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Newseum Highlights Ben Bradlee's History in News



    Newseum Highlights Ben Bradlee's History in News
    The Washington Post
    Ben Bradlee, executive editor of The Washington Post, during the Watergate era is photographed at his home in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, June 3, 2012. Bradlee died on October 21, 2014.

    The Newseum in downtown D.C. is planning a special program to remember legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, who died earlier this week.

    The museum about news and the First Amendment is planning a remembrance Sunday afternoon to discuss Bradlee's historic role in stories ranging from the Watergate scandal to the Pentagon Papers. The program will feature former Post editors Leonard Downie Jr., Shelby Coffey III, Mary Hadar and George Solomon.

    The "Inside Media'' program is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday and is free with museum admission.

    The Newseum is also highlighting some of its artifacts this week that relate to Bradlee, including one of his press passes and the door from the Watergate break-in and stories from the News History Gallery.

    Bradlee died Tuesday at 93. A public funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the National Cathedral.