The Press: The Watergate Three

When the Pulitzer Prizes are announced next week, the citation for public service by a newspaper—barring a last-minute reversal—will go to the Washington Post for its continuous digging into the Watergate case and related campaign scandals. Certainly the Post deserves credit for its tenacity But the trade knows that personal honors belong to an unlikely trio of relatively junior newsmen, the Post's District of Columbia editor, Barry Sussman, 38, and Reporters Carl Bernstein, 29, and Bob Woodward, 30. None of the three was accustomed to covering stories of national significance, all felt the...

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