Monday, August 15, 2005

Old School

Our younger readers won't remember former Rensselaer County court judge and DA M. Andrew Dwyer, but suffice to say, if you think Pat McGrath runs a tight ship and Patricia DeAngelis is a bit of a character, you ain't seen nothing. WTEN's John McLoughlin tells a great story in Sunday's Record, about how Dwyer, one night in the 60's, announced he would indict Peter Jennings and ABC News for obscenity over a story they did on sex education. The days of reporters and pols bellying up to the bar went the way of letting your kids tumble around in the back of the station wagon without seatbelts ---but close your eyes for a second and you can almost smell the cigar smoke.