has died and he'll be remembered for mainly that but I have a different one. When I was editor of Editor & Publisher, and railing against the Iraq war, I periodically asked in print and online: Of the hundreds of major daily newspapers in the U.S., when would just ONE--or a leading mainstream pundit--come out for starting to bring out troops home from Iraq? And year after year, none did--until Neuharth, who was semi-retired but still writing a weekly column for USA Today did it.
And was slammed for it. I interviewed a couple of times about it (and he'd repeat his call more than once). For much more, see my new book on Iraq, So Wrong for So Long.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Al Neuharth Dies at 89: How I'll Remember Him
is author of a dozen books (click on covers at right), including the new "THE TUNNELS: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill." He was the longtime editor of Editor & Publisher. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @GregMitch