Retired Vice Adm. James Stockdale dies at age 81.
I remember that VP debate very well, when he started with those now-famous questions. He got a lot of ribbing for that (and for turning off his hearing aid when it wasn't his turn,) but they were the main questions most people had for him.
"The questions were relevant in terms of the evening's purpose, which was to introduce myself and let the American people know where I was coming from," he wrote in 1995. "But I also chose them for their broader relevance to my life: I am a philosopher." (from the CNN article)