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A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist best known for his work with Bob Woodward in breaking the Watergate story in the Washington Post and in the classic book, All the President's Men, Carl Bernstein's pursuit of the truth continues to change the landscape of American journalism.
For over four decades, Carl Bernstein has been setting the standard for modern investigative reporting, achieving a legacy of balanced, award-winning journalism. Through his books, as a contributing editor for Vanity Fair and as a political analyst for CNN, Carl Bernstein reflects on a crucial theme that has coursed through American history: the use and abuse of power in politics, media, finance and spirituality. These themes have been explored in several of his books, including John Paul II and the History of Our Time and his latest best-seller, A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton. A journalist with impact, Carl Bernstein remains respected the world over for his insightful commentary on the issues that people are talking about. His powerful presentations reveal the definitive stories the people and events that have changed the world, and showcase the impact of the relentless pursuit of the truth.
Let the Reporting Speak
Duty of the Press: To Deliver The Truth
The People Are Right: America's Problem Is...the Cult and Culture of Washington
Today a permanent Washington class — members of Congress, lobbyists, journalists, bureaucrats — exercise a pervasive degree of concentrated power that would terrify the Founders (federalists and anti-federalists alike). This stultifying fact is perhaps our greatest challenge and obstacle to national progress. Carl Bernstein, born and raised in Washington, D.C., began working at age 16 for the town’s pre-eminent newspaper of the day — The Washington Star: he has since spent half a century as a journalist unraveling the mysteries of his native city. His latest work — including a documentary film he is making about Congress — examines a Washington condition that is strangling the country’s historic political and social progress.
Inside the White House: with Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein
Beginning with their first shared Watergate byline in June 1972, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein set a new standard for Washington journalism and in-depth, behind-the-scenes reporting on the American presidency. Together Woodward and Bernstein tell the stories behind their newspaper work and books, offering a unique, riveting and personal tour of politics and Washington. Addressing the weaknesses and strengths of eight presidents, their presentation provides a vivid lesson in leadership. The co-authors of All the President’s Men (1974) and The Final Days (1976) will explore the impact and methods of the modern media from their own police-beat-style reporting to the radical changes brought by the internet, cable news and social networking tools.
Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward were marvelous, individually and as a team. Their joint presentation was smooth, well-prepared, and not only riveted our audience, but also demonstrated the complementary differences between them that made them a successful working duo.Society of the Four Arts
As a speaker, Mr. Bernstein was riveting. He managed to keep rapt attention from a big room of fidgety college students, deploying a ready sense of humor throughout the talk. I was also impressed with how careful and sensitive his interactions were with our donor family.Judy Bense, Ph.D., president of University of West Florida
Carl Bernstein gave generously of his time while he interacted with students, faculty, and community members. The Q&A session after his speech was one of the most lively and engaged I’ve ever seen.Sara Netzley, lecture chair at Bradley University
A WOMAN IN CHARGE: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton (opens in a new tab)