Friday, July 04, 2008


I'm really sad to hear of the death of veteran correspondent Charles Wheeler - though, as they say, he had "a good innings", and contributed more to the integrity of reporting and journalism than almost anyone else in Britain over the past six decades. That his demise became news on 4 July, given his long years in Washington, seems strangely appropriate. BBC Radio 4 will be paying tribute with a special 45-minute programme, Charles Wheeler In His Own Words at 1100 BST on Saturday, 5 July 2008 or afterwards for a week at the Listen Again page.


Anonymous said...

Charles Wheeler is one of the first politicsl reports that I remember from his time in washington where he was covering Watergate, I was sad too to see he had died, but hadn't realised he was Boris's father-in-aw

Simon Barrow said...

I wonder if he tried to forget that... ;)