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Bob Woodward to Speak at Eastern

Written by Christopher J. Herman


Woodward.jpg     Willimantic, Conn. - Award-winning journalist and author Bob Woodward will be the fourth and final speaker in Eastern Connecticut State University's 2012-13 Arts and Lecture Series. The series is celebrating its 12th season. Woodward will speak at 7 p.m. on March 12 in the Betty R. Tipton Room of the Student Center. Tickets are $10 each for the general public, but free of charge to all students.                Since 1971, Woodward has worked for The Washington Post, where he is currently an associate editor. He and Carl Bernstein were the main reporters on the Watergate scandal for which The Post won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973. Their book, "All the President's Men," formed the basis for the Academy Award-winning movie of the same name.     

     Woodward was also the lead reporter for The Post's articles on the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City that won the 2002 National Affairs Pulitzer Prize. In 2004, CBS News anchor Bob Schieffer of CBS News said, "Woodward has established himself as the best reporter of our time. He may be the best reporter of all time."  

     Woodward has authored and co-authored 17 books, all of which have been national no-fiction best sellers. His most recent book, "The Price of Politics" is based on 18 months of reporting, and is an examination of how President Obama and Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress tried to restore the American economy and improve the federal government's fiscal condition.          
     A native to Illinois, Woodward is a 1965 graduate of Yale University and served five years as a communication officer in the United States Navy before beginning his journalism career at the Montgomery County Sentinel, where he was a reporter for one year before joining The Post.       

     Persons interested in attending Woodward's presentation can reserve seats by calling (860) 465-0036 or e-mailing tickets@easternct.edu.

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