One day a prison guard . . well nowadays we call them detention officers . . was overpowered by inmates at the Federal Detention Center in Florence, Arizona, and taken prisoner.
I have no memory what their complaint was at the time but after holding the officer for some time, he was released.
I had drawn the short straw and was at the scene trying to cover the story.
When the guard was freed, I was given the opportunity to interview him.
He looked about as happy to meet me as he had been to be captured by the inmates.
And it was a look I saw time after time over the years, frequently from lawmen.
Of course in modern times they are more than happy to hold a news conference for dozens of reporters and television cameras.
You might also note the 1970's-ish equipment I was working with - a microphone with a long cord that went to the photographer's equipment and a boxy tape recorder for my editing purposes later.
Like the comparisons between wall telephones, huge computers and box cameras with today's smart phones, we've come a long way.
The long hair and mutton chops on your heroic newsman are long gone too.