CONTACT: MELVIN O. SHAW
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Nov. 9, 1999
Watergate reporter Bob Woodward at UI Nov. 22 for free
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Bob Woodward, the Washington Post
journalist whose series of co-written articles helped expose President Richard
Nixon's political machine and his plans to quash his Democratic opponents,
will present a free public lecture at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22 at the University
of Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge.
Woodward's appearance at the UI is made possible by
the UI Lecture Committee.
Woodward's and fellow Washington Post reporter Carl
Bernstein's investigative reports about the June 1972 Watergate Hotel break-in
helped earn The Post a 1973 Pulitzer Prize for its investigation of the Watergate
Since then, Woodward has become managing editor of
investigative news for The Post, and according to his biography, he is the
only contemporary author to write more than seven number one best-selling
non-fiction books. He's a fixture among elite journalism circles, making frequent
appearances as a commentator on television news shows such as ABC's "This
Week," and he continues to publish.
Woodward's recent book, "Shadow: Five Presidents and
the Legacy of Watergate 1974-1999," is a detailed retrospective of President
Bill Clinton's terms in office, Nixon's effect on the U.S. political system
and Ford's pardon of him. He examines Carter's missteps, and he looks at Reagan's
and Bush's impact on the wars in Iran. Among his other titles are "All the
Presidents Men," "The Agenda," and "The Choice."
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend
all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability
who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please
contact the UI Lecture Committee at (319) 335-3255.