I confess: I've always been a news junkie. Even as a kid, I was big into knowing what was going on. Probably the earliest news memories were watching the 6PM news and hearing the casuality totals for the day from Vietnam. I remember seeing the rioting after Martin Luther King was killed. I watched the 1972 Winter Olympics from Sapporo Japan. In high school, I was right on top of Watergate. (By then I was doing Current Events Extemporaneous Speech every Saturday morning, so it came kind of naturally.) I vividly remember watching with amazement as the Saturday Night Massacre unfolded, and wondering about the identity of Deep Throat. And I was always amazed at the coincidence of a night watchman finding a taped lock could bring down a presidency. (Last night at dinner, Brian asked why President Nixon resigned. That prompted a quick review of Watergate, and probably this thread.) Shortly thereafter, there was Patty Hearst and the debate over whether or not she had been brainwashed. I remember watching the 1980 Dream Team win at hockey, and in college bringing my radio to the beach, not for pop music, but for Iran Contra hearnings. It's great to see my own son showing such an interest in history, and the corresponding interest in current events.