Rewatching this for the maybe the third or fourth time since it originally happened. Not that it’s an event I’m particularly hung up on. I don’t care who did it or why. There are a lot of hateful people in the world and it’s shitty. I accept this. On each repeat however, I’m struck by how composed most of the anchors are. Not to belittle any personal responses they may have actually felt, nor assume that it was not a difficult day in their line of work. It was a story too big for anyone at the time. Still though, I’m surprised that not one person on air let forth an emotional reserve akin to say, the live correspondent who covered the Hindenburg disaster. Was it professionalism? Shock? Or a hyperawareness of modern history at hand, realizing one’s role and probable inconsequence as well? I guess nobody really knew what. I was 18 then, now I’m 31. What a weird day.