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A Reporter Investigates His Own Life

Monday, September 08, 2008

Hard-living journalist David Carr talks about his life in the newspaper business, and his struggles with drug addiction and failed relationships. For his best-selling new memoir, The Night of the Gun, he draws not only on his own memories but also on extensive fact-finding interviews he conducted with old friends, ex-girlfriends, cops, and co-workers.

Guests:

David Carr
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Comments [5]

carrie

I listened to this segment twice today- once with my coworkers and again with a friend. I will probably listen to it again with my seven month sober husband. Thank you.

Sep. 08 2008 08:57 PM
Allan from NYC

I thought this was the most disturbing interview I've ever heard...the man seemed shattered from his vocal chords to his brain...I didn't hear much remorse...Carr's miserable addiction and the misery he caused so many with his violence, including against women (not to mention neglect of his children) was a grossly course reminder of the sweeping damage of such prolific drug abuse. Carr seems to still glamorize his tough guy exterior but really comes accross as a bully in denial...a pathetic wimp. He even had the audacity to deny the existance of "crack baby"...I really don't need to hear this type of thing on your usually class-act of a station.

Sep. 08 2008 08:39 PM
Ethan from Upper West Side

That was rare radio indeed. An outstanding segment. Thank you.

Sep. 08 2008 05:44 PM
Ron Mwangaguhunga from NY, NY

The equation for a perfect interview: Ferociously honest guest plus highly inquisitive and well-researched host. Cheers,
R

Sep. 08 2008 02:43 PM
chris o from new york city

I enjoyed the interview.

Sep. 08 2008 01:58 PM

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