I will be flying cross- country on Wednesday and so today’s broadcast will be a rebroadcast from prior show(s).
Nonetheless, below is an abbreviated today in history focusing only on some of those who died today given that it is Halloween.
It is also because I knew one of them – Paul Warnke, a former assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs for President Lyndon B. Johnson. Later, he became director of the U.S. Arms Control & Disarmament Agency and chief negotiator in strategic arms talks with the Soviet Union during the Carter Administration. He ended his legal career where I began mine and he was a very charming, welcoming man (and his wife was equally engaging). We both were early and staunch Clinton supporters. Paul loved to talked politics and was a devoted Red Sox fan who actually saw Babe Ruth play for the Sox.
He died in 2001 at the age of 81.
Maurice Lucas – Basketball Great
Ted Sorensen – Kennedy speechwriter
Studs Terkel – oral historian
Federico Fellini – Italian director
River Phoenix – actor
Indira Ghandi – Indian Prime Minister
George Halas – Pappa Bear for the Chicago Bears
Harry Houdini – Magician
Egon Schiele – Expressionist Painter