Brian loved every minute of it
Thursday 8 March 2018
I’ll always remember Brian Bain walking into the Washington bureau the morning after the failed Iran hostage rescue mission in April 1980. Nattily dressed as usual in a light grey suit, he looked fresh and cool as a cucumber but in fact he’d been up all night wrestling with the story and had just taken a short break to have a shower before returning for another whole day’s work.
The bureau anthem at Brian and Barbara’s parties was Willie Nelson’s “Take this job and shove it, I ain’t working here no more!” Yet in reality Brian loved every minute of it, as I suppose we all did.
He was a great friend and colleague. I will miss him. My condolences to Barbara and his family. ■