Former general, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Secretary of State Colin Powell says it best:
It’s not clear to me why we should make a huge media event of every one of these sad returns. It almost becomes the cable-ization of it.
I’ll let Mr. Koppel answer why he felt it appropriate just to take a whole show to read the names. I don’t think anybody is unaware there are names attached to each of these heroes.
Shame on you, Mr. Koppel.