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Washington elite say farewell to 'Watergate' editor

Pulitzer Prize winning journalists Carl Bernstein (L) and Bob Woodward take their seats after eulogizing their former boss and Washington Post Executive Editor Ben Bradlee on October 29, 2014The US capital’s movers and shakers rubbed shoulders with veteran journalists at the National Cathedral on Wednesday to bid a final farewell to late Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee. Vice President Joe Biden led the list of mourners at the funeral of the legendary journalist, who died on October 21 at the age of 93. Bradlee is best remembered for steering the Post’s Watergate coverage, a series of scoops revealing White House skullduggery that led to the 1974 resignation of president Richard Nixon. “He was an original of his own creation, different from everybody else in his newsroom,” wrote Watergate reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein in a tribute in Wednesday’s edition of the Post.

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