Ben Bradlee and the scandal's 'best-kept secret'
Katharine Graham on the 'Watergate Watershed'
A Post reporter reviews 'All the President's Men'
Bradlee and Woodward answer your questions
To former Post publisher Katharine Graham, Watergate was "the most important occurrence in my working life." Then-executive editor Ben Bradlee remembers the 26-month scandal as the "most intense moment of all our lives" -- and the source of one of the "best-kept secrets" in Washington journalism.
And for reporter Ken Ringle, those "draining, mesmerizing, pulse-racing days" made for one good movie.
Other news organizations covered Watergate, too. CBS News and the Los Angeles Times aggressively pursued the story behind the botched break-in. But the scandal made Post reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward famous. Their months of dogged reporting won the newspaper a coveted Pulitzer Prize for public service -- and won the journalists a book contract. Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman portrayed the reporters in the 1975 film version of their best-selling "All the President's Men" -- a movie that inspired an entire generation of reporters.
Bradlee and Woodward will answer your questions about Watergate's legacy on Thursday, June 19, during an interactive discussion on washingtonpost.com.