One of the standard practices of public relations is that the best time to release a statement, study, report, press release, etc. that you don't want to get much attention is late on a Friday afternoon or the day before a major holiday, like New Year's. So the fact that NASA decided that December 31 was the right time to release its long-withheld study of commercial airline pilots complaints about the air traffic control system by itself makes you wonder why NASA was trying to bury the information.
I like and appreciate C-SPAN and have great admiration for it's founder, Brian Lamb.
But my appearance on Christmas morning was the first time I had been C-SPAN for about a decade. There are two reasons.
First, they haven't called.
Second, I haven't reached out to them because the calls you receive while on the air are often from very angry people for who facts and rational arguments are of little interest.
One of my biggest concerns about the ongoing mortgage situation is the continuing (or even growing) use of anecdotes about what brokers and lenders did to excuse homebuyers from taking any responsibility for their actions.