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Scully/The World Show

Richard Holbrooke (#1340)

The year begins with a sad marker, the untimely passing of U.S. diplomat Richard Holbrooke, dead at 69 of unexpected heart trouble. Our In Memoriam special edition reprises an interview which Bob conducted with Ambassador Holbrooke in New York City, in the period following the spectacular achievement of the Dayton Peace Accords. Holbrooke had left diplomacy by then (he would later return as Bill Clinton's U.N. Ambassador, then more recently as the Obama envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan) and was vice chairman of Credit Suisse First Boston, in Manhattan. The negotiator nonpareil regales us with his tale of how he got the infamous Milosevic, and his no less unsavory Croatian and Bosnian foes, to finally sit down together, talk, and agree. Holbrooke was the Talleyrand of his time, and he is featured this week on The World Show. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: SCULLY/THE WORLD SHOW is devoted to one-on-one interviews with some of the world's most significant and famous personalities. Host Robert Scully has been described by Canadian daily La Presse as "the best interviewer on television." Since its debut in Canada in 1983, the series has featured Nobel laureates, heads of state, royalty, authors, financiers, athletes, designers, diplomats and philanthropists.

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