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NPR Newscaster Craig Windham Dies At 66

ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:

It is hard to imagine NPR without this voice.

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CRAIG WINDHAM, BYLINE: From NPR News in Washington, I'm Craig Windham.

SHAPIRO: Our colleague newscaster and reporter Craig Windham died unexpectedly yesterday.

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

Craig lit up when he left the newsroom to cover something, especially if it had good sound.

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WINDHAM: Thousands of people watching, looking skyward, taking pictures, saying farewell to Discovery as it makes its final journey into history.

SHAPIRO: He was not only an award-winning journalist. Craig also worked as a counselor, helping young people.

CORNISH: And somehow, between two jobs and volunteering for his church, he sang in the National Cathedral Choir. NPR's Craig Windham died yesterday at age 66. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.