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Daily Beast Publishes An Extremely Exhaustive Oral History of Newsweek

Newsweek — in the print form — is dead. However, if you’re feeling nostalgic, and want to spend some time with the ghosts of Newsweek’s past, head on over to The Daily Beast. The site has published an extremely long and thorough oral history of the recently folded magazine, and depending on how you feel about oral histories, it might be worth a look.

One of our favorite memories comes courtesy of Peter Goldman, a writer for the glossy from 1962 to 1988. He was at the New Weston Hotel bar having a “liquid lunch” when someone informed him and his co-worker that JFK had been shot:

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Osborn Elliott, 83

oellio.jpgFrom the Newsweek Obit: “Osborn Elliott, a giant of American journalism and a tireless crusader for revitalizing America’s cities, died on Sunday in New York City. He was 83.

The cause was complications from cancer, his family said.”

– Via Romenesko