“We are all his students. And anyone who approaches a microphone on this sad day owes him.
He could be infuriating, caustic and, often, outrageous. But he was an American Original and a great champion and exemplar of Free Speech.
I know he’s been lethal on the subject of the extraordinary individual I most admire in public life in America. And he once called me a ‘Stooge for Mario Cuomo.’ And that’s when he was in a really good mood!
But Bob Grant was a gifted performer and a provocative social commentator. As the Dean of talk show hosts, he was without peer in our profession.
I always thought the guy was like Lazarus in the Bible: you couldn’t kill him!”