On the afternoon before political columnist David Broder gave the commencement address at Bradley University in May 2008, he stopped by for a chat with the Journal Star editorial board.
He had just gotten off an airplane and he was weary, but nonetheless eager to talk, especially about what he would later call “the best campaign I’ve ever covered” between Barack Obama, John McCain, Hillary Clinton, etc. We were anxious to speak to a legend, a Pulitzer Prize winner – for his Watergate...Read Full Story
“The high priest of political journalism, the most powerful and respected man in the trade was David Broder.”
– “The Boys on the Bus” by Timothy Crouse, 1973
For nearly four decades, from the late 1960s to the 21st century, David Broder of The Washington Post, wore those priestly robes lightly, treating his journalistic calling and the American voters with reverence, never succumbing to the know-it-all self-importance that is an occupational hazard on the political beat. Broder, who filed his...Read Full Story
David Broder, one of the nation’s premier political reporters for decades, was a curious mix of old and new. David Broder, Washington Post premier columnist, dead at 81 -- Monsters and Critics David Broder, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post political reporter and columnist whose even-handed treatment of Democrats and Republicans set him apart from the ideological warriors on the nation’s op-ed pages, died Wednesday. He was 81. Columnist David Broder dead at 81, Washington Post says...Read Full Story
Published: Saturday, March 12, 2011, 5:19 PM
The Muskegon Chronicle
By Lou Cannon
David S. Broder, in the words of the Founders, had a decent respect for the opinion of mankind. Unlike so many political journalists, he always wanted to know what others thought. Indeed, Broder ended one of his (several) excellent books asking readers, “What do you think?”
Dave talked to everyone: people on the street and in crowds — he famously knocked on doors...Read Full Story
Published: Sunday, March 13, 2011, 3:20 AM Updated: Sunday, March 13, 2011, 3:20 AM
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File photo | The RepublicanDavid Broder
There’s something missing on The Republican’s Op-Ed page today.
David Broder’s eloquent and common-sense political commentary has been absent from our editorial page for a few weeks now following the news from his syndicate that he was ill.
Still, we were stunned and deeply saddened on...Read Full Story
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