Newsweek Publishes Email From Imus
April 16, 2007 at 5:47 AM (PT)
For the first time in three decades, radio host DON IMUS is without a show. He is optimistic -- perhaps overly so, given the commercial pressures that brought him down -- about the future.
In an email to NEWSWEEK, IMUS wrote, "I could go to work tomorrow. Bigger deal. More money. TV simulcast ... I've got a summer of kids to cowboy with and then we'll see." He knows what he said was wrong, and that there is much to do. Asked whether his recovery from addiction had given him the strength to cope with the current crisis, he sounded like, well, IMUS: "I'm a good and decent person who made a mistake in the context of comedy," he wrote in the email. "My strength comes from not being full of sh-- and a coward."