Jayson Blair in SoHo, June 5, 2003; Photo - NewsdayAfter all the hubbub about the resignations of New York Times Executive Editor Howell Raines and Managing Editor Gerald Boyd, Jayson Blair has been the hot get, since it's widely considered that his behavior caused their downfall. Newsday interviewed Blair in SoHo yesterday and reports that Blair said "he awoke at 11 a.m. Thursday, washed down a mood stabilizer with cranberry juice, then turned on his computer and learned about the resignations through an e-mail from a CNN producer."

WCBS's Andrew Kirtzman gets the scoop of his reporting career when he successfully tracks down Blair in SoHo (Kirtzman said he was playing a "cat and mouse" game with Blair earlier in the week; perhaps Kirtzman was tailing Blair or has a friend at Newsday) and gets Blair to speak on camera. Blair restates his regret and sadness about the resignations and calls his own unraveling "a complicated human tragedy."