Commonwealth National Podcast

Len Downie, Former Executive Editor, The Washington Post (1/29/2009)

Duration: 
1:06:57

Len Downie Former Executive Editor, The Washington Post; Author, The Rules of the Game
In conversation with Phil Bronstein, Editor at Large, San Francisco Chronicle

Downie is one of the leaders of the news world, heading up The Washington Post for nearly 20 years. Now, he turns to fiction, falling back on the topics he knows best: corruption, high-level cover-ups and other topics ripped from the headlines. He will discuss the tension between journalism and government, how to navigate those waters, and additional insights into how politics and the press really work.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club on January 29, 2009.