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Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee remembered

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 01:16

Friends and colleagues remember former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee whose guidance during the paper's coverage of the Watergate scandal reshaped American journalism. Mana Rabiee reports.

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Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee is remembered by friends and colleagues at his funeral service at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. The hard-driving editor reigned over the Washington Post as the paper helped topple President Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal. Bradlee died in his Washington home October 21 at aged 93 after suffering from Alzheimer's disease for several years. Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward were just young reporters at the time, writing about a presidential scandal under Bradlee's guidance that would eventually reshape American journalism. SOUNDBITE: JOURNALIST BOB WOODWARD SAYING: "I love this man. For the thousands of us who worked with him it was not mere admiration, reverence or even awe that we felt; it was this love." SOUNDBITE: JOURNALIST CARL BERNSTEIN SAYING: "What is the central part of his character, the part of him that was different. It was this; he was not afraid." Vice President Joe Biden was among those at the funeral service. President Barack Obama awarded Bradlee with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.

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Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee remembered

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 01:16