The numbers alone are remarkable. Reporter John F. Burns's career with The New York Times spanned 40 years, 10 bureaus, included more than 3,300 articles and two Pulitzer Prizes. Burns retired last week, ending his career covering the reburial of Richard III, perhaps fittingly, given the many bloodstained tyrants he covered in his huge career as a war correspondent for the paper. He joins me now for a brief look back at a long career. Welcome, Mr. Burns.
JOHN BURNS: Hey, it's very good to be with you. I've been with NPR one way or another for many, many years.