Amidst all the noise about the attacks on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, last September, it occurs to me that there’s very little talk about the four men who died there, including Ambassador Christoper Stevens. So, today on my America Weekend show, I talked with Austin Tichenor — who had known Stevens since high school — about his career in the foreign service, why he liked working in the hot spots of the mideast, and the politicization of Stevens’ death and attacks on his personal life.

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Tichenor is an actor, director, and playwright, most notably with the Reduced Shakespeare Company, for whom he’s written eight stage comedies, reducing American history, the Bible, all the great books, and the complete world of sports. He devoted an episode of his popular RSC podcast to his friend Chris Stevens last fall — you can listen to it here.