Notes from the Newsroom
John I. Carney

David Broder

Posted Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at 1:31 PM
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  • U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander just released a statement on Broder's passing:

    "No reporter in recent times was a better reporter than David Broder. He would show up in the most unexpected places. Sometimes he was the only reporter present. He never played favorites. He would be uncomfortable with such praise by an elected official. Public service and journalism are richer for his distinguished, long career."

    -- Posted by Jicarney on Wed, Mar 9, 2011, at 1:43 PM
  • I've always been a Broder fan. His commentaries impressed me as fair and straightforward compared to those of so many other writers.

    -- Posted by David Melson on Wed, Mar 9, 2011, at 3:05 PM
  • Fair-handed. What we hope to get when we read a reporter's work. I hope he had many students who will follow his path.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Mar 9, 2011, at 6:01 PM
  • In Shelbyville, as my brother, Jim Cooper, was holding an event one morning during his campaign for U.S. Senate in 1994, I met and talked with David Broder in the gymnasium of Thomas School. He said, "You know, Jim is earning quite a reputation in Washington without being a showboat." I said, "That's hard to do." He said, "Well, what beats knowing what you're doing?" David Broder will be sorely missed by lots and lots of people, including all of the Coopers.

    -- Posted by zzoop on Sat, Mar 12, 2011, at 3:36 PM
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