For all of the (justifiable) bellyaching over Scorsese not having an Oscar, it's equally ridiculous that Altman was not honoured. Prairie Home Companion was a fittingly wonderful note to go out on. RIP, Robert Altman
"I don't know what is more disquieting -- the fact that the rest of the statue is missing, or that it has four toes."
I wasn't particularly partial to his work, especially the stuff that got major recognition (i.e., M*A*S*H*), but he was a significant voice in film history. I did enjoy McCabe and Mrs. Miller, mostly because of his crazy inovative use of sound recording and mixing in it.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/30/arts/television/30cnd-snyder.html I was just a bit too young to stay up for "Tomorrow," but I became a Tom Snyder fan during his CNBC show as well as the first Worldwide Pants "Late Late Show.