Monday, May 07, 2007

Hewitt on Lileks...

HH goes above and beyond for his friend Lileks here:

So does a newspaper need local writers with national talent?

I have broadcast four of the past five years from the Minnesota State Fair. Each year Lileks has been kind enough to spend an afternoon with me, and the crowds that come to say hello to James and snatch a photo or an autograph are large and always the sort of people you want reading your paper --the employed, the dads and moms, the folks who patronize your advertisers. They know Lileks. They are connected to him --which isn't surprising since he's been writing for the paper since before Reagan entered office (and he's still on the sunny side of 50!).

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