This December two films depict the career of the late Washington Post Executive Editor Ben Bradlee. The HBO documentary The Newspaperman, which airs 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.