Bob Woodward set to speak at OCCC April 26

Join us for this lecture that is free and open to the public

    (Published: 04-18-18)

Pulitzer Prize-Winning investigative journalist Bob Woodward

Oklahoma City Community College hosts legendary Pulitzer Prize-Winning investigative journalist and author Bob Woodward 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2018, in the college’s Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater. This event is free and open to the public.

The presentation, "The Age of the American Presidency," explores the presidency of Donald Trump and his unconventional style of governance, putting him in context and addressing what is going on behind the scenes and what to expect.

Woodward speaks to critical questions such as: How did Trump get to the White House? What information can be trusted and what statements and tweets really reflect where he is going? Can he deliver? Who will support or attempt to thwart him? Who does he really listen to? And what may it all mean? The Washington Post’s veteran reporter-historian has written bestselling books covering all eight of the past presidents from Nixon to Obama. 

This event continues the Paul Sechrist Signature Lecture Series. The series launched in 2014 with past speakers Francis Ford Coppola and Thomas Friedman.

About Bob Woodward

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 the Pulitzer Prize.

Woodward is the associate editor for The Washington Post where he has 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 Sept. 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 nonfiction books, Time Magazine has called “All the President’s Men,” by Bernstein and Woodward, “Perhaps the most influential piece of journalism in history.”

Woodward has written and co-wrote 12 #1 national best-selling nonfiction books: “All the President’s Men” (1974) and “The Final Days” (1976), both Watergate books, co-wrote with Bernstein. “The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Court” (1979) co-wrote with Scott Armstrong, “Wired: The Short Life and Fast Times of John Belushi” (1984), “Veil: The Secret Wars of the CIA 1981-87” (1987), “The Commanders” (1991), “The Agenda: Inside the Clinton White House” (1994), “Shadow: Five Presidents and the Legacy of Watergate” (1999), “Bush at War” (2002), “Plan of Attack” (2004), “State of Denial: Bush at War Part III” (2006), and “Obama’s Wars” (2010). Woodward’s other national bestselling books: “The Secret Man: The Story of Watergate’s Deep Throat” (2005), “The Choice” (1996), “Maestro: Greenspan’s Fed and the American Boom” (2000), “The War Within: A Secret White House History 2006-2008” (2008), “The Price of Politics” (2012) and “The Last of the President’s Men” (2015). Newsweek magazine has excerpted six of Woodward’s books in headline-making cover stories; “60 Minutes” has done pieces on seven of his books; three of his books have been made into feature films.

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 Post.

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