Shepard Smith, America's best newsman, had one of the finest broadcasts of storied career today on Studio B. There was a puppy, stuck in the LA river. It was rescued by a helicopter. Shepard Smith talked America through it.

Inspirational words from Shep: "Well I don't know about you... there's a lot we could've been doing with our time—we do the same things all day long. We just do! Man. Can you believe this?"

This was Shep's Edward Murrow moment. The man deserves 500 Pulitzers.

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(A million thanks to Mike Byhoff and intern Robyn Caplan for splicing together the best moments of THE GREAT PUPPY WATCH.)