The Press: Unanimous

The late Raymond Clapper had New Deal leanings that did not blind him to New Deal faults; his prose was not always exciting but his words were usually scrupulously fair. These qualities are shared by his good friend Raymond ("Pete") Brandt, 48, Washington bureau chief since 1934 for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, whose kettledrum voice frequently rattles the gimcracks on Franklin Roosevelt's desk when he rumbles out an embarrassing question at Presidential press conferences.

Last week ex-Rhodes Scholar Pete Brandt was unanimously chosen by fellow newsmen to be the first recipient of the $500 annual Raymond Clapper Memorial Award for the fairness...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!