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Our Man in Tehran: 30th Anniversary of Iran Escape

Written by Pats Papers | Wednesday, 3 March 2010 5:58 PM

Our Man in Tehran: 30th Anniversary of Iran Escape

I was at a Canadian Consulate event in New York this week to mark the 30th anniversary of the “Canadian Caper.” The guest of honour was Ken Taylor, the former Canadian ambassador to Iran who got six American diplomats to safety in the midst of the US embassy hostage situation. The conversation turned to his work as a spy and the story’s “Hollywood” ending.

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Front Page Tally: March 3

Written by Pat's Papers | Wednesday, 3 March 2010 11:24 AM

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Saturday mail delivery may be cu 15
Sen. Bunning relents, funding passes 14
Toyota’s sales nosedive, all others up 12
Chile quake response 11
Gun rights in Supreme Court 9

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“Brake Override” is a Silly Name

Written by Pats Papers | Wednesday, 3 March 2010 7:26 AM

I’ve been reading stories this morning about a possible expansion of a safety system Toyota is proposing for its cars. But Toyota and the wire copy keep calling it a “brake override” system. That’s a ridiculous name.

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Saturday Night Live: “We go on because it’s 11:30”

Written by Pats Papers | Wednesday, 3 March 2010 7:19 AM

Saturday Night Live: “We go on because it’s 11:30”

Saturday Night Live is never “ready” for air. That was one of the great insights from Lorne Michaels last night at a Q and A session about the show he created 35 years ago.

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Front Page Tally: March 2

Written by Pat's Papers | Tuesday, 2 March 2010 11:40 AM

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Aid for Chile after quake 20
Kentucky Senator blocks spending bill 14

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Front Page Tally: March 1

Written by Pat's Papers | Monday, 1 March 2010 12:13 PM

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Canada finishes big in Olympics 29
Earthquake in Chile kills 700 27
Health care reform 12

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Pat Supports his Team

Written by Pat's Papers | Monday, 1 March 2010 8:40 AM

Pat Supports his Team

My producers at NY1 let me wear my Team Canada shirt for the top of our sports report after our 3-2 gold-medal win over Team USA last night. But they got the last word with some on-screen graphics.

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Brian Williams’ NBC Thank You Note

Written by Pats Papers | Monday, 1 March 2010 7:24 AM

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams spent the past two weeks in Vancouver. He posted a great thank you note on his blog as his time in the Olympic city wrapped up. He wrote: “Before we leave this thoroughly polite country, the polite thing to do is leave behind a thank-you note.”

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Pat’s Favorite Vancouver Photos

Written by Pat's Papers | Saturday, 27 February 2010 2:59 AM

Pat’s Favorite Vancouver Photos

As the Vancouver 2010 Olympics wind down this weekend, I’m digging through hundreds of photos I took. Here are some of my favorites.

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Pat’s Vancouver Photos - part 2

Written by Pats Papers | Saturday, 27 February 2010 2:58 AM

Pat’s Vancouver Photos - part 2

More of my favorite photos from the Winter Olympics. We got lucky with the weather and were up in Whistler for two perfect sunny days.

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