The final installment in Dan Barry’s five-part, 14,000 word series about a diner in a small Ohio city ran in today’s paper, and public editor Margaret Sullivan used today’s column to commend Mr. Barry on a job well done.
Last year, Times executive editor Jill Abramson encouraged all staff members to go find real Americans and tell their stories, according to Ms. Sullivan. And boy, did Mr. Barry ever!
The good people of Elyria, Ohio, gather over coffee at Donna’s Diner to talk about their struggles to make ends meet. They arrange classic car shows against all odds. They have hopes and dreams and hard times. They are Americans.
Today is day three of Dan Barry’s five part New York Times series about Donna’s Diner in Elyria, Ohio. In the small, economically ravaged city, Mr. Barry has found a charming little diner full of charming characters who gather together to drink coffee and talk about politics, their lives, the economy and the ordinary struggles of ordinary Americans.
Noted country music musician and metaphorical ass-kicker Toby Keith also didn’t talk to Sarah Palin for her Real American Stories special debuting on Fox News tonight.
After LL Cool J complained that the network was using an old interview of his to promote the show, The Times called the publicist Read More