Chalk one up for the girl reporter. The Today show a few weeks ago said they were going to have the first interview with the Hero pilot, Capt. Chelsey Sullenberger. Matt Lauer even said it a few times on the show they would have the exclusive. The interview never happened. Now we know why!
Katie Couric got the scoop of the year so far as she will be the first one to interview Capt. Sullenberger since the flight. The piece is set to air on 60 Minutes Feb. 8th. Katie was close to being fired from the CBS evening news last year but a tough interview with VP candidate Sarah Palin saved her job. This interview with Sullengberger should solidify her position for a while.-DR.FB
Days later I am writing this, and it is still amazing after the fact. Captain Chelsey B. Sullenberger III is a real hero.
Noticing a bunch of birds heading right into one of the plane's engines and Jeffrey B. Skiles was flying the plane at the time. Captain Sullenberger took control of the plane and was able to make sure the plane did not capsize while heading into the Hudson river. It is hard to not flip a plane going that fast into water, but he was able to do it. He is experienced, but does flight experience really teach you to make a plane be perfectly balanced and not flip?
No one lost a life. Everyone is still alive. One person with broken bones. He was an angel to several people that day. And yup, he did earn his wings. -Dr.FB
Photo: Gary Hershorn/Reuters)