Wednesday, March 03, 2010

A couple people have asked me about the story behind this picture. The truth is, there isn't much of one. I was working as a reporter at KWMU, the public radio station in St. Louis, and Kurt Vonnegut came in to appear on a program that was hosted by an old friend of his (Joe Pollack). He (K.V.) came into the newsroom and introduced himself to everybody. It was a very nice gesture. (That's my colleague Bill Raack, now KWMU's news director, in the middle.) Fortunately KWMU had a photographer on hand to capture the moment. Though as somebody pointed out to me, I should've taken my other hand out of my pocket...
Shaking hands with Kurt Vonnegut, St. Louis, circa 1997.