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Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 08/11/2011

Quoted: Reporter Richard Hottlet summing up his career in journalism

Richard C. Hottelet during a visit to London in 2006. (Peter Willows/Associated Press )

“Thank you very much. I just want to tell you, I tried.

Richard Hottelet’s entire acceptance speech at the National Press Club Journalism Awards Wednesday. The legendary UPI and CBS newsman, 93, (he covered D-Day, the Cold War and much more for seven decades) brought down the house with his twelve word speech after a lengthy introduction and walk to the podium.

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