Czech writer, anti-Communist, and first president of the country Vaclav Havel died this weekend during surgery for respiratory ailments stemming from cancer. The former dissident playwright led Czechoslovakia's "Velvet Revolution" in 1989, leaving him as one of the heroes of Eastern Europe's struggle with Communism. He died at 75. Takeaway producer Kateri Jochum spoke with former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright earlier today about Havel's death and legacy.
Albright talks about the personal side of Havel and his love of jazz and American culture.
The former Secretary of State tells the story about when she first met Havel, and how she worked with him.
Albright talks about the gift of a compass she gave Havel on his last birthday.
Albright on Havel's greatest achievement.