I’m always pleased to be asked to talk about film and TV music. This week, though, it was especially difficult, discussing someone I liked and admired, a colossal talent snuffed out before his time. KNBC came by Monday night, and NBC Nightly News called on Tuesday for an in-studio interview. As often happens in TV news, only snippets of longer, more detailed interviews wind up on the air. My point about James Horner was that he was an immensely talented composer whose unerring dramatic instincts resulted in the creation of music adored by millions. I only wish I could have done this under different circumstances.