- Title: USA: Thousands gather for the funeral of Washington Post editor Benjamin Bradlee
- Date: 29th October 2014
- Summary: WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES (OCTOBER 29, 2014) (UNRESTRICTED POOL) FUNERAL PROCESSION FAMILY CARRYING CASKET IN TO CHURCH VARIOUS VARIOUS OF CHOIR SINGING U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY AMONG ATTENDEES (SOUNDBITE) (English) AUTHOR, JOURNALIST CARL BURNSTEIN SAYING: "He lived off the main road. There was no safe line accept the truth. No group think. What was said. What happen. Why. What is the context. No sensationalism. Keep digging." WIDE OF CHURCH INTERIOR AND ATTENDEES CASKET (SOUNDBITE) (English) AUTHOR, JOURNALIST, BOB WOODWARD SAYING: "I loved this man. For the thousands of us who worked with Ben, it was not mere admiration, reverence or even awe, that we felt. It was this love. And the real question is why? Because he spoke and dealt with all of us personally. He touched each of us. In almost every encounter or discussion with Ben, no matter how fleeting, he made you feel better about yourself." CHURCH CHOIR SINGING VARIOUS OF PROCESSION TAKING CASKET OUT OF CHURCH
- Embargoed: 13th November 2014 12:00
- Location: Usa
- Country: USA
- Topics: People
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- Story Text: Thousands gathered at the National Cathedral in Washington on Wednesday (October 29) for the funeral of Benjamin C. Bradlee, the former executive editor of The Washington Post.
Bradlee, who led the newspaper's Watergate coverage that led to the resignation of President Nixon, died at the age of 93, on October 21 after years of battling Alzheimer's disease.
Both Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, who uncovered the Watergate scandal while working for Bradlee, delivered tributes at the service.
"He lived off the main road," remembered Bernstein. "There was no safe line accept the truth."
"I loved this man," Woodward said emotionally. "In almost every encounter or discussion with Ben, no matter how fleeting, he made you feel better about yourself."
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer attended the service, along with the owner of the Post and Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos.
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