Frankel, Max, 1930-....

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BIOGHIST REQUIRED Max Frankel (born 3 April 1930 in Gera, Germany) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. Frankel emigrated as a child from Germany on 22 February 1940. He was educated at Columbia University, where he wrote for and edited the Columbia Daily Spectator. Frankel joined The New York Times in 1952, where he remained for fifty years except for a period in the United States Army. Frankel was a foreign correspondent in Vienna, Moscow, and Havana, and later The Times's diplomatic, White House, and Washington correspondent. He was instrumental in the release of the Pentagon Papers in 1971. He edited The Times's editorial page for nearly a decade, and was executive editor between 1986 and 1994. Frankel won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973 for his coverage of President Richard Nixon's visit to China. Frankel is also remembered as the journalist who asked President Gerald Ford a question about Soviet domination of Eastern Europe during a presidential debate in 1976, which Ford answered poorly. Frankel has written two books, The Times of My Life and My Life at The Times (Random House, 1999), and High Noon in the Cold War: Kennedy, Khrushchev and the Cuban Missile Crisis (Ballantine, 2004).

From the guide to the Max Frankel papers, 1896-2008, [Bulk Dates: 1940-2008], (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

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referencedIn Ira Berkow, papers, undated, 1960-2011 American Jewish Historical Society
creatorOf Frankel, Max. Robert B. Blaikie and his ittegular Regular Democractic Club. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Daniel P. Moynihan Papers, 1765-2003, (bulk 1955-2000) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf American foreign policy : panel discussion, 1963. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Max Frankel papers, 1896-2008, [Bulk Dates: 1940-2008] Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Executive Office Building tape number 264
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associatedWith Berkow, Ira person
associatedWith Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973 person
correspondedWith Moynihan, Daniel P. (Daniel Patrick), 1927-2003 person
associatedWith Sulzberger, Arthur Ochs, 1926-2012 person
associatedWith Sulzberger, Arthur Ochs, 1951- person
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