I remember watching the morning show with those two when it first came on in the late '80s, and Jim whats-his-name always seemed like a mellow nice guy. That's really unprofessional to do that, he should have just accepted that the interview was over and gone onto the next thing instead of insisting that he drag the woman back to talk some more.
I WISH I had it available to show you guys, but I was watching the local news a couple months ago with Ernie Anastas and stupid Rosana Scotto and they were having an argument when their mic came back on live and they suddenly realized we could hear them and they stopped on a dime and went back to business. It was awesome, there's so much tension between those two if you ever watch Fox 5 in NY at night.
as someone who has worked in journalism, i can tell you that jim ryan's final dig at the reporter (why aren't you my boss now?) was the ultimate dig, because when youre as old as that guy and you get demoted from editor, there's only one reason.