Katharine Graham & the Newspaper Business



Guests:

Ben Bagdikian
*Author, Media Monopoly (Beacon, 1997)
*Former Dean of Graduate School of Journalism, University of California at Berkeley
*Former Assistant Managing Editor, The Washington Post (1970-72)

Howard Kurtz
*Media Reporter, The Washington Post
*Author, The Fortunetellers: Inside Wallstreet's game of Money, Media and Manipulation (Touchstone, 2001)

Sally Quinn
*Reporter, The Washington Post


Pulitzer Prize winning publisher of The Washington Post Katharine Graham died Tuesday at the age of 84. In 1963 she took over the Washington Post company from her father and built it into a profitable collection of newspaper, magazine, broadcast and cable properties. On the next Talk of the Nation, Juan Williams talks about Katharine Graham's leadership of The Washington Post and her impact on the news business.

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