Harry Evans who has just died at 92 here in NY, was the last of a generation.
A traindriver's son who climbed to top of the newspaper world with no Oxford or Cambridge degree, no (British) public school network and no nepotistic back up, he was the beneficiary of his own talent and the brief post 1945 Labour interlude of egalitarianism Britain. They don't make them like that any more - since the establishment has pulled up all the ladders he used.
Modest but self confident, Harry had a wry sense of humour, a sense of journalistic drive and ethics and a commitment to in depth reporting which are equally from another era now. We'll miss him.