So damned much goes uncovered now. But some papers didn’t cover this stuff even when they had plenty of staffers. Pulitzer sniffers, a lot of them. Covering a police beat was beneath them.

But that’s how you learn. Really. And it was infuriating, fun, horrifying and uplifting. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

Family Band

As I’ve mentioned, I just love musical documentaries, and tonight I’m watching “Family Band: The Cowsills” on Showtime. God, what a talented bunch they are — and what obstacles they’ve overcome. Whew!

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