Broder, David Salzer

Broder, David Salzer,

1929n–2011, American journalist, b. Chicago Heights, Ill., grad. Univ. of Chicago (1947). Noted for measured and incisive political analysis, Broder worked for several newpapers before joining the Washington Post in 1966 as a political reporter; he later wrote a popular column for the Post. He also became a panelist and pundit on television news; from 1964 on Meet the Press he appeared more often than any other journalist. Broder gained particular acclaim for his reporting on the Watergate affairWatergate affair,
in U.S. history, series of scandals involving the administration of President Richard M. Nixon; more specifically, the burglarizing of the Democratic party national headquarters in the Watergate apartment complex in Washington, D.C.
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, for which he won the 1973 Pulitzer Prize. He wrote or co-wrote seven books, among them Behind the Front Page (1987) and Democracy Derailed: Initiative Campaigns and the Power of Money (2000).
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