The Newspaper Man: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee
Sometimes referred to as the country’s “most dangerous editor,” Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee was largely credited with taking down President Richard Nixon in 1974 after the Post broke the Watergate story, exposing the largest political scandal in American history. Told primarily in his own words, the film is an intimate portrait of a formidable man who came to epitomize the modern newspaper editor. The Newspaperman delves into the highs and lows of Bradlee’s personal life and career, and features previously unseen home movies, photographs, archival footage and interviews with a who’s who of American journalism, Washington insiders and family and friends who knew him best.
"Chronicling its subject’s life and career in fascinating detail, The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee will prove catnip to journalism and political buffs, not to mention anyone who cares about the free press and its role in our democracy."
- The Hollywood Reporter