You know how at the end of “The Dark Knight,” Lt. Gordon (Gary Oldman) describes Batman as “the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now”? In the case of Baltimore, I believe that Jeremy Henry is both. In just a few moments of radio airtime, he cheerfully defended our beleaguered but beloved city to a national audience, bravely withstanding surprise and some good-natured light scoffing. Heroic, indeed.
He told an NPR audience Baltimore is the greatest city in America. They laughed.
October 26, 2023