How nice it is to be back after a long weekend away. But instead of telling you all about what this writer got up to, telling funny anecdotes, letting you know what sorts of interesting things he talked to people about, let’s instead jump right into the news (we’ll get personal and catch up later over some coffee, okay?). First up, following the recent announcement that the National September 11 Memorial and Museum had teamed up with the internet start-up Broadcastr to share tagged audio recordings, and some two years after the news that actor Billy Crystal had joined the organization’s board, late last week comedian Jon Stewart was voted onto the board as well. Last year Stewart had served as the host of a fundraising dinner for the organization and according to Julie Shapiro at DNAinfo, following his commitment to discussing legislation surrounding September 11th on Comedy Central‘s The Daily Show, Mayor Bloomberg requested that the board offer him an invitation to join them. Said Stewart to the NY Times, “Luckily for me, it appears as if they’ve done 95 percent of the hard labor on this. So I’m hoping to help in any way I can offer. I’m like their intern at this point.”
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