I was walking back to work from Jack’s BBQ in downtown Nashville yesterday when I checked a voicemail from a Florida number I didn’t recognize. It was ETHEL KENNEDY asking me to call her back. “Kennedy residence,” a woman answered. “Yes, I’m returning Mrs. Kennedy’s call,” I said, as if the two of us play phone tag all the time. I was patched through, and RFK’s widow informed me that STRONG INSIDE will receive an RFK Book “Special Recognition” Award next week! I thanked her profusely and said my only regret was that Mr. John Seigenthaler, who had been so supportive of the book and had chaired the RFK Awards, was not around to know this had happened. “Oh, he knows,” she said. The inaugural John Seigenthaler Award for Courage in Journalism will also be presented at the ceremony.