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Saturday, August 10, 2013

The Washington Post's newsroom gets the Sixty Minutes treatment from Mike Wallace in 1974, as he tours the inner sanctum of Journalism's Mount Olympus and interviews Ben Bradlee and Katharine Graham. A time, a place, and the huge difference one well-run newspaper made, forever changing the face of American history and journalism. Four days after this aired, President Nixon resigned

From: Bezos bets on Wash Post -- what exactly did he buy?
By Ann Silvio
August 7, 2013 3:08 PM

In 1974, CBS News' Sixty Minutes correspondent Mike Wallace went inside what would later be considered by some to be the the inner sanctum of Journalism's Mount Olympus, The Washington Post's newsroom.

That summer he spoke to some of the confident-but-demanding people running it -Ben Bradlee and Katharine Graham- and some of the reporters whose dogged determination had made it so -Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein.

Wallace even interviewed competitors like the New York Times James "Scotty" Reston, who allows that Post editor Ben Bradlee might now just be good enough to work at the Times.

Four days after this segment aired on Sunday night August 4, 1974, President Richard Nixon resigned from office.

This video is NOT the entire segment that aired.

Yes, a time, a place, and the difference one well-run newspaper made.
While everyone else in the press corps largely IGNORED the Watergate story, one newspaper's reporters were given the freedom to dig-in harder -but had to confirm it with two sources- and forever changed the face of the country and journalism at large


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