Saturday, October 30, 2010

In Jimmy's own words, he "was a Hoofah!" You could not avoid having a smile on your face in the presence of Jimmy. Every story, and there were countless numbers of them, brought a smile to my face. An entertainer to the end. A man who could steal the spotlight even from Mike Wallace. On what turned out to be Mike's last day of taping, Mike exclaimed "I'm the senior person in this room!" at which point Jimmy pointed out to Mike, I've got you by a few months. " They were both 90, and we all shared an incredibly historic moment that day. Because of Jimmy, "FIIIIIIIIIIVE MINUTES" will last an eternity. Jimmy, I will miss you.

M. Scott Cole