where-are-they-now stories, and I now believe the networks will cover the birth of children to survivors.

The Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, on the other hand, haven’t been covered for days.

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