Friday, November 25, 2005
There are journalism's stars, who consume most of the ink and the air time, and there are its grunts, who do most of the legwork and barely get a byline. Mark Stamey, formerly of The New York Post, was one of the latter. He walked the "bad-luck" beat, gathering facts about murders, fires, evictions and accidents. Host Brooke Gladstone spent one Thanksgiving Day on the job with Stamey, who has come to see the whole world as a morgue.