Thanks to Lee Benson (Nov. 26) for expressing so well the feelings most of us have for our rock-solid anchorman, Dick Nourse. Benson found the words, the images and the memories to accurately reflect the part Dick played in our lives as we were rearing children, paying mortgages, stressing about world news and growing older. Nourse was always there. He gave us confidence that we had heard the real news and we had heard it right.

The reference to Mount Rushmore was excellent. Nourse gave us the assurance we could cope with our changing world because he was "firm as the mountains around us."

Patricia Hadley