I remember when David Bloom and I used to have dinner together.
He was the White House correspondent on Brokaw's Nightly News for years, right through Clinton's impeachment, the last election, 9/11 (he reported live from the WTC), and Middle East peace deal after peace deal after peace deal. And so when I'd get back from class, or be in the middle of writing an essay, and wanted to know what was going on, he was one of the many folks who let me know.
If anything, I always enjoyed his newscasts. He's being hailed as an innovator in the field for the modified M88 tank recovery vehicle he had refit in order to allow him to do live reports from the field on the move in Iraq. I believe they've taken to calling it the 'Bloom-mobile'. Very cool stuff.
Lately I've turned more to the BBC than NBC for news (better website). But I'll certainly miss seeing him when I do turn to NBC News.