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Video: Holbrooke, a Friend to Journalists

Diplomat Richard Holbrooke testifies before the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee 17 June, 1999, during confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Holbrooke faces difficult Senate hearings over his confirmation as ambassador to the UN because of alleged ethical lapses.(Photo credit should read MARIO TAMA/AFP/Getty Images)

photo of Michael Hirsh
December 14, 2010

National Journal Chief Correspondent Michael Hirsh remembers Richard Holbrooke, special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, calling him "god's gift to journalism" and laments the "great tragedy" that the diplomat, who passed away Monday, won't get to pen a second memoir.

Video by Theresa Poulson with photos by Getty Images contributed to this article.

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