I don't watch the news, and I generally despise politics. However, I routinely make time each week to watch Shields and Brooks on the PBS NewsHour. Mark Shields and David Brooks both seem like people I would enjoy knowing in real life. They are intelligent, thoughtful, and they clearly respect each other. It is so refreshing to hear two people disagree about things in a calm, respective manner.
It's sad news, then, that Mark is stepping down after 33 years. I'll really miss his insights and his funny one-liners. Here's a short video that the NewsHour put together to honor his work over the years.