We deal with sad news every day, in this industry. This morning, the finality of a former news director's long battle with cancer, came.
Forrest Carr was one of those guys that most people have heard of. He was an advocate for television that benefited the viewer, and not salacious non-stories. He was a mentor to many in this business.
Here's the announcement by his wife, Deborah:
"It is with a very heavy heart, that I report that my dear, beloved Forrest Carr passed away early this morning after a valiant battle with cancer. Forrest loved life, and, in many ways, had a larger-than-life personality. Even at the final moments, he was smiling and sharing his unique brand of humor. I want to thank you, friends near and far, for your prayers and your kindness to Forrest and I these past difficult months. Forrest made many friends along his life's journey, and I know he would want me to tell you how much he loved you all. Peace be with you."
Here's a link to Forrest's Blog
Godspeed, Forrest. Keep'em laughing up there in Heaven.