The music of In the News, with its computer-like bells of import ringing at the end, the spinning skeleton globe, and the steady voice of unseen newscaster Christopher Glenn are about as permanent a memory of my childhood weekend mornings as "Overture, curb the lights"* and Schoolhouse Rock. It all came back to me today upon hearing the news that Glenn passed away from liver cancer Tuesday, at age 68.
Glenn not only taught me what "impeach" meant, he asked me, at age 6, whether I thought it should happen to Richard Nixon.
I didn't have an answer, but still ...
It all meant something. I imagine Glenn meant a lot to a great many people. Even though I never saw a photograph of him until today, I'll always remember him.
*Those weren't the actual words, but that was the best I could parse it at the time.