Bob Woodward to speak at Mercyhurst

Investigative journalist and author Bob Woodward, famous for breaking the stories on the Watergate scandal during President Nixon’s term, is coming as a guest speaker to the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Monday, Oct. 29.

His talk, named “Inside the White House: From Nixon to Obama with Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein,” is penned to be a part of the guest speaker series for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Mercyhurst students and faculty will be able to get their free tickets starting Thursday, Sept. 27, by presenting their Mercyhurst ID.

There is a limit of two tickets per person and any remaining tickets will be offered to the public starting Monday, Oct. 1.

Born in Illinois, Woodward has received various awards for his work in the world of journalism, such as a Pulitzer for his work for The Washington Post during both the Watergate scandals and his coverage of the September 11 attacks.

His work for the Post has been recognized for having remarkably reliable accounts and a strong tone, as well as attention to detail. Executive Director of The Weekly Standard, Fred Barnes, called him “the best pure reporter of his generation, perhaps ever.”

Woodward is also a non-fiction author, with 12 of his books gaining No. 1 New York Times Bestseller status, more than any contemporary non-fiction author.

One of his most notable publications, “All the President’s Men,” co-authored with Carl Bernstein, was adapted into a major motion picture starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman as Woodward and Bernstein.

It depicts the events surrounding the Watergate scandal that led to the eventual resignation of President Nixon.

The film received excellent reviews and garnered some major accolades, including two Academy Awards.

The book chronicles the investigative journalism on behalf of the initial report on the Watergate break-in, detailing the events behind the major stories the duo wrote, using sources that remained anonymous for years and were finally named in the publication. In addition, it tells of a series of audio recordings from the White House that further incriminated Nixon for covering up the break-in.

Tickets can be reserved online or at the box office.

For more information call the PAC box office at 814-824-3000.