David Carr was a media critic and a media champion. The New York Times columnist collapsed in the newsroom last night and was later pronounced dead at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital. He was 58.
The memoir chronicled Carr's addiction to crack cocaine, which led him to a point in the late 1980s when he was living with a woman who was both a drug dealer and the mother of his twin daughters. Carr recounts leaving the twins in a car while he went into a house to score some coke.
We'll also listen back to host Jeremy Hobson's October 2014 conversation with Carr at Boston University about the future of journalism.
This segment aired on February 13, 2015.