Tuesday, April 24, 2007

David Halberstam: A True Professional

David Halberstam, the Manhattan-based Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of books on many topics was killed yesterday in a car crash at the age of seventy-three.

In the recent interview, Mr. Halberstam summed up his approach to work by quoting a basketball player. “There’s a great quote by Julius Erving,” he said, “that went, ‘Being a professional is doing the things you love to do, on the days you don’t feel like doing them.’ ”

Clyde Haberman, ‘David Halberstam, 73, Reporter and Author, Dies’, New York Times, April 24, 2007

Image: David Halberstam