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NY Times' Carr Helms Snowden Interview Hours Before Death

By    |   Friday, 13 Feb 2015 02:25 PM

Just hours before New York Times media columnist David Carr collapsed in the paper's newsroom  Thursday night, he served as host of an hour-long Times Talks interview with National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, and director Laura Poitras about their documentary, Citizenfour, which has been nominated for an Oscar.

The Times has made the conversation available online through Livestream.com , while publishing an obituary for Carr, 58, Thursday night  that did not reveal a cause for his sudden death.

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Carr was found shortly before 9 p.m. in The Times' newsroom, and was taken to St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, where officials pronounced him dead, The Times reports.

Before conducting the Snowden interview, Carr penned Monday's "The Media Equation" column for The Times, reports Mediaite. One of the items was about the Brian Williams situation at NBC News, while the other concerned the decision of Jon Stewart to leave The Daily Show. He also appeared on news programs to discuss the issues this week.

"Citizenfour" charts Snowden's decisions that led to him leaking classified documents about the NSA and its spying program to the media, starting with Greenwald.

In the interview, Greenwald talks about the background of his interviews with Snowden, and then Snowden, who remain in Russia, was connected via the Internet to speak about his experiences and the revelations.

In a statement about Carr, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr., The Times’s publisher and chairman, lauded him as "“David Carr was one of the most gifted journalists who has ever worked at The New York Times. He combined formidable talent as a reporter with acute judgment to become an indispensable guide to modern media. But his friends at The Times and beyond will remember him as a unique human being — full of life and energy, funny, loyal and lovable. An irreplaceable talent, he will be missed by everyone who works for The Times and everyone who reads it.”

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