Alfred Friendly

Alfred Friendly

Alfred Friendly was an American journalist, editor and writer for the Washington Post. He began his career as a reporter with the Post in 1939 and became Managing Editor in 1955. In 1967 he covered the Mideast War for the Post in a series of articles for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 1968. He is credited with bringing the Post from being a local paper to having a position of national prominence. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Alfred Friendly has five videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1988 Forum as a Director for the Media and Society Seminars of the Columbia University. The year with the most videos was 1996 with two videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 1989 with an average of 264 views per program. Most appearances with Lesley Stahl (2). Most common tag: Television Journalism.

Appearances by Title:


President, CBS c. September 18, 1996 - c. September 17, 1996 Videos: 1 Director, Media and Society Seminars, Columbia University c. January 26, 1988 - c. September 18, 1996 Videos: 4

Recent Appearances

  • Mike Wallace Roast

    Mike Wallace Roast

    The Thomas Paine Historical Association gathered to honor its 1996 journalism award winner, Mike Wallace. Colleagues from “60…

  • Fred Friendly First Amendment Award

    Fred Friendly First Amendment Award

    President Lahey and Mr. Friendly presented Ms. Stahl with an award for a journalistic career covering national politics. She…

  • Independent Writers

    Independent Writers

    Following a long introduction, Mr. Johnson discussed theattributes of independent reporting in Washington, D.C.

  • Who's a Journalist? Talk Show Sensationalism

    Who's a Journalist? Talk Show Sensationalism

    In this often boisterous session, journalists and talk show hosts debated the definition of “journalist” and the merits of…

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