1. Today on the show, we remember journalist Stanley Karnow who wrote defining books on the Vietnam War and U.S. involvement in the Philippines.
In 1997, he wrote a memoir about the time he spent in Paris in the 1950s. “Pourquoi Paris?, he wrote, “Its name alone was magic. The city, the legendary Ville Lumiere, promised something for everyone — beauty, sophistication, culture, cuisine, sex and that indefinable called ambience. “When good Americans die they go to Paris,” ran Oscar Wilde’s often-quoted quip. That was certainly not my purpose in going there but, then, what was it? Perhaps, simply, Paris.”

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    Today on the show, we remember journalist Stanley Karnow who wrote defining books on the Vietnam War and U.S. involvement in the Philippines.

    In 1997, he wrote a memoir about the time he spent in Paris in the 1950s. “Pourquoi Paris?, he wrote, “Its name alone was magic. The city, the legendary Ville Lumiere, promised something for everyone — beauty, sophistication, culture, cuisine, sex and that indefinable called ambience. “When good Americans die they go to Paris,” ran Oscar Wilde’s often-quoted quip. That was certainly not my purpose in going there but, then, what was it? Perhaps, simply, Paris.”

    Image by CubaGallery via Flickr

  2. Fresh Air

    Obituaries

    Stanley Karnow

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    Paris

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    Philippines