A screening of the documentary «The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee» (2017), followed by a conversation with Leonard Downie Jr., who served as managing editor of The Washington Post under Bradlee and later succeeded him as executive editor. The conversation will be moderated by R.B. Brenner, Director, School of Journalism, The University of Texas at Austin. Ben Bradlee's archive resides at the Ransom Center. Film runtime: 90 minutes; discussion to follow.
Co-sponsored by the School of Journalism.
Free and open to the public. Please be aware that the Ransom Center's Charles Nelson Prothro Theater seats 125. Line forms upon arrival of the first patron, and doors open 30 minutes in advance.
Sign up for text reminders for Ransom Center events by texting «ransomcenter» to 555888.
Photo: Katharine Graham, Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward, Howard Simons and Ben Bradlee discussing stories in Bradlee's office.
© Mark Godfrey.