Now that he has died, as you might expect, my local newspaper is gushing all over Ben Bradlee. 1,533 more words
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Several months ago I re-read what David Halberstam had to say about The Washington Post in “The Powers That Be,” his monumental 1979 book about the rise of the Post, the Los Angeles Times, Time magazine and CBS News. 1,090 more words
Former Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee has died at the age of 93.
Bradlee had been in failing health for some time, but it’s still a shock that this legendary figure is no longer with us. 115 more words