So many people focus on the downside of the terrorist attack that destroyed the World Trade Center towers and killed nearly 4000 people. But, there’s at least one person for whom this tragedy was a much-needed balm.

His [Tom Brokaw’s] current contract expires at the end of this summer, and there had been speculation that he’d be stepping down from the job. But he has said that he was re-energized by coverage of the September 11 attacks and their aftermath, and decided to stay on.

Brian Williams to succeed Brokaw in 2004

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