In recent weeks, two separate films have depicted the career of the late Washington Post Executive Editor Ben Bradlee. The HBO documentary The Newspaperman, which premiered December 4, tells Bradlee’s story through a combination of interviews and archival footage. [Read more…] about “A Frightening Time in Our History”: Public reaction to the Pentagon Papers
The archive of Ben Bradlee (1921-2014), former editor of The Washington Post, has been donated to the Ransom Center.
Bradlee presided over the Post — first as managing editor and then as executive editor — and led the paper through the publication of the Pentagon Papers and coverage of the Watergate scandal. Under his leadership, the Post earned 17 Pulitzer Prizes and a reputation for excellence in investigative reporting.