That was his answer.
Tim Russert had asked him what he would want to be his epitaph.
He rarely gave answers.
He did ask a lot of tough questions. Very tough.
In fact, he was the first to do it on Television.
1955. “Night Beat” became an instant hit that New Yorkers began referring to as “brow beat.” His relentless questioning of his subjects proved to be a compelling alternative to the polite chit-chat practiced by early television hosts.