The tributes are pouring in for David Halberstam, the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author who was killed in this accident Monday at the corner of the Bayfront Expressway and Willow Road in Menlo Park. Here is some of the coverage:
- • E&P: NYT didn’t have a pre-written obit because, at 73, he seemed too healthy to die soon.
• Merc: He died while on his way to an interview about his book, being driven by a 26-year-old UC-Berkeley journalism graduate student. Halberstam once told Murry Frymer: “Actually, when I think about my career I am sometimes stunned.” (Merc)
• NYT: Wife says he was proudest of his trilogy on the war.
• Washington Post: Halberstam uncloaked Vietnam blunders.
• LA Times: “He had tremendous moral and physical courage,” says Neil Sheehan, ex-UPIer in Vietnam.
• Harvard Crimson: “It’s obvious that he was probably the greatest journalist of his generation,” says Anthony Lewis, anotherh Pulizer winner.
(Photo credits: Crash, Victor Maccharoli, Palo Alto Daily News; AP 1993, Mark Lennihan)