I am so sad this morning to hear of the passing of one of my heroes - Molly Ivins.
I met Molly years ago when I was working at WAGA TV in Atlanta. She appeared on Good Day Atlanta, the morning show where I was an associate producer. I seemed to be the only one who was excited about her appearance on our show to promote her latest book.
When the doorbell rang at the back door that morning I told the intern I'd get it. I was so excited to open the door and find Molly standing there. I smiled and invited her in. As we walked toward the green room I told her, "You're one of my heroes!"
She laughed and said, "Hon, you'll be my hero if you get me a cup of coffee."
That morning, I became Molly Ivins' hero.
Her liberal voice, her wit, and her heart will be missed. She was truly a legend.
Rest in peace, Molly.