The late CBS news anchor, Walter Cronkite, played a key role in the unravelling of Watergate. Cronkite, who has died aged 92, broadcast two extensive stories on Watergate in 1972. Ben Bradlee, former editor of the Washington Post, reflects on Cronkite's place in the Watergate scandal.
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Deep Throat, the anonymous source who provided Watergate information to the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, is reportedly close to death.
The claim is made in an article by John Dean, the former White House counsel to Richard Nixon, in an article in the Los Angeles Times. Dean was jailed for his part in Watergate. More recently, he is the author of Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush.
Jason Robards, the actor who played Washington Post editor, Ben Bradlee, in the 1976 film about the Watergate scandal, All The President's Men, has died, aged 78. Robards won an Oscar for his performance in the film.