Critic John Leonard dies at age 69

NEW YORK (AP) -November 6, 2008

His daughter, Jen Nessel, said he died from complications from lung cancer.

A former union activist and community organizer, Leonard was an emphatic liberal whose career began in the 1960s at the conservative National Review and continued at countless other publications, including The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The Nation and The Atlantic Monthly among others. He was also a TV critic for New York magazine and a commentator for "CBS Sunday Morning."

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