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Washington Elite Say Farewell to 'Watergate' Editor

Washington Elite Say Farewell to 'Watergate' Editor
Former Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee. (Kevin Dietsch/UPI/Landov)

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 11:16 AM

The US capital's movers and shakers rubbed shoulders with veteran journalists at the National Cathedral on Wednesday to bid a final farewell to late Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee.

Vice President Joe Biden led the list of mourners at the funeral of the legendary journalist, who died on October 21 at the age of 93.

Bradlee is best remembered for steering the Post's Watergate coverage, a series of scoops revealing White House skullduggery that led to the 1974 resignation of president Richard Nixon.

"He was an original of his own creation, different from everybody else in his newsroom," wrote Watergate reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein in a tribute in Wednesday's edition of the Post.

"He transformed not only The Washington Post but also the nature and priorities of journalism itself."

Woodward and Bernstein were among those lined up to deliver tributes at Wednesday's service as well as members of the Bradlee family.

The list of pallbearers and ushers read like a who's who of contemporary US journalism. The cathedral said 2,000 mourners had come to pay their respects.

Gary Hall, the Anglican dean of the National Cathedral, was presiding.

 

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