Ben Bagdikian, journalist who helped publish Pentagon papers, dies at 96

March 12, 2016 4:27 AM

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BERKELEY, Calif. – Ben H. Bagdikian, a renowned journalist, newspaper executive, media critic and professor who helped publish the Pentagon Papers and for decades was a passionate voice for journalistic integrity, has died. He was 96.

His wife, Marlene Griffith Bagdikian, says he died Friday morning at his home in Berkeley.

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