Ben Bradlee Awarded Medal of Freedom

Former executive editor of The Washington Post oversaw coverage of the Watergate scandal.
1:01 | 11/20/13

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Eight titan of journalism Benjamin crowning -- Bradley is one of the most respected -- of his generation. After serving our nation and World War II Ben Bradley went on to defend liberty here at home. Testing the limits of a free press during his tenure as executive editor of the Washington Post. He oversaw coverage of the Watergate scandal and successfully challenge the federal government over the right to publish the Pentagon papers. His passion for accuracy and unyielding pursuit of truth continue to set the standard for journalism.

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