Many will be aware that this public intellectual (and very public atheist) has oesophageal cancer and is facing an early death.
Tony Jones (for once) did a great interview with Christopher Hitchens on Lateline last night, where Hitchens - as only he could - outlines his current situation in response to empathic questions from Jones. It was a rare example of genuine rapport between interviewer and interviewee.
The second part of the interview airs this evening on Lateline at 10.30 pm.
It's not often we get stuff of this quality.