Let's make one thing clear. Gene Simmons was not interviewed for this editorial. OK, he wasn't even contacted, but even if he had been, it's doubtful the KISS musician would have paid tribute to Terry Gross, host of the WHYY-FM produced Fresh Air.
Too bad. Gross deserves accolades.
Yesterday, she received the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for 25 years of promoting and strengthening public radio.
Fresh Air began in 1975 in Philadelphia as a local program focused on the arts. It went nationwide in 1985. Now, it airs daily on 425 public radio stations, with more than 4 million listeners. Her topics range from the arts to current affairs around the world.