New York Times Publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Dead At 86
Sulzberger cemented his reputation as a First Amendment figure through his decision to publish the Pentagon Papers. He also stood firm against the Nixon administration's attempt to squash the story.
The Times won 31 Pulitzer prizes during Sulzberger's three-decade tenure. Weekday circulation also climbed from 714,000 in 1963 when he became publisher to 1.1 million when he stepped down in 1992.
Sulzberger was the only grandson of Adolph Ochs, the son of Bavarian immigrants who took over the Times in 1896 and helped transform it into the nation's most influential paper.