(Michael Wilbon)

“Young journalists, in the main, look like [bleep],” Wilbon reportedly said, according to two different people who were live-blogging the proceedings, plus an e-mailer. “Don’t do that,” Wilbon advised.

(Full disclosure: I’m probably no longer considered “young,” but I definitely dress like an unemployed college vagabond who drinks coffee and readers Walker Percy all day.)

The University of Maryland-sponsored live blog also reports that Wilbon said Povich was known for being an impeccable dresser and was rarely seen without his gray fedora, and that he looked like a million bucks covering events, wearing a coat or tie or both.

And then there was this quote from Tony Kornheiser, on the perks of fame: “You can help your friends, crush you enemies and get a good table at the Palm.”