Bradlee in November 2010
|Born||Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee
August 26, 1921
|Died||October 21, 2014
|Resting place||Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.|
|Residence||Laird-Dunlop House, Washington, D.C.|
|Education||Dexter School, St. Marks School|
|Alma mater||Harvard College|
|Employer||The Washington Post|
|Known for||Role in exposing the Pentagon Papers and the Watergate scandal|
|Spouse(s)||Jean Saltonstall (m. 1942; divorced)
Antoinette Pinchot (m. 1957; divorced)
Sally Quinn (m. 1978â€“2014; his death)
|Children||Ben Jr., Dominic (Dino), Marina, Quinn|
Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honor
They cut about seven minutes from that broadcast, but it was still vital to the story's momentum.
I must be out of it, but I don't know any good journalists who have excused Clinton's problems.
There have been as many investigative reporters on this newspaper working on Clinton's many problems as I can remember there were working on Watergate.
The really tough thing would have been to decide to take Woodward and Bernstein off the story. They were carrying the coal for us – in that their stories were right.
The Nixon administration really put a lot of pressure on CBS not to run the second broadcast.
I never believed that Nixon could fully resurrect himself. And the proof of that was in the obits.
If an investigative reporter finds out that someone has been robbing the store, that may be 'gotcha' journalism, but it's also good journalism.
Sure, some journalists use anonymous sources just because they're lazy and I think editors ought to insist on more precise identification even if they remain anonymous.
Maybe some of today's papers have too many 'feel-good' features, but there is a lot of good news out there.
We were right about the slush fund. But Sloan did not testify about it to the Grand Jury.
The biggest difference between Kennedy and Nixon, as far as the press is concerned, is simply this: Jack Kennedy really liked newspaper people and he really enjoyed sparring with journalists.
I think he had a strange, passionate devotion to the truth and a horror at what he saw going on.