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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14:   Jimmy Breslin attends The Deadline Club's New York Journalism Hall of Fame 2013 Luncheon at Sardi's on November 14, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14:   Jimmy Breslin attends The Deadline Club's New York Journalism Hall of Fame 2013 Luncheon at Sardi's on November 14, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

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Legendary columnist Jimmy Breslin dies

"He was contentious, combative, colorful." What lessons can be learned from Jimmy Breslin's career? NPR's David Folkenflik says "he stuck up for the little guy" and "believed firmly in the idea of social progress."

Legendary columnist Jimmy Breslin dies

"He was contentious, combative, colorful." What lessons can be learned from Jimmy Breslin's career? NPR's David Folkenflik says "he stuck up for the little guy" and "believed firmly in the idea of social progress."