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British Journalist John Freeman dies at 99


The diplomat and journalist John Freeman has died at the age of 99.

In a varied career, Mr Freeman was perhaps best known for his interviews for BBC television series Face to Face.

He was also a decorated soldier, editor of the New Statesman magazine, Labour MP, UK high commissioner to India, Britain’s ambassador in Washington and chairman of London Weekend Television.

His interviewees for Face to Face included Martin Luther King, Bertrand Russell and Stirling Moss.

Mr Freeman was the father of five children by four different wives. (BBC News)

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