The Public Radio world, and a LOT of the rest of us, suffered a loss today. From NPR's web site:
The rest of the obituary is here. Rest in peace, Mr. Magliozzi, and thank you for all the wonderful, joyous laughs you gave us; you WILL be missed. I heard on NPR this afternoon that they... NPR... plan to continue the show, but in what form wasn't disclosed.
Tom Magliozzi, one of public radio's most popular personalities, died on Monday of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 77 years old.
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Tom and his brother, Ray, became famous as "Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers" on the weekly NPR show Car Talk. They bantered, told jokes, laughed and sometimes even gave pretty good advice to listeners who called in with their car troubles.
If there was one thing that defined Tom Magliozzi, it was his laugh. It was loud, it was constant, it was infectious.