Raising the wreckage from the Hudson

December 15, 2010 11:36:31 AM PST
I dislike the word "closure." Especially how some people apply it to death. How in the world can we assume how people feel about the deaths of people they love?

We can't, and I avoid using the term the best I can.

There are, however, steps in the mourning process. And tonight we're following one: The hoisting of the wreckage of the private plane involved in the midair collision over the Hudson River.

Inside the plane's hulk is the body of the eighth victim of the crash. The ninth victim is still missing.

We're there tonight, at 11. It's not closure - I'm not sure what the word really means. But it's a step in finalizing the recovery operations of this deadly tragedy.

Also at 11, the debate over health care has been nasty and ugly recently. Today, Georgia Congressman David Scott found a swastika on his office door. Last week he led a contentious health care forum. Today he gets vandalized. Charming.

President Obama got a much less harsh reception in New Hampshire today - a warm reception, actually, as he led a health care forum. We'd like to know what you think of Obama's health care plan. CLICK HERE to vote in our online poll.

We'll also have any breaking news of the night, plus Scott Clark with the night's sports. I hope you can join Liz Cho and me, tonight at 11.

BILL RITTER


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