Gary Hart’s ill-fated run for president is among the great political implosions of our time. The Colorado Senator was considered a lock for the 1988 Democratic nomination; that is, until reports of an extra-marital affair drove him from the race. But now, a new book is taking issue with the newspaper that broke the story, calling it a turning point in political journalism.


Dan Kennedy is a journalism professor at Northeastern University.

Callie Crossley is the host of WGBH News' Under the Radar.

Adam Reilly is a reporter for WGBH News.

Tom Fiedler is the dean of Boston University's College of Communications.