by Lester Holt, NBC News anchor
Those of us who were toiling in the trenches of cable news will remember the summer of 2001 for shark attacks and the disappearance of Chandra Levy. The two stories dominated the headlines for those months. The unexplained rash of shark attacks played to a basic human fear. The disappearance of Levy, a 24-year-old former Washington intern, who had been in a relationship with a married U.S. congressman, raised an already disturbing mystery to the level of political intrigue and scandal.