Our media criticism in these parts often accuses television of being so lacking in basic sensibility that it has become post-human. Stuart Scott's death at 49 prompted a reminder that, yes, these are real people on TV; there's no more accurate a depiction of this than the tentative and often fragile on-air reactions of people who knew Scott to the news that he was dead.

Above is the video of Scott's ESPN colleagues, including Hannah Storm and the NFL Countdown crew, reacting to the news. Below is Scott's longtime SportsCenter partner Rich Eisen, now on NFL Network, responding to the news.

[ESPN, NFL Network]