Just a few second of quiet, please, Wolf…

Christianity Today’s election blog reminds me of a funny moment from the end of the DNC last might.

I was flipping around the different news channels (comparing and contrasting pundits) after Obama finished and landed on CNN right around the time that megachurch pastor Joel Hunter was starting the benediction. One of the CNN pundits suggested that everyone hush up for a few second because it was, after all, the final benediction.

images7.jpegNot more than two or three second went by before Wolf Blitzer started yapping again. It had the timing of a comedy routine.

I’m assuming that Wolf wasn’t paying attention when his colleague urged just a few moments of quiet for prayer time.

Christianity Today’s Sarah Pulliam also reports that Hunter had a brief chat with Billy Graham, seeking advice for the benediction.

Hunter said of Graham: “He’s so frail, he can’t hear right now, so his assistant was the one who sat down with him. It takes him a while now to communicate. His assistant was the one who was telling me all of this.

“He said he’d be praying for me, and he’ll be watching.”

Gary Stern

Gary Stern covered education in the Lower Hudson Valley for several years during the early 1990s. Now's he back on the beat. He believes that schools are one of the main reasons that people live around here and that educational issues -- from curriculum to financing -- are among the most challenging things that journalists can write about. He continues to be amazed by the complexity of educational jargon. Gary got his B.A. at SUNY Buffalo and his M.A. from the University of Missouri Journalism School (where his master's thesis was about the best ways to cover education). He lives in White Plains with his wife and two sons, who attend public schools.