Friday, November 07, 2008

Where were you when you heard the news?

A CNN commentator (I can't remember which one) said that Barack Obama's election was one of those moments that people will remember where they were when they heard the news. I've always thought "I remember where I was when I heard that . . ." is hokey, but I was in my living room when Jon Stewart reported the news on Comedy Central. Notice Stephen Colbert's frantic attempt to keep from bursting into tears on the set. At the time, I thought it was part of his act, but, on second viewing, it appears that he was genuinely overcome by the news.

3 comments:

Ms-Chievous said...

I cried too.

Jer said...

Thank you for posting this, I would've missed it if you hadn't. It's incredibly touching that Colbert was so caught up in the emotion of the moment that he couldn't help but drop character.

Casdok said...

I was in bed!!