Watergate journalist Bob Woodward to speak at The University of Tulsa

Mar 15, 2012

StudioTulsa host Rich Fisher spoke with Bob Woodward, who will be on campus as part of this Spring's Presidential Lecture Series. In this web-exclusive interview, they discuss the span of Woodward's career and events affecting Barack Obama's presidency.

Journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein will speak together at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in the Donald W. Reynolds Center. The lectures are free and open to the public; no tickets, registration or reservations are required.

Bernstein and Woodward set a new standard for Washington journalism and in-depth, behind-the-scenes reporting on the American presidency beginning with their first shared Watergate byline in June 1972. Forty years later, the co-authors of All the President’s Men and The Final Days will tell the stories behind their writings and will explore the effects and methods of the modern media from their own police-beat-style reporting to the changes brought by the Internet, cable news and social networking tools.

A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist best known for Watergate and All the President’s Men, Carl Bernstein’s pursuit of the truth continues to change the landscape of American journalism. For more than four decades, he has been setting the standard for modern investigative reporting and reflecting on a crucial theme that has coursed through American history: the use and abuse of power in politics, media, finance and spirituality.

From Watergate to the Supreme Court, the CIA, the Pentagon, President Clinton, the Federal Reserve, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, four books on the wars of President George W. Bush and now the Obama administration, Bob Woodward has consistently found the inside story of Washington institutions and the American presidency. Woodward has won every journalism prize imaginable, including Pulitzers for his reports on Watergate and the aftermath of September 11th.

TU's Presidential Lecture Series is sponsored by the Darcy O'Brien Endowed Chair.