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Feder: Skilling's tears at eclipse a sight to behold, too

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  • Video: Skilling's emotional reaction

  • Tom Skilling WGN TV meterologist weeps at sight of the total solar eclipse.

    Tom Skilling WGN TV meterologist weeps at sight of the total solar eclipse.

  • Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling of WGN-TV was moved to tears at the sight of Monday's eclipse.

    Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling of WGN-TV was moved to tears at the sight of Monday's eclipse.
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Television's wall-to-wall coverage of the solar eclipse Monday combined a celebration and science lesson in a way viewers haven't seen since the U.S. space program's moon landings a generation ago. But in watching Tom Skilling weep at the sight of the celestial spectacle, you'd have to go back 80 years to the broadcast of the Hindenburg disaster to recall an outpouring of as much unabashed emotion by a reporter covering an event. For full report, see <URL destination="http://www.robertfeder.com/2017/08/22/robservations-tom-skilling-weeps-life-changing-eclipse/ ">robertfeder.com.

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