Richardson and the Fourth Estate: A tale of political give and take | Local News

Bill Richardson reveled in the limelight.

A shrewd politician with aspirations to be president, Richardson courted the media, keenly aware of the value of positive news coverage.

But Richardson, who died unexpectedly Sept. 1 in Massachusetts at age 75, also was highly sensitive to unflattering stories.

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Seated from left: Governor’s adviser Tony Kung, then-Gov. Bill Richardson and North Korean Minister Myong Gil Kim pause for photographs during a 2009 meeting at the governor’s mansion.


Richardson speaks during a news conference wrapping up the 2010 legislative session.


Then-Gov. Bill Richardson speaks with reporters during a visit to the search staging area at the ski basin after a rescue helicopter crash.