WBGO's Jon Kalish Remembers Writer, Editor and Columnist Pete Hamill

Aug 7, 2020

Writer Pete Hamill on stage in New York City in 2009. Hamill passed away this week at the age of 85.
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Legendary New York-based writer Pete Hamill passed away this week at the age of 85.

The Brooklyn-born son of Irish immigrants dropped out of high school but went on to a career as one of the most respected newspaper columnists and editors and writers of memoirs and novels.

WBGO’s Jon Kalish got to rub elbows a few time over the years with Hamill and produced this appreciation. 

Click above to hear Jon's feature.