Thursday, December 4, 2008

We'll miss you, Tom!

On December 18, Tom Suiter will do his last broadcast as the sports anchor for WRAL TV in Raleigh, NC. It's likely that any sports fan who has lived in this area in the last 20+ years knows and likes Tom Suiter. The article I've linked does a great job of explaining what Tom has brought to TV, but I'd like to point out that it was Jesse Helms, long time NC senator, that brought Suiter to WRAL. Helms died not long ago, and I did a blog entry about it. It's interesting to find a case where Helms was so instrumental in helping someone out. The great part is just how good at his job Tom turned out to be. I'd bet Helms had a feeling he'd be great, and that kind of thing is what made Helms so special, too.

But not only is Suiter great as an anchor, but he's been a great mentor of young people. These are the kind of people you hate to see moving on...

1 comment:

Lis said...

Aw, that is sad. I barely even pay attention to the sports broadcasts but I do like him a lot.