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Washington, DC journalists in the 20th Century

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  • Art Buchwald (1925 - 2007)
    Arthur "Art" Buchwald (October 20, 1925 – January 17, 2007) was an American humorist best known for his long-running column in The Washington Post, which in turn was carried as a syndicated column in...
  • Joseph Wright Alsop, V (1910 - 1989)
    Joseph Wright Alsop V (October 10, 1910 – August 28, 1989) was an American journalist and syndicated newspaper columnist from the 1930s through the 1970s. Early years Alsop was born in Avon, Conn...
  • Tim Russert (1950 - 2008)
    Prior to becoming host of NBC's "Meet the Press," Russert worked as a special counsel, and later as chief of staff, to U.S. Senator Daniel Moynihan, a Democrat from New York. In 1983, he became the cou...
  • David Lawrence (1888 - 1973)
    In 1926, David Lawrence founded United States Daily, a weekly newspaper devoted to covering government, and seven years later shut it down to start United States News for an audience of community leade...
  • William Safire (1929 - 2009)
    William Lewis Safir (December 17, 1929 – September 27, 2009), better known as William Safire , was an American author, columnist, journalist, and presidential speechwriter. He was a long-time syndica...

A selective listing of reporters, editors, columnists and commentators who covered national affairs from Washington, DC. in the 20th Century.