DJ Don Imus, made and betrayed by his mouth, dead at 79
Imus survived drug and alcohol woes, a raunchy appearance before President Clinton and several firings during his long career behind the microphone. A pediatric medical center bearing Imus' name was opened at the Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey. Joe Scarborough, who replaced Imus in MSNBC's morning lineup, tweeted that “Morning Joe” owed its format to Imus. Fox News Channel's Laura Ingraham said he was responsible for her radio career. Imus, born on a Riverside, California cattle ranch, was the oldest of two boys — his brother Fred later became an "Imus In the Morning" show regular.