Gadhafi's Penpal: A Jewish Florist from Brooklyn

The Takeaway
A number of peculiar stories have emerged since the demise of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi. There was the story about his crush on former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, which she has called "weird and a bit creepy." Rice may not have liked Gadhafi's attention, but Louis Schlamowitz, an 81-year-old Jewish florist from Brooklyn, was happy to have corresponded with him for a number of years. A hobby collector of over 6,000 autographs, Schlamowitz first wrote to Gadhafi in the late 1960s and continued to receive letters from the dictator for forty years. James Gordon, correspondent for the BBC, filed this report.