Our headlines are filled with examples showing just how far we have to go, but this presidential election is testament to how far we’ve come. — WBUR Anchor Delores Handy Brown
The cumulative pot of coffee I have in all probability consumed today isn’t proving to be an effective antidote to fatigue. Yes, I am a tad jittery, but my over-caffeinated bloodstream fails to lift the cerebral fog. The gray stuff is all muddled. Please forgive my relative incoherence.
Like many of you, I had a late night watching history unfold.
Regardless of your partisan leanings, you have to admit that the evening’s flood of tears and exuberant joy were extraordinarily moving. And I suspect that you, like me, prognosticated this day farther off into the future—in my case, a day when my nine-year-old was old enough to comprehend its magnitude.
But enough of my hackneyed, clichéd prose. Listen to WBUR’s Delores Handy Brown, who grew up in Jim Crow Arkansas and who, with moral power and clarity, defines last night’s significance for her personally and for us as a people:
And switching gears, and all too abruptly at that, I want to thank all those who participated in WBUR’s first Election Tweet-Up. Specifically, Jeff Cutler, Andrea Mercado, Gradon Tripp, Deb Agliano, Mike Langford Scott Frazer, and the “almost ubiquitous” Adam Zand, all whom provided additional steady hands on the helm as we navigated these uncertain social media waters.
Each time you folks join us, you help chip a little away at the wall of mystery encompassing social media here in the station.
Thanks. You are the best.
See you all at the next “Tweet-Up.”