Death of David Broder

September 11, 1929 - March 9, 2011
Washington, District Of Columbia | Age 81

Washington Post: Columnist dead at 81
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CHARLES BABINGTON, The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — David Broder, one of the nation's premier political reporters for decades, was a curious mix of old and new.

He combined unglamorous shoe-leather reporting with a knack for detecting trends ahead of his competitors. A rumpled dresser with thick glasses and a shirt pocket full of pens and pencils, he was constantly in demand by good-looking TV news hosts who craved the insights and knowledge he had gained while...

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