The Life and Times of Barry Bingham Jr. (#125)
Louisville Courier-Journal editorial page editor Keith Runyon reflects on the life and times of the newspaper’s former publisher, Barry Bingham Jr.
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Barry Bingham Jr., who died on April 3, 2006, was the editor and publisher of the Courier-Journal and the Louisville Times from 1971 to 1986. Keith Runyon offers his recollections of Bingham as both boss and friend. Runyon and Bingham worked together at the newspaper for a number of years, then continued their friendship after Bingham departed. Runyon served as a pallbearer at Bingham’s funeral.