Bob Woodard To Speak In Ithaca

Bob Woodward—arguably the most respected investigative reporter in the news business—will visit Ithaca College on Wednesday, April 18, to speak on “State of Denial.” Part of the Park Scholar Tenth Anniversary Speaker Series, Woodward’s talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Ben Light Gymnasium. The event is free and open to the public.The winner of 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 number-one best-selling nonfiction 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. His other books 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,” and “The Agenda: Inside the Clinton White House.”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. He also wrote “Bush at War,” “Plan of Attack” and “State of Denial.”Named one of the Best Investigative Reporters in America by “The New York Times,” Woodward has been the assistant managing editor of investigative news for “The Washington Post” since 1982.Prior to reporting, Woodward served as a communications officer in the U.S. Navy. 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.”Woodward’s talk is the third in a year-long campus-wide speaker series celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Park Scholar Program, a merit-based financial assistance initiative that covers the cost of up to four years of undergraduate study in the Roy H. Park School of Communications. The first two speakers in the series were Danny Green, the 1985 Park School alumnus who co-created The Smoking Gun website, and Norman Solomon, syndicated media columnist and founder of the Institute for Public Accuracy.This series is made possible through the generosity of the Park Foundation.

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