The Washington Post iPad app video: It's a Ben Bradlee world
Welcome, to The Washington Post, 2010. A place where we all have perfect elocution as we politely disagree, where Bob Woodward still clanks away on his old Watergate-era typewriter and where Spaghetti Western music plays every time Ben Bradlee enters a room.
It really happens that way, folks.
To introduce the brand new Washington Post iPad app, the newsroom went Hollywood for its first time since "All the President's Men," and a roster of Post stars made an appearance.
Try to catch a glimpse of Ron Charles's bacon hair, Robert Redford, and the scene-stealing yours truly. (Hint: I'm hidden behind a newspaper. Okay, fine, you can't see me at all, but the way I hold that newspaper, you can tell I really care.)
Actually, there's no denying the real star (aside from the iPad app): Ben Bradlee. You have to watch all the way to the end to see his true brilliance. Jason Robards had competition.
Here's a tribute to the past and the future glory of this wacky work world I live in.
Oh, and, yes, the iPad application is a nifty, new social way to engage in the news. Word on the street:
Quick take on @washingtonpost iPad app: User friendly and innovative. Glad it wont be free forever!
And just a nice shout-out in general:
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