In law school I recieved one television station, CBS. Being a bit of a night owl, I spent countless evenings with Tom Snyder.
Even though we don't agree on nearly any issue, I always considered him one of televisions great hosts, a gregarious and gracious man who asked deep and probing questions and had the balls and depths of courage to interview a single person over the course of his program and a range of issues - poking fun at himself and his lack of knowledge (or audience share) along the way.
It is thus, with some sadness that I read Tom Snyder has leukemia.
May you get well soon sir, and return to television sooner.