Remembering David CarrPlay
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.
Here & Now is remembering him today in several ways, including a conversation host Robin Young had with him in 2008 about his memoir "The Night of the Gun."
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.
- David Carr, wrote the Media Equation column and covered culture for The New York Times. He died on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2015. He tweeted @carr2n.
This segment aired on February 13, 2015.