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 Thomas Wardell “Tom” Braden Sr.

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Thomas Wardell “Tom” Braden Sr.

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Death
3 Apr 2009 (aged 92)
Burial
Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA
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35584108 View Source

Tom Braden died on Friday, April 3, 2009 after living 92 years. He was the author of "Eight is Enough," (later made into a television series) but was perhaps best known for his role as the liberal point of view on CNN's original Crossfire. He sparred with Pat Buchanan, Bob Dornan and Robert Novak on the topics of the day in the 1980s. He, and all his liberal friends worked hard to defeat Barry Goldwater during the 1964 presidential campaign, and Bob Novak would not let him forget. After interviewing Sen. Goldwater in the early 1980s, Bob Novak asked Mr. Braden, "Tom, will you and all your liberal friends now admit that you were wrong when you opposed Sen. Goldwater's run for president?" Stoically Staring into the camera, Mr. Braden conceded, "Maybe we were, Bob. Maybe we were . . . "

Tom Braden died on Friday, April 3, 2009 after living 92 years. He was the author of "Eight is Enough," (later made into a television series) but was perhaps best known for his role as the liberal point of view on CNN's original Crossfire. He sparred with Pat Buchanan, Bob Dornan and Robert Novak on the topics of the day in the 1980s. He, and all his liberal friends worked hard to defeat Barry Goldwater during the 1964 presidential campaign, and Bob Novak would not let him forget. After interviewing Sen. Goldwater in the early 1980s, Bob Novak asked Mr. Braden, "Tom, will you and all your liberal friends now admit that you were wrong when you opposed Sen. Goldwater's run for president?" Stoically Staring into the camera, Mr. Braden conceded, "Maybe we were, Bob. Maybe we were . . . "


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  • Created by: M
  • Added: 6 Apr 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 35584108
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/35584108/thomas-wardell-braden: accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Wardell “Tom” Braden Sr. (22 Jan 1917–3 Apr 2009), Find a Grave Memorial ID 35584108, citing Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA; Maintained by M (contributor 46856892) .