Nightly News   |  August 05, 2013

Amazon founder buys Washington Post for $250 million

Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, has released a statement saying the Post’s values will not change as a result of the new ownership and he is “very optimistic about the future.” NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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