Bob Woodward to speak at Union College
SCHENECTADY Journalist Bob Woodward, whose reporting during the Watergate scandal 40 years ago helped topple a presidency, will speak at Union College on April 19.
Woodward’s talk, “From Nixon to Obama: War Stories from the Reporting Trenches on Eight Presidents,” is free and open to the public. The event will take place at 7 p.m. in Memorial Chapel.
As a young reporter for the Washington Post in 1972, Woodward teamed with Carl Bernstein to uncover the Watergate scandal during the administration of President Richard Nixon. Their reporting led to Nixon’s resignation in 1974 and the indictment and conviction of dozens of top Nixon administration officials. The duo’s work also became a best seller, “All the President’s Men,” and was the basis for the classic movie starring Robert Redford as Woodward and Dustin Hoffman as Bernstein.
Woodward’s reporting has helped the Post win two Pulitzer Prizes. In 1973, the newspaper was awarded the Pulitzer for public service primarily because of Woodward and Bernstein’s reporting on Watergate. In 2002, the Post won the Pulitzer for national reporting in part because of articles Woodward wrote in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He also was awarded the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency in 2003.
Woodward is the associate editor of The Washington Post and has authored or co-authored 16 books.
The lecture is sponsored by the student-run Speakers Forum.