The legendary NBC affiliate has been the top dog of Ozarks TV news since Ned Reynolds was a pup with a crew cut (hint: that's a long time). It has that rep for good reason: It's the best show in town.
Jerry Jacob's live reports from Picayune, Miss., were anything but picayune. Jacob is with the Convoy of Hope as it conveys help -- in the form of much-needed water and ice -- to those suffering the shocks of Hurricane Katrina.
His reports illuminated the local angle, and it brought the expected pang of professional jealousy -- Christ, JJ's in the middle of the biggest story of his life. We should be there, too!
Ah, but that's that, and this event is too cool to pass without noting. Jerry Jacob is doing his job this week. He's practicing good journalism. Viewers are the lucky recipients.