I read today’s New York Times Magazine cover story by, and about, David Carr, media columnist for the New York Times.  In addition to writing his media columns, he is the video blogger of The Carpetbagger, an annual series of blog posts and video segments leading up to the Oscars.

In today’s paper, David writes about his addition to crack cocaine, parenting and getting his life together.  Very compelling story. It’s an excerpt from his upcoming book "The Night of the Gun."

Here at Beet.TV we admire David’s work as one of the most astute
media critics — and as a pioneer in Web video.   

I interviewed David in Times Square on freezing night in January 2007.  I’ve republished the interview today.

— Andy Plesser, Executive Producer