John Thompson, Georgetown University's Hall of Fame former basketball coach, died in August.
I got the call most reporters (be honest, reporters) hate: "Can you give us a few minutes on his life? In about three hours?"
When you have the time, obituaries can be wonderful stories to write. New York Times obits are legendary for their beautiful prose and storytelling. But a few minutes on air? To capture a man's life? His highs, his lows, the good, the bad?