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I heard Miriam Meets last weekend with both of Brians sons talking about Brian, his life and his stories. I was saddened to hear that he is confined to a wheelchair at the moment.
I remember growing up in the 80's watching Today Tonight, the debates between CJH and Garret etc, and it was really watching these debates that I started to get interested in politics. When Brian was on form, which was more often then not, he was an excellent interviewer and was obviously genuinely interested in any topic he covered.
I just wanted to acknowledge Brian, and his input to Irish politics, and my life long interest in politics which can be traced back to those debates, with Brian hosting.
It's impossible to look at a clip of Brian interviewing someone without getting that nostalgic feeling of a time that seems so far removed from where we are today.
So, thank you Brian for all those tense moments in the 80's wondering who'd win out, and for your professionalism and insight, and to wish you all the best into the future..