Doris Kearns Goodwin:

"The most extraordinary thing about him was that he just had such unparalleled empathy for whoever he was talking with. You never had the feeling he was trying to get somebody, he just wanted to get them to talk and wanted to get the record straight and his emotional self was as strong as his intellect. As a journalist there was such a strength of his person who everyone who knew him knew. He was just beloved.

I can't imagine what the news bureau is going through down there I heard it is just wailing. He was just a giant of a person he was such a good friend."

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