Richard Benedetto

Richard Benedetto, Founding Member, USA Today

Episode 05: Richard Benedetto

June 05, 2014

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As a founding member of USA Today, Richard Benedetto has covered every national political convention since 1972 and every Presidential campaign since 1984. In this episode of The 202, Richard discusses everything from writing USA Today’s first cover story, “New Suburb, Old Pains in the Sun Belt,” to his interview with Governor George Wallace — an interview that later turned out to be one of Wallace’s last.

Two books mentioned in the episode are Confessions of an SOB by Allen Neuharth and Politicians are People, Too by Richard Benedetto.