In 1994, we made the same trip to Rome to cover the elevation of then-Archbishop William H. Keeler to cardinal at the Vatican. That was the year of "Forrest Gump," starring Tom Hanks, and Jack had a role in it. He grew back his 1970s-style sideburns for a reporter stand-up in front of the White House, setting the scene where Gump, by then a pingpong champion, meets President Richard Nixon. Jack didn't think he'd make the final cut. But he did. It was a speaking part, too.