One of the most, if not the most interesting local stories I covered was the Barry Freed/Abbie Hoffman bombshell 36 years ago that Perry reminisces about in today's WDT.
We all had covered his Save the River exploits over year round navigation and when the day came the airport manager tipped us at WWNY that Barbara Walters had landed with a film crew, it didn't take long for the reason to surface. She was here to cover the outing of the Chicago Seven member.
I filed a brief piece with the CBS feed and made $160, something you'd never get to do today.
Everybody was saying, 'yeah that makes sense' but few really knew. Dennis Honeywell told me he knew beforehand, but no one else I knew made that claim.
Rehashing old news is always interesting for those of us who were in the biz at the time. It also is a reminder how old we are.