Jerry Tate 
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Re: “It Only Hurts When He Laughs

I enjoyed reading the piece on Mike Matthews. I worked with Mike for several years while at WREG. I was there for almost 30 years so I worked with a lot of reporters, may good reporters, but there were very few, if any, who could measure up to the standards Mike set every day he went to work...and that's really all Mike ever saw himself as doing, going to work.a lot of people, past and present, in our business hesitate when they should ask a "tough" question during an interview. Not Mike! When he was given a story to do he did it. It made no difference who he was asking. When called for their feet were held to the fire. I can never recall a story Mike did where he backed down from going for the "hard" answers. by the same token he could turn what was expected to do a human interest story or a soft piece into a story that always held your interest. He's a Story Teller who can turn a two and a half minute TV story into a work of art. Every day I always wondered where he would find that artistic touch into what so many of us would think was the "kicker" of the day." There should be more just like him.

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Posted by Jerry Tate on 03/15/2015 at 12:20 PM
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