Ken Johnson

Saturday, February 17, 2001

In the annals of congressional testimony few figures endure. Joseph Welch staring down McCarthyism, Sam Ervin demanding presidential accountability…Add to that list one Ken Johnson. As press secretary for the House Committee on Energy and Commerce his duties often run to the mundane, but on Wednesday he compiled a highlight reel of network gaffs that transformed the Congress into Must-see-TV.

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