Lawrence Meyer is a veteran, award-winning newspaper reporter and editor. He spent thirty-two years at The Washington Post, where he witnessed many of the twentieth century’s most dramatic events. During the 1970s, he covered the attempted assassination of Governor George C. Wallace, the Watergate break-in trial, the Senate Watergate hearings, and the subsequent impeachment proceedings against President Richard Nixon. His intimate familiarity with the thinking and politics at the heart of a great American newspaper lends remarkable accuracy and immediacy to The Final Edition.
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I want to say a word about Watergate, a word that became synonymous with scandal 50 years ago. I spent the entire two years between September 1972 and August 1974 covering Watergate for The Washington Post—the run-up to the Watergate break-in trial, the trial, the Senate Watergate hearings and the impeachment proceedings against Richard M. Nixon. I read all the…Read More
This week was a big one for the Supreme Court, although neither big decision—on New York’s gun carry law or Roe v. Wade—was a surprise. The abortion decision, of course, was telegraphed weeks ago when a draft opinion leaked. And the gun decision was widely anticipated when the Court agreed to take the case. Both decisions are disturbing for reasons…Read More
I want to say a word or two about Barry Sussman who died June 1 at 87. Barry was my first editor at The Washington Post, and he was the best editor I ever had. He was also a friend for more than 50 years. Besides that he was the brains and driving force behind The Post’s coverage of the…Read More
A few months ago I was lucky enough to find an old copy of essays by E.B. White. The book had been discarded—put on a bookshelf where residents of my building (“our fancy building” Judy Woodruff, one of the residents, calls it) can put books they no longer want. Anyone can take a book off the shelf to borrow—or keep.…Read More