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WABC Colleagues Will #NeverForget Engineer Donald DiFranco

There remains a prominent place in the 9/11 anniversary thoughts of ABC 7 anchor Bill Ritter and station colleagues for the late Donald DiFranco. Here for example is how Ritter remembered DiFranco in a 2010 anniversary essay, re-published this week on the station’s website:

DiFranco, a member of the Eyewitness News team, was on the top of one of the towers when it was attacked. Don was an engineer – and his first thought after the plane crashed into the building 20 floors below him, was to call us and tell us we might be off the air because of the crash. That was what he worried about.

I hope only that Don didn’t suffer.

DiFranco is also front and center in the Twitter feeds of Ritter and others at ABC 7. This touching photo montage created by Kellie Tarsia was re-tweeted by Ritter:

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Weekly Standard Sold|Chris Matthews Helps Honor Dads|WaPo Dumps Froomkin|ABC’s Sciutto Roped Into Iran Twitter Scam|NYT‘s Keller Still Talking About His Reporting In Iran

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FishbowlDC: News Corp. sold the Weekly Standard to Clarity Media Group, which also owns the Washington Examiner.

TVNewser: Chris Matthews hosted the National Father’s Day Committee’s Father of the Year awards luncheon today, honoring basketball coach Michael Krzyzewski, Gen. David Patraeus and ABC‘s George Stephanopoulos.

Politico: The Washington Post has fired White House columnist Dan Froomkin.

World Newser: ABC‘s chief foreign correspondent Jim Sciutto became part of an Iranian Twitter scam.

Editor & Publisher: New York Times executive editor Bill Keller complained about the flack he was getting for reporting from Iran. “Do people in the media crit game really think editors are supposed to be desk jockeys who never go get a sense of the story?…Or is the idea that when a big, exhausting news breaks visiting editors should hole up in the hotel and let the reporters do all the work? Weird,” he said.