David Obst

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David Obst

"He was at the Democratic convention in Chicago in 1968, studied at Berkeley in the late 60s, helped break the My Lai massacre story which won the Pulitzer Prize, assisted Daniel Ellsberg with the Pentagon Papers and was an agent for Woodward and Bernstein AND John Dean of the Watergate scandal. Mr Obst's conviction that boomers are the ones shaping the direction the world is going in and to understand where they are leading it, we need to understand this generation and where it came from." [1]

His wife was Lynda Rosen Obst.


  • David Obst, Too Good to be Forgotten: Changing America in the '60s and '70s (John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 1998).

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  1. Too Good to be Forgotten, accessed January 8, 2010.