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The Post
The new film The Post, starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks is about how Washington Post publisher Katherine Graham and executive editor Ben Bradlee defied a federal judge by publishing the Pentagon Papers. They risked going to jail and the ruin of the paper. First hear Terrys 1997 interview with former "Washington Post" publisher Katherine Graham. She died in 2001. Graham's father owned "the Post" in 1933 and later her husband, Phil Graham, took over. Following her husband's suicide in 1963, Graham became publisher, knowing little about the managerial or journalistic aspects of the job. But, learning while she worked, she transformed the paper into one of the country's most respected newspapers. "The Post" broke the Watergate scandal and published the Pentagon Papers against a federal judge's ruling. Graham also became chairman and CEO of the Washington Post Media company. She wrote about her childhood and experiences as publisher in the autobiography "Personal History." Then listen to Terrys 1995 interview with Former Executive Editor of The Washington Post Ben Bradlee. He died in 2014. During his stint at the paper he helped transform the Post into one of the most influential investigative newspapers. Under his leadership, reporters investigated and broke open the Watergate story. The paper also challenged the federal government over the right to publish the Pentagon Papers. Bradlee wrote his autobiography: Ben Bradlee: A Good Life: Newspapering and Other Adventures.

Fri, Dec 15, 2017 -- 1:00pm


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