To David's family:
I am saddened beyond words to hear of David's passing. He was the heart of every magazine I edited -- Update, React, Parade -- and a cherished friend. I assigned David the stories that mattered most -- the ones that summoned readers to reach out and take action, that elicited 'the better angels of our nature,' as Lincoln wrote. Because he cared so deeply about human rights and improving the lives of children, because he loved words and images so much, because he took so much pride in his work and made every quote, comma and anecdote count, because (I am moved to repeat) he cared so much and so deeply, David captured and stirred the best in us. I will remember him for his compassion and integrity, his curiosity and spirit of adventure and for the difference he made in so many lives, including my own.
Please know that my thoughts are with you, his loved ones.