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NPR FM Berlin Salutes the Life of Ambassador Richard Holbrooke

Richard C. Holbrooke speaking at the American Academy in Berlin in May 2009 Hornische/American Academy hide caption

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On April 15, 2011, distinguished guests, including US Ambassador to Germany Philip D. Murphy, joined US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at a memorial service for Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke (1941-2010).

Holbrooke, a founder of the American Academy in Berlin, held many diplomatic positions during his career, including US Ambassador to the UN.

This Saturday evening at 19:00, and Monday morning at 08:00, NPR FM Berlin, 104,1 presents Hillary Clinton's remarks at the American Academy memorial service for her friend Richard Holbrooke.

Please join us for this special broadcast.

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If you missed it, Liane Hansen just ended her 22 year run as host of NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday. Hear her thoughts in a conversation moderated by Michel Martin, host of NPR's Tell Me More.

This week's NPR FM Berlin special also features Columbia University sociologist Todd Gitlin, who addresses the American Academy in Berlin about the golden age of journalism, and what the future holds for the discipline.