Dear Jon Stewart,
I saw Murrow's Boys at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn during the week after "THE wedding", the Washington Correspondents Dinner, and the event in Pakistan. This play, about how "the boys" reported World War II live, should be seen by you, Stephen Colbert and all the folks who either "report" the news or comment on news reporting today.
I'm sorry I am a bit late with this letter but I've been too busy working and exploring NYC to catch up on my blog posts. The current run of the play ends over Memorial Day weekend. Grab your friends and cross the Brooklyn Bridge (on the left) to see it. Also, maybe you folks can help this group extend the run of their show somewhere else. It needs to be seen by a larger audience.
I told Pete Hamill to see it when he was talking about his latest book "Tabloid City" at the Tenement Museum last week. If you haven't already done so (I'm a fan of yours although I don't watch every night. I even went to see your show live with my brother's family. My brother is friends with your Mom) you might want to invite Pete on your show. The book is about 24 hours in the life of a tabloid newspaper today.
For any of you who want to read more about Edward R Murrow and friends, you can start looking for your reading material here. There are many many great restaurants in the neighborhood. We went to a Turkish restaurant called Deniz and really enjoyed the food.
If you want to read more about Pete Hamill, baseball, and his historical fiction visit this prior post. I didn't have time to explore a new restaurant that evening so I went back to my favorite grab food at the bar place - The Meatball Shop (It will be opening in Williamsburg Brooklyn soon).