All are invited to hear famed author and journalist Bob Woodward as he presents in an installment of Midland College's Davidson Distinguished Lecture Series. The event is FREE. Tickets are not required for General Admission seating.
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Legendary Two-Time Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist, Author, and Associate Editor at The Washington Post
Bob Woodward is a journalistic icon who gained international attention when he and Carl Bernstein broke the deeply disturbing news of the Watergate scandal. The book they wrote, All the President’s Men, won a Pulitzer Prize.
Watergate’s theme of secret government is a common thread throughout Woodward’s career that has spawned 20 books all national bestsellers 13 of them #1, more than any other contemporary nonfiction author. No one else in political investigative journalism has the clout, respect and reputation of Woodward. He has a way of getting insiders to open up, both on the record and off the record, in ways that reveal an intimate yet sweeping portrayal of Washington and the budget wrangling, political infighting, how we fight wars, the price of politics, how presidents lead, the homeland security efforts and so much more. His work is meticulous and draws on internal memos, classified documents, meeting notes and hundreds of hours of interviews with most of the key players, including U.S. presidents.
As a speaker, Woodward pulls the curtain back on Washington and its leaders to captivate audiences with stories that are sometimes surprising, at times shocking and always fascinating. He blends stories that are both up to the minute and from the past (to provide historical context). Woodward speaks as he writes--crisp and concise--and helps people get behind the spin to understand what’s really going on in the halls of power in an age of 24-hour news, social media and snarky politics.
Professionally, Bob Woodward is currently associate editor for The Washington Post where he’s worked since 1971. He has won nearly every American journalism award, and the Post won the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for his work with Carl Bernstein on the Watergate scandal. In addition, Woodward was the main reporter for the Post’s articles on the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks that won the National Affairs Pulitzer Prize in 2002. Woodward won the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency in 2003.
The Weekly Standard called Woodward “the best pure reporter of his generation, perhaps ever.” In 2003, Al Hunt of The Wall Street Journal called Woodward “the most celebrated journalist of our age.” In listing the all-time 100 best non-fiction books, Time magazine has called All the President’s Men by Bernstein and Woodward, “Perhaps the most influential piece of journalism in history.”
Woodward was born March 26, 1943 in Illinois. He graduated from Yale University in 1965 and served five years as a communications officer in the U.S. Navy before beginning his journalism career at the Montgomery County Sentinel (Maryland), where he was a reporter for one year before joining The Washington Post.
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