Osborn Elliott: Remembering a Giant of Journalism

Newsweek's Osborn Elliott reinvigorated the news magazine and rekindled America's spirit of volunteerism

Osborn Elliott

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Osborn Elliott, who died on Sept. 28, was one of the great figures of American journalism, a crusading campaigner for American cities, a visionary leader of the movement for voluntary service, and perhaps above all, one of those rare characters whose very presence lifted the spirits of those around him, convincing them that life could be meaningful, significant, and at the same time — and this was a key part of his appeal — terrific fun. His passing leaves his country and the world a little less bright.

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