Sunday, April 08, 2007

Author & investigative reporter Bob Woodward to talk about the Iraq War

It's been a pretty extraordinary semester of special events and speakers in the Park School. From David Muir and Robert Fisk to Dan Heffner and Susan Orlean, we've brought to campus some of the most exceptional and important media professionals in the world.

And we're not done yet.

On Wednesday, April 18, the Park School will welcome Bob Woodward, the most respected investigative reporter in American journalism, to Ithaca College. He'll speak at 7:30 p.m. in the Ben Light Gymnasium at the Hill Center. Admission is free and open to the public, and we expect a big crowd - so come early.

A few key facts about Woodward:

Bob Woodward has earned nearly every American journalism award, including the Pulitzer Prize. Woodward first gained national attention when he teamed with Carl Bernstein to investigate the burglary at the Watergate office building.

Woodward is the only contemporary American writer to author at least nine #1 best-selling non-fiction books, including: All the President's Men and The Final Days, co-authored with Bernstein; and The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Court, co-authored by former staff writer Scott Armstrong. Others include Wired: The Short Life and Fast Times of John Belushi, Veil: The Secret Wars of the CIA, The Commanders, The Man Who Would Be President: Dan Quayle, The Agenda: Inside The Clinton White House, and The Choice: How Bill Clinton Won. In 2000 he published, Maestro: Greenspan's Fed and the American Boom, a national best-selling look at the American economy, Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan, and Greenspan's economic legacy. Other books include: Bush at War, Plan of Attack, and State of Denial.

Named one of the Best Investigative Reporters in America by The New York Times, Bob Woodward has been the Assistant Managing Editor of Investigative News for The Washington Post since 1982.

Prior to reporting, Woodward served in the U.S. Navy as a communications officer. He began his career as a "newspaper man" with the Sentinel, out of Montgomery County, Maryland. In 1971 he joined The Post and in 1979 became Assistant Managing Editor of Metropolitan News.

This series is made possible through the generosity of the Park Foundation.



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